The next “Transformers” movie is supposed to go in a completely different direction from the first three installments by Michael Bay, and to reboot the series, the director has brought in his “Pain & Gain” star, Mark Wahlberg, to lead the franchise on a bold, new course, but will there also be a new type of robot in disguise?
Movie news site JoBlo claimed to confirm back in May that the fourth “Transformers” movie will feature the fan-favorite Dinobots, characters who change into robotic dinosaurs as opposed to vehicles.
When MTV News’ Josh Horowitz sat down with Wahlberg and Denzel Washington to talk about their new movie “2 Guns,” the topic of Dinobots came up, and things got heated pretty quickly. “None of your business,” Wahlberg said, responding to a question of whether he has encountered any Dinobots. “You don’t want me to get replaced halfway through production for divulging secrets.”
So perhaps there is something to the rumor, considering how tight-lipped Wahlberg got at first mention of the Dinobots. Prodding further, Horowitz asked what the Dinobots are. “You know what it is,” he said. “Don’t question my geek. I can out geek you.”
Moving onto non-Dinobot related “Transformers” talk, Wahlberg confirmed that the new installment feels unlike anything that has come before it, thanks in part to the character he has taken on. “It feels like a completely different movie, very fresh,” he said. “Obviously, it’s a really interesting dynamic, being a young, single dad having a teenage daughter, trying to succeed as an inventor, having very little means and also trying to provide for my family. Then all hell breaks loose.”
The fourth “Transformers” movie is scheduled to hit theaters on June 27, 2014.