Mark Wahlberg Talks TRANSFORMERS 4; Confirms TED 2 Start Date

Calling his role in Michael Bay's fourth Transformers movie his most challenging yet, Wahlberg also comments on his workout regime for the film as well as Universal's 2 Guns. He also confirms that he will begin filming Ted sequel in September, after he's finished TF4.

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By Paul Romano - 1/18/2013


While promoting Broken City, actor Mark Wahlberg talks about his role in Michael Bay's fourth and possibly final Transformers film. While he refuses to give away any details on the fourquel's story, he reiterates how great his working relationship with the director is after Pain & Gain. Wahlberg calls the role his most challenging to date, and reiterates that he isn't doing it for the paycheck. "I think it will be the most challenging role that I've played and it's an opportunity for me to do something extremely different. It's going to be very different from what the first ones were. I'm excited about it. When I talked to (producer) Steven Spielberg and Michael and said, 'Don't worry guys, this is not me taking a paycheck and running with it. This is me trying to do something different,'" he tells Knoxville. He also had this to say when asked if his kids are excited about his joining the Transformers franchise. "It's the first time they've ever been excited about me going off to do a movie, and they demand to be in it."

Meanwhile, in a separate interview with Examiner, Wahlberg discusses his workout regime for some of his most recent films, including Universal Pictures' 2 Guns which also stars Denzel Washington. "...So I got down to 165 pounds [for Broken City], and then I did Pain & Gain like 8 to 10 weeks after, and I had to get as big as I possibly could – playing a body builder – so I got up to 212 pounds. Then within 30 days I had to get back down to 180 to do 2 Guns with Denzel. And then two weeks after that I was immersed in Navy SEAL training to play Marcus Luttrell in Lone Survivor. So that was what my year was like." When asked about his weight gain for Transformers 4, he says that he hopes to do another movie before the more physically demanding blockbuster. "Well I took a month off – I just started working out, I’m in my 4th week now – hopefully we’ll do Avon Man before Transformers, which is this comedy we have at Fox that we’ve been developing; it’s kind of like my first romantic comedy." Finally, Wahlberg confirms that Tranformers 4 will start filming at the end of May, and he will go directly into filming the Ted sequel in September. "I could tell you that we’re doing Transformers starting at the end of May, and then Ted in September. You know I can’t give you too many story points or Michael will not be happy. But I can tell you that I’m very excited, obviously I had a great working relationship with Michael on Pain & Gain."

Transformers 4 also stars Jack Reynor. The film, which is described by Michael Bay as the start of a new trilogy, is set to hit theaters June 27th, 2014.









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ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 1/18/2013, 7:57 AM
Ugh, Ted is getting a sequel? how [frick]ing brotastic
ndwwrestler2 - 1/18/2013, 7:58 AM
Ted was funny as heck...but does it really need a sequel?
jessepostal - 1/18/2013, 8:03 AM
Dick and fart jokes sell big time, so of course it's getting a sequel, and I can't wait
wearethewalkingdead9 - 1/18/2013, 8:09 AM
"hey decepticons, i dont want to hurt you i just want to talk to you, okay? say hi to your mother for me."
thalidomide - 1/18/2013, 8:11 AM
[frick] transformers, let's talk about Ted :)
mattattack - 1/18/2013, 8:11 AM
I'm with Jesse on this, bring on the sequel!!
ManofSteel22 - 1/18/2013, 8:27 AM
I didn't find ted funny at all,it's success came from family,and I don't see what funny about tht either,[frick]ing talking dog and baby...wtf
ManofSteel22 - 1/18/2013, 8:27 AM
Family guy *
MrReese - 1/18/2013, 8:29 AM
Ted had 1 of the best fight scenes ever!! haha Teddy Ruxpin.......TEDDY [frick]IN RUXPIN!!!! XD
Azrael725 - 1/18/2013, 8:30 AM
Ted 2? the first was funny but i'm not sure where they can go from there.
MrReese - 1/18/2013, 8:31 AM
GUNSMITH - 1/18/2013, 8:38 AM
TED 2= TED SWITCHES BODIES WITH HIS THUNDERBUDDY BY USING A CHRISTMAS WISH OF HIS OWN.
Pharaoh - 1/18/2013, 8:57 AM
doubt Transformers 4 will be much different, I enjoyed the first 3 but I'd like some more throwback stuff, some 80s soundtrack like the animated movies, new robots like Hot Rod plus obviously Bumble Bee & Optimus Prime, more robot interaction with each other and less focus on the humans
darkjoker1 - 1/18/2013, 9:09 AM
yes a second ted :D ted was was so funny :D one of the best movies of 2012 nd tranformers 4 is going to suck -_-
13echo - 1/18/2013, 9:12 AM
Marky gets a lot of work for a guy that can't act worth a $#%@, but "Ted was pretty funny.
Seejay - 1/18/2013, 11:10 AM

Ted 2 but not Dredd 2. :(
GhostKILLERgx7 - 1/18/2013, 11:29 AM
@nomis you need to change that to "Marky Mark and the Autobots"
Tufasrox - 1/18/2013, 11:36 AM
Bay is not getting another dollar from me.. Ug. I will transform my interest in his version of Transformers into total avoidence of those movies.
Mysterion - 1/18/2013, 11:44 AM
I dont think Mark Wahlberg completely sucks...he is hit & miss for me. He was awesome in Departed, The Fighter (Christian Bale owned the movie though), And Shooter (very under rated movie).
beane2099 - 1/18/2013, 11:47 AM
I loved Ted, but I'm in the camp of "where do you go from there?"

Bay keeps promising this is his last Transformers, and yet he keeps coming back. I think he does it partly because he knows it cheeses off the internet folk (I would do it for that reason) but mostly cause of the money. Pretty sure he's gonna be doing Transformers 5 & 6.
RyGoR - 1/18/2013, 11:52 AM
Didn't get to see Dredd ...
Didn't get to see Ted .....
And so it's said......
I might as well be dead........


Ehhhhhh I'm just kidding with you guys! No worries I'll be's around for a longgggggg time hope you enjoyeds my poems :D

@kamen those gifs are the most epic gifs I think I've ever seen!!!! Gonna get Dredd ASAP! A tip of the hat to you my good sir!
ForeverPowerful - 1/18/2013, 12:00 PM
Ted was wayyy over hyped in my opinion. I laughed alot, dont get me wrong, it just was not anywhere near as funny as I thought it was going to be.

Even though most people love to hate them, I love the Transformers movies. They're fun to watch, with some awesome robot fight scenes. I'm looking forward to seeing where they go after Dark of the Moon. Who Marks character is, and who the new robot additions are.
TheRaven20 - 1/18/2013, 12:40 PM
Ted was garbage. I laughed probably a total of four times the whole movie. Such sh!t.
Fracture - 1/18/2013, 12:56 PM
When's he gonna start Amory Wars, shoot.
BlueDemon - 1/18/2013, 2:33 PM
@Kamen- Dredd was [frick]ing GREAT!!
Pooh - 1/18/2013, 7:19 PM
I loved The Italian Job. You need a good home audio system to fully enjoy it though.

Won't be watching this one.

Ted would have been funnier if it had more sight gags.

mgeoff88 - 1/18/2013, 11:13 PM
Ted was hilarious, but what would the sequel be about?
Kalel59 - 1/19/2013, 4:08 AM
A sequel for Ted ????
Pooh - 1/19/2013, 10:00 AM
Pitch Black I was better than Dredd.
GammaRage - 1/20/2013, 5:46 PM
165 lbs - ["Broken City"]
-2 Months Later-
212 lbs - ["Pain & Gain"] -Gain of 47 lbs of muscle-
-1 Month Later-
180 lbs - ["2 Guns"] -Loss of 32 lbs-

HeyZeus H. Cripes! We all know that this guy and most other celebs in any kind of decent muscular shape are on steroids, testosterone, HGH, etc. and never talk about it for obvious reasons. But why must they always pretend like it's something that's just a normal everyday thing to do to just fluctuate in massive amounts of muscle like that in such short periods of time, making themselves sound like some sort of super genetic anomaly naturally capable of doing these physiological feats at whim? Sells the effect of Hollywood magic and "Star", I suppose, but geez....

Any which way, I hope he takes it easy on the PEDs and dramatic weight metamorphoses, otherwise he'll end up killing himself...

**Not trying to vilify the drugs or their use to attain a certain physical look, usually unachievable by natural means, just the dramatic weight fluctuations....

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