Ok everyone, settle down, Mark Wahlberg has admitted that he’s the lead in the upcoming 4th Transformers film and will continue his new bromance with director Michael Bay when filming begins next year. Yeah, they really hit it off on the set of Pain and Gain. That said Wahlberg has taken on the herculean task abandoned by Shia Lebeouf of promoting the film to be more than it really is and promising fans and reporters that this NEXT Transformers film will break the mold.
I had a great experience working with Michael. We really hit it off. We complement each other so well on set and we took something that was really good and I think we made something special with Pain and Gain. 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!’ I think it will be the most challenging role that I’ve played and it’s an opportunity for me to do something extremely different. It’s going to be very different from what the first ones were. I’m excited about it. I talked to Steven Spielberg and I talked to Brian Grazer and 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.
Name dropping Steven Spielberg? Check
Up-selling the relationship with Michael Bay? Check
Throwing a back-handed compliment at the competition? Double Check
This guy’s a fucking natural. Mark Wahlberg’s relationship with Michael Bay… let’s just say I picture booze, cocaine, and scantily clad models when I picture these two together. Why the hell wouldn’t Wahlberg wanna maintain that kinda work environment? All in all we know it will be different but he doesn’t really reveal anything but somehow gets us talking about the film and helps the movie trend online better. Smart.
Via: Geek Tyrant