And he’s not kidding.
Even though Mark Wahlberg has worked with some of Hollywood’s best directors, he’s come out and said that Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers 4’ is the “most important role” of his career. I’m having a really hard time with this one, bear with me.
“I’m thinking this is the most important role of my career and I can do something really special,” Wahlberg told Coming Soonabout his participation in Michael Bay’s “Transformers 4.”
Wahlberg and Bay worked together on the black comedy “Pain & Gain” and were going to make another film together. That project was jettisoned, however, when the pair decided “Transformers 4” would be the right fit.
“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on ‘Pain and Gain’ and I’m so fired up to be back working with him,” Bay said in a statement on his website in November. “An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the ‘Transformers’ legacy.”
According to Wahlberg, the idea of doing a “Transformers” reboot is what appealed to him most. “I loved the idea and I think we can make something really cool and kick-ass,” he told Coming Soon. “This is not something where it’s already established and I’m just in there to get a paycheck.”
Original cast members like Shia LaBeouf, who appeared in three “Transformers” films, will not return to “Transformers 4.”
“Transformers 4” is due in theaters on June 27, 2014. To find out how Wahlberg’s children feel about his new job, head over to Coming Soon.
Believe it or not, I think Mark Wahlberg is somewhat of a genius. His movies (‘The Fighter’) and TV Shows (‘Entourage’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’) are absolutely brilliant. When I heard he was going to star in T4 I was really confused. I’m not sure I understand one of my favorite celebrities taking on such a mindless role. I also find it strange they’re already “rebooting” Transformers, when it hasn’t been 18 months since the last one. Is Transformers really a good use of his talents?? I’m scared.