Thursday, November 08, 2012

Mark Wahlberg Officially Cast in Transformers 4; New Logo Revealed

It started as a rumor denied by Michael Bay which turned into an idea that Bay liked. An now its official with a press release on MichaelBay.com confirming that Mark Wahlberg is the first official new cast member for Transformers 4. No information was provided on what the role will be. The two recently worked together on Pain & Gain that will be released next April. As part of the release, the site also showed off a new logo for the movie that is half the number four and half the Decepticon shield. Not sure if this is an official logo but the official Transformers Movie twitter account is using it.

Press release:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) – After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming “Pain and Gain,” Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated “TRANSFORMERS 4.” The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.

“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,” said Bay.

Bay will direct the next installment in the “TRANSFORMERS” series, which begins shooting next spring. From Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro, the film will be produced by Don Murphy & Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.

Bay’s first “TRANSFORMERS” film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment “TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN” in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, “TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON” was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. To date, the franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain,” a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and Bar Paly also star. The film is based on magazine articles by Pete Collins, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Donald DeLine, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce.

“PAIN AND GAIN” opens in theaters everywhere April 26th, 2013.

14 comments:

  1. WE DONT EVEN HAVE A SCRIPT! or do we?

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    1. Martinus Prime11/09/2012 5:59 AM

      You can bet the script is nearly done by now. Since TF4 had a release date, Ehren Kruger started writing, that's a normal thing. And Bay occasionally visited him to work out details, that has been on the internet.

      I love it that Wahlberg is officially casted, I hope and guessing he has a big role.

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  2. Mark Wahlberg?!!!!! :DDDDDDDD EXCITTEEDD!!!! I LOVE MARK WAHLBERG!!!

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  3. Updated the logo with the bigger one, removing most of the wasted black space around it. Having said that, use the logo link in the post if plan on using it as wallpaper.

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  4. Mark Wahlberg is awesome!!!!!!

    Good luck and have fun Mark :)

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  5. Martinus Prime11/09/2012 6:00 AM

    I also love the logo!!

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  6. Mark Wahlberg is an excellent & charismatic actor. He would definitely add lustre to the franchise.

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  7. Anyone else notice that the lower right "triangle" shape of the traditional Decepticon logo is now cut off in favour of a more angled straight line look?

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  8. Now all we need is the ROCK

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  9. I know where this is getting at after Bay saw Wahlberg on Ted just another comic relief roll.

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  10. God I hope not,thats just the nonsense he's got to get away from. I dont mind a little humor but my god we dont need deepwang deepwang deepwang,dogs and bots humping, balls hanging, simmons narly ass, pissing on simmons and on and on. My god half the movie is so goofy and doofy you dont know if you seen a great movie or a dumb movie and thats why everyone is so divided about these movies. The stunts and effects are awesome, he needs to change his approach on substance and get away from all that dumbass toilet humor, its just too much.

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  11. I don't trust Bay if the last three weren't good what makes him think hes going to do better on this one just blow up stuff even more while put all that toilet humor crap in it with a supermodel.

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  12. I have a hard time picturing Wahlberg and Transformers together. Too many of his movies seem "real life". To throw him into a fantasy robot movie just don't make sense to me. Hope it works out.

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  13. So teds thunderbuddy is in transformers?wow

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