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Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby El Duque » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:13 pm

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed via a twitter conversation earlier today that he was originally offered the Transformers 4 lead by director Michael Bay. When he was unable to accept due to a shooting conflict with his upcoming Hercules film the part was offered to Mark Wahlberg. Had he been able to accept that would have put him as the lead role of two major Hasbro movie franchises, G.I. Joe where he played Roadblock and Transformers! Unofficial crossover action?

Wahlberg and Johnson can be seen in Bay's current release Pain & Gain, which opens today!

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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Rated X » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:21 pm

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That would have been so awesome, but instead we got screwed with f**kin marky mark. What a shame, but Rocky had to get his money.
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:38 pm

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Wahlberg's okay, but had the Rock accepted the lead role, Transformers 4 could had been exponentially successful. Every movie I've seen featuring him were excellent and top-notch.
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:45 pm

Johnson would just end up killing the major decepticon villian with his bare hands, then pimp slapped Optimus for slacking, and not know what was cooking.


I like the Rock, it would have been fun, but Marky's cool with me.
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby njb902 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:46 pm

Mindmaster wrote:Wahlberg's okay, but had the Rock accepted the lead role, Transformers 4 could had been exponentially successful. Every movie I've seen featuring him were excellent and top-notch.


My favorite is "the rundown".
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

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RodimalToyota wrote:Johnson would just end up killing the major decepticon villian with his bare hands, then pimp slapped Optimus for slacking, and not know what was cooking.

I like the Rock, it would have been fun, but Marky's cool with me.


Haha! :APPLAUSE:

I too would have loved to see him take the lead role. But i'm cool with Marky Mark as well. He's done really well in pretty much all his movies. No complaints here. One good part about this is that there does leave that slight chance of one day there being a G.I. Joe movie cross-over. How bad ass would it be after the credits role they show Mark Walberg eating at a dinner and in walks the rock along with Snake eyes...

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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby dabattousai » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:11 pm

njb902 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Wahlberg's okay, but had the Rock accepted the lead role, Transformers 4 could had been exponentially successful. Every movie I've seen featuring him were excellent and top-notch.


My favorite is "the rundown".



My favorite was The Tooth Fairy! :grin:
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:30 pm

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Wow, he should have taken it. I like Wahlberg, but The Rock would have been f**king awesome in TF4. It definitely would have made him more money and would be seen by more people than Hercules, I guarantee it. Not that he needs the exposure...

...maybe he secretly hates Bay and just didn't want to work with him again...?
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Bumblevivisector » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:47 pm

El Duque wrote:When he was unable to accept due to a shooting conflict with his upcoming Hercules film

What? The Rock might have been in TF4 except he's shooting a movie about that big TFC Toys Devastator?!?!?

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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:48 pm

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Bumblevivisector wrote:
El Duque wrote:When he was unable to accept due to a shooting conflict with his upcoming Hercules film

What? The Rock might have been in TF4 except he's shooting a movie about that big TFC Toys Devastator?!?!?

Dear Primus, 3rd Party toys really ARE hurting the brand!



Sorry, I couldn't resist...


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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby CBratetron » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:01 pm

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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

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RodimalToyota wrote:Johnson would just end up killing the major decepticon villian with his bare hands, then pimp slapped Optimus for slacking, and not know what was cooking.



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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby ILL-Star » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:56 pm

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Would have been a bit awkward had he starred in both. Plus I feel GI Joe needed him more given how the first one was terrible. It would've been pretty cool though. A human character that may actually have done something other than run, hide, and breath heavily.
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

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Not sure if anyone picked up on this. Two words: Boogie Nights. Okay, Mark Wahlberg was in Boogie Nights where he performed Stan Bush's "The Touch" which was in the original Transformers Animated movie. Coincidence? Maybe The Touch could make it into this movie or maybe Stan Bush can do a whole new song to fit Transformers 4. Who knows.
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:04 pm

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doesnt matter who takes the lead the movie is still going to be more of the same as long as bay has control. Still say the original nest guys should've stayed on, they were the only good humans in the previous movies. Ok keep the sector 7 guy on as comic relief but get rid of the kids.
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Capt.Failure » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:13 pm

Mindmaster wrote:Wahlberg's okay, but had the Rock accepted the lead role, Transformers 4 could had been exponentially successful. Every movie I've seen featuring him were excellent and top-notch.



Oh really? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808510/
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:44 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:Wahlberg's okay, but had the Rock accepted the lead role, Transformers 4 could had been exponentially successful. Every movie I've seen featuring him were excellent and top-notch.



Oh really? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0808510/


Jokes on you, I've never seen that movie (not one for comedies, really), therefore my comment still stands.

It did poorly because the Rock had wanted to try one thing different, thus "The Tooth Fairy".
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Rated X » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:05 pm

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All this love for Marky Mark is a surprise to me. I wonder if you guys like Vanilla Ice too ? He did a couple movies. :lol:

But nobody beats the Rock. He is truly the most electrifying superstar in TV today. When he hit that Rock Bottom and pinned John Cena 1-2-3 last year at Wrestlemaina in Miami, you could feel the energy from the crowd. One guys sign said it all "If Cena wins, we Riot" !!! :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby El Duque » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:13 pm

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Rated X wrote:All this love for Marky Mark is a surprise to me. I wonder if you guys like Vanilla Ice too ? He did a couple movies. :lol:


While I admit I probably would have preferred Johnson, it's not really fair to put Wahlberg back in the Marky Mark days for comparison. Sure that's where he got his start, but he evolved tremendously since then and will bring considerable star power to the film.
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Capt.Failure » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:26 am

El Duque wrote:
Rated X wrote:All this love for Marky Mark is a surprise to me. I wonder if you guys like Vanilla Ice too ? He did a couple movies. :lol:


While I admit I probably would have preferred Johnson, it's not really fair to put Wahlberg back in the Marky Mark days for comparison. Sure that's where he got his start, but he evolved tremendously since then and will bring considerable star power to the film.


But Transformers if a fandom all about dwelling in the past. Why stop now? ;)
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby El Duque » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:35 am

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Capt.Failure wrote:
El Duque wrote:
Rated X wrote:All this love for Marky Mark is a surprise to me. I wonder if you guys like Vanilla Ice too ? He did a couple movies. :lol:


While I admit I probably would have preferred Johnson, it's not really fair to put Wahlberg back in the Marky Mark days for comparison. Sure that's where he got his start, but he evolved tremendously since then and will bring considerable star power to the film.


But Transformers if a fandom all about dwelling in the past. Why stop now? ;)


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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Burn » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:53 am

Rated X wrote:All this love for Marky Mark is a surprise to me.


Yeah, we get it. Mark Wahlberg use to be Marky Mark and was part of the Funkybunch.

That was 20 years ago and he's gone on and had a strong and mostly successful movie career. Do you really need to bring up in nearly EVERY thread that he was Marky Mark? Could you try joining us in the present any time soon?

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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Rated X » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:41 pm

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Burn wrote:
Rated X wrote:All this love for Marky Mark is a surprise to me.


Yeah, we get it. Mark Wahlberg use to be Marky Mark and was part of the Funkybunch.

That was 20 years ago and he's gone on and had a strong and mostly successful movie career. Do you really need to bring up in nearly EVERY thread that he was Marky Mark? Could you try joining us in the present any time soon?

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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Burn » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:33 pm

So you're okay with judging people on something they done 20 years ago?

That would surprise me, but I remember who I'm talking to.
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Re: Dwayne Johnson Was Offered the Transformers 4 Lead

Postby Rated X » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:26 pm

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Burn wrote:So you're okay with judging people on something they done 20 years ago?

That would surprise me, but I remember who I'm talking to.


In the hip hop world, scars are permanant. Once a joke, always a joke. Oh crap...

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