With reporting by Josh Horowitz
Mark Wahlberg might be taking a break from big-budget action spectaculars for the December 19 release of "The Gambler," but that doesn't mean the slightly more explosive side of his career will stay unfulfilled for long.
Specifically, when MTV News caught up with Wahlberg at the junket for "The Gambler," we had to ask whether he'd be suiting up as Cade Yeager for another "Transformers" movie in the future.
"Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more," Wahlberg said when asked if he was contracted for anything beyond "Age of Extinction."
When we last left the Yeager family -- and spoilers for "Age of Extinction" past this point -- they had finished helping the Autobots save Earth once again from the villainous Decepticons. While good robot leader Optimus Prime has left Earth to go track down the Creators, beings who may or may not have given the Transformers life, he left the rest of the Autobots in charge of keeping the Yeagers safe.
So we assume most of the next movie will be spent with Cade et al getting into no trouble while they wait for Optimus to return from outer space.
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Anyway, the other big questions, as the 2016 debut date of "Transformers 5" is fast approaching, are whether director Michael Bay will return, and when shooting will start.
"I can't speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we'll be on the set soon," Wahlberg weighed in.
We're looking forward to transforming and rolling out, one more time.