A lot of people, like me, have absolutely zero interest in more Transformers movies, let alone any directed by Michael Bay. The bad news is the audience says differently, as Transformers 4 is being released July 4, 2014 and it was recently announced that Mark Wahlberg (Ted) would play the lead. Want to hear more news? Bay and Paramount are going Dark Knight Rises-style on it and setting the movie 4 years after Dark of the Moon. Read what the director said to TMZ below:
“The movie is going to continue four years from the attack on Chicago, which was in the last movie. It’s going to have the same lineage, but it’s going in a full new direction. It actually feels very natural how it’s going in that direction… We’re doing a lot of things that are really going to make it fresh and feel new.”
There were some previous theories that Wahlberg would be playing an older Sam Whitwicky, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. In all honesty, the direction they’ve decided to take the franchise in is a good one. The movie needs to distance itself from the previous films as much as possible, and it will be interesting to see the long-term effects of the Chicago invasion. What do you think about the four-year gap, and the casting of Mark Wahlberg? Share your thoughts below.