Recent rumors that Mark Wahlberg would be in the next Transformers were quickly put to rest by series foreman Michael Bay, but not before giving him a clever idea: hey, what if Mark Wahlberg were in the next Transformers?
With Bay looking to semi-reboot his franchise, keeping continuity with the whirling CGI shards but tossing in new human placeholders, the producer/director/toy-shill took to his blog to hint that, thanks to the internet making shit up, now his Pain and Gain star may play a role in Transformers: Beyond LaBeouf. Said Bay (via):
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. 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.
So thanks, internet chatter. Now there will be a robot that turns into Mark Wahlberg.