The Transformers franchise is about to get it’s regular scheduled maintenance overhaul, with a new cast and new story line. This is more of a reboot than a sequel to Michael Bay’s last run at the franchise. One fresh face, Mark Wahlberg, claims Transformers 4 isn’t some cheap money grabbing scheme, but a brand new story line that draw’s in fresh faces.
In the midst of promoting Allen Hughes’ American crime drama Broken City, the Wahlberg spoke about what he’s now calling ” the most challenging role that I’ve played.”, something we find really hard to believe. After the great working relationship Mark and Michael had on the upcoming comedy Pain and Gain Mark said:
“He said to me (on set), ‘What do you think about doing a Transformers movie with me?’ I said, ‘Well, what do you want me to do?’ He told me and I said, ‘Absolutely!'”
This may have been thanks to the Internet’s involvement in the rumors of Mark’s involvement and we might never know fully, but according to the actor he’s not in it for the money. According to Mark, this is his chance to get into more family-friendly Hollywood films and an entire market of children just waiting for a man with a Boston accent.
“I said, ‘Don’t worry, guys, this is not me taking a paycheck and running with it. This is me trying to … I liked what the guys did with, like, The Avengers, for instance. When I watched that movie I was not interested in seeing it at all, but it was entertaining for me as well as for my kids. I think they did a really good job, and we want to do something special with it, so I’m excited about it.”
So after speaking with producers Steven Spielberg and Brian Grazer what Wahlberg is trying to do is become more family oriented for the kids, but didn’t he already do that with Ted? You can’t get more family-friendly then a talking bear, cocaine and Nerd Bastard’s Editor-in-Chief Luke Gallagher dancing behind Flash Gordon, it’s just science. It will be interesting though to see how Mark and Transformers 4 will play out in their connection to the past three films or it’s lack there of in the future.
Transformers 4 begins shooting in May of 2013 and arrives in theaters everywhere June 27th, 2014.
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