Michael Bay is one of the few filmmakers who directly responds to rumors about his projects, via his official website. Last month, we reported that the director's Pain and Gain star Mark Wahlberg was circling a role in Transformers 4. While the director quickly debunked the story soon thereafter, the rumor apparently intrigued him. Here's what Michael Bay posted on his official website last week, indicating that Mark Wahlberg may have a role in Transformers 4 after all.
"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."
This new installment will not be a reboot, but there will be an entirely new cast in place. It isn't known when production will begin.