While most directors ignore what’s said about them and their projects online, Michael Bay is one of the few who not only keeps an eye on things, but is prone respond (and sometimes have a rant) about what people have said.
Earlier this month the web rumour mill decided that Bay was close to signing Mark Wahlberg for Transformers 4. It seems that at the time there was not truth in it, and Bay quickly debunked the story, the rumour apparently intrigued him.
It appears the idea got his brain working, and it now seems Wahlberg may have a role in Transformers 4 after all. Here’s what the director said about it on his official website: “I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Wahlberg. Mark was rumored to be staring 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.”
That doesn’t mean he Wahlberg will definitely be in the film, but it appears there’s now a good chance. The new film will feature an entirely new cast, although it won’t be a full reboot. It isn’t known when production will begin, but a release date June 29th, 2014 is already set.