Mark Wahlberg was recently cast as the lead in the upcoming Transformers 4, but we know next to little about what the film will be about. Of course, we can guess that it will involve giant robot battles, but apart from that, we know nothing but that Wahlberg will be taking over the reins from Shia Labeouf and company.
While promoting his new film ‘Broken City’, Wahlberg spoke about his role in Transformers 4, saying, “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."
He adds, "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 witHh it, so I’m excited about it."
Transformers 4 is said to be Michael Bay’s last film [of course, that’s what he said about Transformers 3], and is said to not be a reboot, but rather an introduction to new characters on Earth.