Wahlberg has found a new high profile friend in the form of Optimus Prime, the legendary leader of the Autobots, and constant defender of the people of Earth. Wahlberg, playing car mechanic Cade Yeager, becomes acquainted with the transforming robot in the new trailer for "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which promises more of the explosive action that Michael Bay's previous round of "Transformers" films offered up in the past.
We don't see Wahlberg and Prime picnicking together, or going on a long walk down the beach. They aren't holding hands at the movie theater, sharing a comically-sized serving of popcorn. But they do have heart-to-hearts. And Wahlberg's character is clearly elated to have discovered the existence of a new Transformer on his own soil.
There's high-stakes action at the heart of "Age of Extinction," thanks to the arrival of a deadly Decepticon hellbent on destroying anyone in its path, Prime and Cade included. But assuming they're able to survive the mayhem — not a sure bet, given one wound Prime suffers in the trailer — then it's safe to say that Optimus and Marky Mark will be buddies for a good, long while.
Who knows? By the time we get to "Transformers 5," Wahlberg might even be saying hello to Optimus Prime's mother for us!
Watch the new trailer here:
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" hits theaters on June 27.