Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

A while back a rumor surfaced that was worse than the fact Transformers 4 is on its way – Mark Wahlberg was rumored to be playing a role in it. Thankfully, this was just the work of the internet “rumor mill” and those clever little scamps almost had us fooled, but now Michael Bay might actually think it’s a good idea!

Back when all this chaos started Wahlberg was rumored for a major role in the upcoming sequel but Bay was quick to dispel rumor. In reality, Bay and Wahlberg are working on a separate project after wrapping up Bay’s action-comedy Pain and Gain, which stars Wahlberg alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ed Harris.

Now these rumors have arisen once again, straight from the mouth of Michael Bay himself. According to Bay all the “internet chatter” has given him some ideas about having Wahlberg in Tranformers 4. Here’s Bay’s statement, from his own site:

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.

So according to Bay, we the audience may have given him the idea to include Wahlberg in Transformers 4.

Well done everyone, we all deserve a round of applause for this. If we play our cards right maybe we can bring Megan Fox back long enough for that on screen death we’ve been looking for since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. We can only hope.

Transformers 4 is set for a June 27th, 2014 theatrical release.

Special Thanks to /Film for spreading this news around.

Right out of the gate, before we even get into the news part of this, let’s get one thing straight. Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen was not a good movie.

It had its good parts (like Jetfire, but they were few and far between). Watch the movie again, I dare you. The cons far outweigh any pro’s in that movie.

It takes guts to admit that a movie was not as good as the fans expected it to be. And, finally, director Michael Bay seems to be admitting that, even calling it borderline crap. It still made a lot of money, but doesn’t mean that it was a good movie.

We made some mistakes … The real fault with [Transformers 2] is that it ran into a mystical world. When I look back at it, that was crap.

It was just terrible to do a movie where you’ve got to have a story in three weeks [due to the writer’s strike] … I was prepping a movie for months where I only had 14 pages of some idea of whatthe movie was. It’s a BS way to make a movie!

Soooo… It’s still everyone else’s fault but his own. Regardless, better late than never, right?

Hopefully, Bay learned some lessons from Revenge of the Fallen, and will have applied them to the third Transformers film coming out soon entitled Dark of the Moon. It is set to be released on July 1st, 2011.