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Mark Wahlberg Reveals His Transformers: Age of Extinction Character

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With Transformers: Age of Extinction at the center of summer 2014, Michael Bay will deliver a new Transformers movie unlike anything we’ve seen before. Age of Extinction will feature new Autobots and Decepticons like the Dinobots and the villain Cyclonus, but it will also feature a family with Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yaeger at the center of the action. This is the first Transformers movie that has some real Hollywood star power behind it, so it’s going to be interesting to see how Age of Extinction will perform at the box office with Mark Wahlberg in the lead.

In an interview, Wahlberg explains how he got involved with Transformers: Age of Extinction. The two biggest reasons why Mark Wahlberg agreed to star in the new film are his children and getting another opportunity to work with Michael Bay after starring in Pain & Gain. Wahlberg explained:

“Well, it was exciting because it was the first time my kids were really interested in a movie I was doing. Any time they see me with a gun, like Contraband or Pain & Gain, they want to see that, too, but they can’t because of the language and all that stuff. But I loved working with Michael Bay, and I thought he had a really interesting way to make it new, different, and fresh. Plus, being in movies that have the potential to be hugely successful allows me to make smaller movies that I’m really passionate about.”

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Footage Screened At A Detroit Elementary School

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Transformers visits a Detroit SchoolWhile Michael Bay wrapped production on Transformers: Age of Extinction a few weeks ago, the new Transformers movie still has a presence in the city of Detroit. As we all know, Detroit is going through some tough times, so anything to inspire or drive its residence to re-building the city is all for the better. Apparently, Age of Extinction is lending a helping hand to Detroit’s youth.

According to The Detroit Hub, one of Age of Extinction‘s co-producers, Allegra Clegg, visited the children of Durfee Elementary-Middle School in a promotional campaign by Paramount to encourage school attendance. While at the school, Clegg screened three minutes of footage from the upcoming Transformers movie to the school’s students.

Clegg also gave the students advice on how to break into the film industry, and how making movies can help your community. “It takes thousands of people to make a movie like Transformers. The entire community has to come together to make it a success,” said Clegg. “Detroit and Michigan are great places to shoot a project.” The Detroit Hub writes:

When it came time for questions, the kids started out a little shy, but warmed up quickly. They grilled Clegg on everything from how the film’s robots were named to how she got into the business to how they could get a job in Hollywood and what they needed to study now as elementary and middle schoolers to someday do what she is doing.

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Reveals Character And Story Details

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Nicola PeltzWith the first teaser trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction due to hit during Super Bowl XLVIII in February, anticipation for the first movie in a brand new trilogy is beginning to catch on. Though the film doesn’t open until June, we’re learning more and more about it everyday. New story and character details reveal how Age of Extinction fits in with the previous three Transformers movies.

New cast and filmmaker interviews on Chinese Transformers website M1905.com shed light on Age of Extinction, specifically how China plays into with the story. Considering that China has become a super force when it comes to international box office earnings, it’s no wonder Michael Bay and company are catering to that audience. The movie even features a Mandarin-speaking Transformer.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Could Center On The Star Saber

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Star Saber?With only six months until it’s released, Transformers: Age of Extinction could be the crown jewel of the summer movie-going season in 2014. The first film in a new trilogy will introduce new Autobots and Decepticons, as well as a new cast of actors including Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, and Jack Reynor. Age of Extinction will also feature the Transformers sub-group the Dinobots and a new central villain in Cyclonus. Now a new image has surfaced that points to the addition of another new Transformer.

As reported on tfw2005.com, a new image of a prop Cybertronian sword/gun has emerged on the Internet. While it’s unclear who’s the owner of this Middle Earth-looking sword, it definitely resembles the Star Saber owned by Prima, the first Transformer at the creation of Cybertron. It looks like Age of Extinction‘s storyline might feature the reassembling of the Star Saber, the precursor to the Matrix of Leadership. While the first trilogy surrounded the Allspark, the new trilogy might center on the Star Saber.

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Michael Bay Doesn’t Apologize For Any Of The Transformers Movies

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BayThere are a lot of genre film fans that hate Michael Bay movies. While some would call his brand of action dumb or assaultive, there is a very vocal fanbase out there that absolutely loves his work, including the Transformers film series. As we wait for the fourth installment in the series, sub-titled Age of Extinction, Michael Bay has addressed the film’s post-production progress and his critics.

On his official website, Michael Bay updated his fans of Age of Extinction‘s progress and when we can expect to see footage from the film. Bay’s team is currently cutting Age of Extinction together and is targeting Super Bowl XLVIII as the first time audiences will get a look at the Transformers movie. Bay writes:

We are working hard cutting the movie right now. I think the first piece comes out for the Super Bowl and a teaser right after that.

And yes, I’m very excited about this new movie.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction Is The First Film To Be Shot In IMAX Digital 3D

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T4While most film fans give Michael Bay grief for making loud, dumb, and immature action movies, the 48-year-old filmmaker continually pushes the limits of film technology. In 2011, Bay married IMAX-like visuals with 3D, in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. While the movie was natively shot in 3D, it didn’t take advantage of IMAX technology that Revenge of the Fallen utilized two years earlier. However, for Transformers: Age of Extinction, Bay has become the first director to use IMAX Digital 3D technology.