Michael Bay: Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4 after all?

News Glen Chapman 8 Nov 2012 - 07:20

In a post on his site, Michael Bay says thanks to the Internet for putting the idea of Mark Wahlberg for Transformers 4 in his head...

Say what you like about Michael Bay, an many certainly do, but he's one of the few directors that not only openly acknowledges that he reads responses to his works online, but also takes the time out to respond to them. He does so in a forthright and often antagonistic way - such as telling fans to “chill out” over the rumoured direction of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake. As it turns out, that's a tactic akin to pouring a load of gasoline on a bonfire.

Still, you get the sense that he's having fun with it, and in his latest post on his website, he says thanks to those who engage in a spot of internet chatter speculating about the casting of Transformers 4.

“I squashed a rumour that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Wahlberg.", wrote Bay.

"Mark was rumoured to be starring 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 to internet chatter.”

Now, this is far from an official announcement, and it might just be Mr Bay having a bit of fun. We'll find out, no doubt, in due course. On the off chance Michael Bay is listening, though, do feel free to leave your ideas for Transformers 4 below. Make enough noise, and, er, it might affect the casting for the film...

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