Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay have clearly hit it off working on "Pain and Gain," because they're now going to be working a new film together. Back in October, Michael Bay stated that the new project won't be "Transformers 4," but it turns out that he might have spoken too soon.
Since "Transformers 4" will replace the franchise's original cast with a slew of new actors, many had hoped Bay would be casting Wahlberg in his new movie. But while the project that they're working on now is something else entirely, Bay wrote on his website that the passionate fan response has forced him reconsider his stance on not having Wahlberg in "T4."
"I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be staring in Transformers 4. We are working on another movie together, not T4. I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance – well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas," he wrote. "We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter."
That's intriguing to say the least. While we don't know if Wahlberg would be game, it could be that Bay and his writer are now creating their lead to be a Wahlberg-type character. If that's the case, sign us on board, because we can use more action hero in this new "Transformers" film than what Shia LaBeouf had to offer in the previous three.
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