Mark Wahlberg is reportedly being considered by director Michael Bay for Transformers 4, according to Business Insider.
After shutting down rumors last month about Wahlberg’s involvement with the next installment of the Transformers franchise, it would seem that Michael Bay has had a change of heart. Thanks to internet buzz, the Bad Boys director is now strongly considering Wahlberg for the film.
Here’s what Bay wrote on his official website:
“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.”
Towards the end of October, the internet was buzzing that Mark Wahlberg had been tapped to star in Transformers 4. It didn’t take very long for the rumor to spread like wildfire, prompting the director to deflate the rumors on his website.
“The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor. Mark and I are talking about another film project,” Bay wrote.
However, since the Contraband star’s alleged involvement generated so much attention on the web, Bay is now considering adding Wahlberg’s name to the list of candidates for the role. At some point, it must have started to sound like a very good idea.
Indiewire reports that the next installment of the Transformers franchise will find its heroes battling giant robots in the far reaches of deep space. Outside of a few casting rumors and some vague plot points, there aren’t too many official details about the project currently making the rounds.
Do you believe Mark Wahlberg would be a good fit for the Transformers franchise? What do you think about Michael Bay changing his mind based on internet buzz?