Mark Wahlberg Talks TRANSFORMERS 4; Says It Will Be “Very Different” From the Previous

Mark Wahlberg Talks TRANSFORMERS 4; Says It Will Be “Very Different” From the Previous

Explaining how and why he's re-teaming with Pain and Gain director Michael Bay for his fourth Transformers installment, as well as when filming starts, check out what Mark Wahlberg says!

In anticipation of his recent thriller Broken City, two-time Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg talked recently with I Am Rogue and Collider about nabbing the lead role in Michael Bay's fourth installment to the Transformers franchise. Explaining how he was offered the role from his Pain and Gain director, and why he accepted, Wahlberg also says filming starts in May; more precisely:

“...I had a great experience working with Michael. We really hit it off. We complement each other so well on set and we took something that was really good and I think we made something special with Pain and Gain. He said to me (on set), 'What do you think about doing a Transformers movie with me?' I said, 'Well, what do you want me to do? He told me and I said, 'Absolutely!' 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. I talked to Steven Spielberg and I talked to Brian Grazer and I said, 'Don’t worry guys, this is not me taking a paycheck and running with it. This is me trying to … I liked what the guys did with like The Avengers, for instance. When I watched that movie I was not interested in seeing it at all but it was entertaining for me as well as for my kids. I think they did a really good job and we want to do something special with it, so I’m excited about it.”

The temporarily-titled Transformers 4 also stars Nicola Peltz, who's playing Mark Wahlberg's teenage daughter, and Brenton Thwaites as Peltz's boyfriend. And while the film will “absolutely” be Michael Bay's final installment, Transformers 4 is scheduled for release on June 29, 2014.

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Tony93 - 12/14/2012, 1:57 PM
different than the rest huh
XxComablackxX1937 - 12/14/2012, 2:10 PM
Different? So he's suggesting it might be watchable?
toco89 - 12/14/2012, 2:12 PM
Wahlberg is the only thing that has me interested in this. Has great taste in the movies that he picks.

And he is the OPPOSITE of Lebeouf.
CaptainObvious - 12/14/2012, 2:33 PM
It can't shift to a new creative tone if the same people behind the scenes are making it. I also find it hilarious that Bay gets to make 4 of these things while the next director will probably only get 2. Again, more brilliant logic from Hollywood.
Reasonnnn - 12/14/2012, 2:33 PM
Will there be dance? Or singing?
StrangerX - 12/14/2012, 2:35 PM
I have a question. Why is Marky Mark in Transformers?
didich - 12/14/2012, 2:35 PM
meh it'll probably be shit. Different shit but shit anyways.
GoILL - 12/14/2012, 2:37 PM
I guess he won't be screaming Optimus in this like Labeouf did.
TheRaven20 - 12/14/2012, 2:39 PM
I just can't see this being any different with Michael Bay still directing. They say Dark of the Moon was going to be more serious and different and while it was overall better than Revenge of the Fallen, it was the same old stuff. Also this is Bay we're talking about and we all know he has pretty much the same formula for ALL of his movies so I don't see this being any different.
JMESS - 12/14/2012, 2:43 PM
lmao @ XxComablackxX1937
gmckoy - 12/14/2012, 2:43 PM
please, i like mark but the writers for transformers messed up from the beginning

im mad every time i see tranformers and what the writers have done with it
avengersleagueofjusticeforamerica - 12/14/2012, 2:50 PM
James Cameron Wtf!?!? I meant Michael Bay..... Must be the blueberry kush
Luigi - 12/14/2012, 2:51 PM
DioFoRio - 12/14/2012, 2:52 PM
wala wala bing bang Voilà
Mrcool210 - 12/14/2012, 2:52 PM
yeah right mr wahlberg
PapaEmeritus - 12/14/2012, 2:57 PM
I think Pacific Rim will [frick] up any Transformers 4 attempts to see the light of day properly.
Tony93 - 12/14/2012, 3:13 PM
isnt there a new trailer for star trek in front of the hobbit? or am I wrong?
silverdog - 12/14/2012, 3:15 PM
yeah.. shia le douche said the same thing about the second and third shitformers.
FireKnightRises - 12/14/2012, 3:17 PM
The problem is Mr.Wahlberg, bayformers is not as good as Avengers
CCR - 12/14/2012, 3:19 PM
Watch them call it TRANS4MERS. I am kidding, but they probably will.
billytwohats - 12/14/2012, 3:44 PM
From a technical point of view there are very few directors alive today that can match Michael Bay.
eleven59 - 12/14/2012, 4:10 PM
Hmm different... As in any small part of it that actually had something to do with the Transformers will be stripped out??
patriautism - 12/14/2012, 4:27 PM
Bay has said every movie will be different, but each one is just one big explosion, filled with needless ass shots, and mildly fascist comic relief.
MatioShack - 12/14/2012, 4:30 PM
Can't wait! I love the Transformers movies (except 2)! I don't know why people keep expecting Citizen Cane out of these things. They're just dumb Summer blockbusters meant to entertain, and that's what they do. Go watch Amelie or some shit if you're just going to be cinema snobs.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 12/14/2012, 4:40 PM
I want more Autobots balls swinging in my face.
CharacterAssassin - 12/14/2012, 4:53 PM
They're going to replace the explosions with cotton candy?
AmazingFantasy - 12/14/2012, 4:56 PM
Mark is badass.
Shia is not.

yourdaddy - 12/14/2012, 4:56 PM
"It’s going to be very different from what the first ones were"

No it won't.
Durf - 12/14/2012, 5:04 PM
Well, Mark is an instant upgrade over LaDouche. So there is that going for it
beane2099 - 12/14/2012, 5:05 PM
Could this one NOT be about the search for a magic McGuffin? Seriously, why was Megatron really on Earth? Was it to find the the cube, the sunkiller thing, or to meet Sentinel Prime? Cause I feel like one of those plans succeeding would have prohibited the success of the others. I argue that Bay should be the guy shooting the action sequences while someone else shoots the people parts. No question his action scenes are phenomenal, but the context that surrounds those scenes is just incomprehensibly stupid.
Durf - 12/14/2012, 5:25 PM
@beane: lol, I never thought about the conflicting McGuffins, but that's [frick]ing hilarious!
NostalgicYouth - 12/14/2012, 5:29 PM
@ dubWookWook
Hahaha nice Boogie Nights reference
ArtisticErotic - 12/14/2012, 6:24 PM
I like Mark but this all Press BS.

marvel72 - 12/14/2012, 6:56 PM
comparing the transformers movies is like comparing a bucket of puke with a bucket of diarrhoea & asking which one is better.
IronHood - 12/14/2012, 6:58 PM
Meh. I'm just curious if Mark Wahlberg be a grown up Sam?
PeterParker1991 - 12/14/2012, 7:26 PM
Jeez, another one?
AUSSYACE - 12/14/2012, 7:41 PM
I like him as an actor...

I'll end up renting this one like the others...
Pooh - 12/14/2012, 7:48 PM
Can't we all just get along?

Azazel1 - 12/14/2012, 8:19 PM
Anyone else chuckle a bit when he said "It's going to be a lot different than the rest of them"
mgeoff88 - 12/14/2012, 9:25 PM
I hope by "very different" he actually means it will be very good.

This movie has one thing going for it, no Shia Labeouf.
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