Bay wrote on his website, “Mark is awesome. 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.”
Bay acknowledged that the internet had a hand in helping him decide on a replacement for LaBeouf.
“Let’s say that…internet chatter gave me some ideas…so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter.”
Meanwhile, the fake “Transformers 4: Rise of Galvatron” seems to have been on the web since last year, but just recently went viral thanks to all the buzz surrounding the new film.
The trailer contains clips from no less than four other action/sci-fi flicks.
Check it out below.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Mark Wahlberg take over for Shia LaBeouf? Hopefully, Wahlberg can at least pronounce “epitome” correctly.
- Mark Wahlberg Confirmed for “Transformers 4″ (news.softpedia.com)
- Paramount Confirms Mark Wahlberg as Star of ‘Transformers 4,’ Shows Off New Film Logo (slashfilm.com)
- ‘Transformers 4′ Will Star Mark Wahlberg, Gets A New Logo (screencrave.com)