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Transformers 4With word of the “Transformers” franchise getting a new leading man, a fake movie trailer for “Transformers 4: Rise of Galvatron” is taking the web by storm, with many users thinking it’s real.

Director Michael Bay confirmed today that 41-year-old Mark Wahlberg will replace 26-year-old Shia LaBeouf as the leading man for the upcoming fourth movie in the franchise.

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.”

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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.

Transformers 4 Rise of Galvatron

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.

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