Mark Wahlberg confirmed for Transformers 4

News Simon Brew 9 Nov 2012 - 06:27

Mark Wahlberg will do battle with giant robots in Michael Bay's Transformers 4...

It was a day or two ago when director Michael Bay revealed that the internet rumour mill had given him the idea to cast Mark Wahlberg in the forthcoming Transformers 4. Now? We've got an official statement, that confirms the news.

Bay and Wahlberg have just worked together on Pain And Gain, which is arriving in cinemas next year. And once that's fully done, Michael Bay is moving ahead with Transformers 4, which is due to shoot next spring, ahead of its June 27th 2014 release date.

"Mark is awesome", Bay says in the official press release. "We had a blast working on Pain And Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy".

If we were cynical sausages, we might point out that there's a good reason why the franchise needs reinvigorating, but we'll let you join those particular dots.

Oh, they've release official artwork for the film, too. That's what you can see in the picture at the top. Bet you a quid it doesn't end up being called Transformers 4.

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