Granted this is very much in the rumor stage and goes completely against what was reported last week about Transformers 4 looking to cast a female lead, but Twitch is reporting that Michael Bay is in early talks to re-team with his Pain and Gain leading man Mark Wahlberg.
The move could make sense s Wahlberg is a reliable action star and is currently riding a string of hits. The question remains though, should Wahlberg join the cast, would it be in a supporting character role or would Ehren Kruger, who has penned that last two Transformers scripts and is in charge of this latest installment make a few tweaks to what he has on paper right now.
One idea revolves around an adult star (the role Wahlberg is up for) and his teenage child. The thought here is that the child would then grow to be the focus of subsequent entries in the series.
Twitch has been pretty reliable with these sort of rumors in the past, so we'll keep our eyes open for any further developments.
In the meanwhile, tell us which path you prefer – the previously mentioned female teen lead and her race car driving boyfriend or Wahlberg and child joining Optimus to take on those dastardly Decipticons.
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I was looking forward to the teen girl lead and Race Car driver, howbeit I think she should be the Race Car driver. But the dad and son sounds a good storyline, too. It could go either way: or it can also be that Actor Wahlberg is the dad of a teenage-daughter that loves to Race cars!!! Think about it. Anyway so looking forward to TRANSFORMERS IV and our Autobots & Decepticons.
Guess we're both suckers
'Riding a string of hits'? what hits?!
How about neither. Who says we NEED a human element in these movies? Take the story out into space onto other worlds, my god the transformers universe and subsequent knowledge base is enormous. Frankly I'm tired of the old stand by "world on the brink of destruction" bit. Haven't we seen that a bazillion times already?!
I do care if it does happen
I argree with. It's time to turn the page and take a new direction this film. Why introduce new autobots and have famous actors voice them. Then do as you suggested. It'll be more popular that way.
I say Wahlberg since hell easily capture the elusive fanboy market
He's as close as we can get too.
What does that mean Matt
I mean, he reminds me of Shia La'Buff in a way.
Oh plus I've not seen Wahlberg in a movie since the Italian Job
He was in Ted, but I never saw it.
What matters is that if Bay puts Wahlberg in T4 this idea of his will sure work.
I don't really care about who is in T4.
Me neither as long as it is good
Agreed 100% Fandad. Maybe the fourth one will be the best one.
Better be or I get my 12 dollars back
20 if you see it in imax.
Not that I would want my money back again
False alarm Wahlberg is in talks of a non Transformers project
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