Mark Wahlberg is being considered for a part in the Michael Bay helmed Tranformers 4.
Internet rumours started last month that Wahlberg was in talks with Bay to star in the next instalment of the Transformers but Bay soon quashed the rumour saying 'The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor. Mark and I are talking about another film project'.The pair are currently working on an action comedy Pain and Gain which is due out next year.
But the rumours planted a seed and Bay is now considering the idea '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 & Gain, and he gave such a great performance - well let's say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas'.
However Bay was clear to point out that these ideas were just that and the movie was still very much in the early stages. He added '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'. Bay spoke previously of the franchise taking on a 'new direction' . With Shia LeBoeuf out of the running, he declined to reprise his role for the fourth movie, it will be interesting to see what this new direction will be and how Wahlberg would fit into the mix. What do you think would Wahlberg make a good replacement for LeBoeuf?
Transformers 4 is scheduled for release in June 2014.