After teasing yesterday that Mark Wahlberg may star in Transformers 4, director Michael Bay confirmed today that the actor has officially signed on. The filmmaker also released an intriguing piece of promo art with the new logo for this action sequel. Take a look at the logo, then read the official press release for more information.
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. Here's what Michael Bay had to say about the news.
"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."
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.