So, a few weeks back there was a Big Giant Rumor that Mark Wahlberg was in discussions with Michael Bay to play the lead in the new-and-improved Transformers 4. It made sense. Wahlberg is a decent box office draw, and he’s just been working with Bay on the weight-lifting flick Pain & Gain. So why not Wahlberg? That question was answered the very next day, when Bay took to his official webpage to explain that the Wahlberg rumor was just that and nothing more — rumor. He and Wahlberg had been discussing an unnamed future project, but it wasn’t Transformers. Except…now it seems that Bay may have changed his mind.
See, it appears that random “internet chatter” can make dreams come true, Charlie Brown! Here’s what Bay had to say:
I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be [starring] in Transformers 4. We are working on another movie together, not T4. I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance – well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter.