Remember a couple weeks ago when a crazy rumor broke out that Mark Wahlberg was in early talks to star in Transformers 4. Director Michael Bay wasted no time in squashing the rumor, posting on his website, “The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor. Mark and I are talking about another film project.”
At Comicbook.com, we lamented, “Even though the Mark Wahlberg rumor turned out to be false, we can’t help to wonder if it might not be a good idea. Wahlberg has a string of recent hits, and he has shown the ability to be an action star and have a sense of humor, which would probably work well with the Transformers franchise.”
Well, Michael Bay posted an update to his website, which says, “I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Wahlberg. Mark was rumored to be starring in Transformers 4. We are working on another movie together, not T4. I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance – well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter.”
It certainly sounds like Michael Bay might now be considering casting Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4. This might be a case of the Internet starting a rumor, and it actually coming true. If that is how it works, then please someone start the rumor that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will NOT be aliens. Transformers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 27, 2014.