Yeah, I’m talking to you Internet; you just couldn’t leave well enough alone could you? Just look at the mess you’ve made of Transformers  IV now. What’s that you say? You didn’t mean it, it was just a joke? Well now you’ve made your bed and Mark Wahlberg is gonna sleep in it.

It all started with a whisper here and a rumor there, next thing you know posts about Mark Wahlberg starring in Transformers IV are everywhere, prompting Michael Bay to at first put the kibosh on the rumor, then later in the week put out a press release saying he had second thoughts about the idea and that indeed Wahlberg would be a part of Transformers IV.


“The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor. Mark and I are talking about another film project. -Michael”


“I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be staring 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.”

Which lead to:

“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on “Pain and Gain” and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,”

That also included the first look at the official Transformers IV logo pictured below.

So there you have it Internet, you used your Jedi Mind trick for selfish personal reasons and now we’ve all got to live with it, but maybe you really wanted this to happen. You can use the comments section below for confessional, you’ll feel better getting it all out in the open.

Transformers 4 hits theater screens on June 27th, 2014.

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