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Thursday, November 8th, 2012 9:22PM CST

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Courtesy of MichaelBay.com and Paramount:

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012) - 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.

"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," said Bay.

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.

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes "Pain and Gain," a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and Bar Paly also star. The film is based on magazine articles by Pete Collins, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Donald DeLine, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce.

"PAIN AND GAIN" opens in theaters everywhere April 26th, 2013.


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Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438381)
Posted by President-prime on November 8th, 2012 @ 9:45pm CST
I'm excited. I like mark wahlberg. He's funny, and can handle action. Hope they get a Binh of buff guys for a bunch of adrenalin rush action. Hopefully story and action starts from the beginning...not wait till the end. They don't need half a movie to develop stories.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438389)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:02pm CST
better than shia thats for sure, this guy actually has some talent. But with bay still at the reigns theres no hope no matter who signs on.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438391)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:13pm CST
Darth Bombshell wrote:And with that, any interest I may have had in the new movie dies.


Why? This is an improvement, if indeed he's the leading role. I just hope he doesn't play Sam, 15-20 years later, or something...

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=96848
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438392)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:17pm CST
An improvement. SO, on the other hand, that's the TF4 logo? Isn't that the first time we've officially seen that?
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438394)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:23pm CST
Yup, Wahlberg's certainly an improvement. Cautiously optimistic that this spells an end to the whole comedy routine thing.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438400)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:36pm CST
Why do they need to keep changing the damn faction symbol. Its perfect the way it is: :CON:
Every deviation that has come from the movies, the current one, and the older one with the extra corner on the eye, is nothing but deviation from the already perfect symbol.
Even the autobot logo. It didn't need to look all angry. wtf is that. Autobots have a logo that originally speaks of nobility and honour, not agro attitude. Morons. EVERYTHING HAS TO BE NEW, NEW, NEW just for the sake of being new. Learn to do more with what you already have before trying your own take.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438402)
Posted by President-prime on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:41pm CST
A little comedy makes a good movie. But the entire movie? That's a joke, ie tf2. Fingers crossed. But what about the casting call for the high school boy and girl lead? Daniel and arcee reincarnated into a human..[Daniel] "Arcee, I...I... [Arcee]. You don't have to say...I know how you feel."
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438406)
Posted by Kibble on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:49pm CST
Vanilla Ice was busy so they booked Marky Mark instead...
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438407)
Posted by amtm on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:51pm CST
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:Yup, Wahlberg's certainly an improvement. Cautiously optimistic that this spells an end to the whole comedy routine thing.

I'm going to say Bay will probably get him to do something like his Big Hit performance. Which tried to be funny but wasn't.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438408)
Posted by Gundamu on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:52pm CST
Optimism levels slowly rising... :-?
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438411)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2012 @ 11:09pm CST
Featuring songs performed by... New Kids on the Block. #-o
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438413)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 8th, 2012 @ 11:24pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Featuring songs performed by... New Kids on the Block. #-o

there talking about Mark wahlberg not Donnie wahlberg
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438415)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 8th, 2012 @ 11:33pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Featuring songs performed by... New Kids on the Block. #-o

there talking about Mark wahlberg not Donnie wahlberg
Donnie Wahlberg. Danny's last name was Wood.

Mark was a former member who quit very early on.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438420)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 8th, 2012 @ 11:44pm CST
All I can say is that I hope he improves with this one. I know that I will not be watching it, but he needs to have something that the pre-movie fans can say is their favorite. :michaelbay:
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438422)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on November 8th, 2012 @ 11:48pm CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:All I can say is that I hope he improves with this one. I know that I will not be watching it, but he needs to have something that the pre-movie fans can say is their favorite. :michaelbay:


Just say the '86 Movie. That's what I do.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438426)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2012 @ 12:10am CST
Autobot Megatron wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:All I can say is that I hope he improves with this one. I know that I will not be watching it, but he needs to have something that the pre-movie fans can say is their favorite. :michaelbay:


Just say the '86 Movie. That's what I do.
Or "Lio Convoy Kiki Ippatsu!" ;)
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438429)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 9th, 2012 @ 12:28am CST
Autobot Megatron wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:All I can say is that I hope he improves with this one. I know that I will not be watching it, but he needs to have something that the pre-movie fans can say is their favorite. :michaelbay:


Just say the '86 Movie. That's what I do.


Same here. But for some, there is the whole Optimus Prime died theme. That, and people hated Hot Rod. But there is always the one Sabrblade mentioned. However, that one doesn't have any of Kup's stories.

Which reminds me... Did I ever tell you the story of the time I attended Anime Expo 2011? :-?
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438430)
Posted by quickmixed on November 9th, 2012 @ 12:33am CST
:lol: If your first thought was Dirk Diggler singing The Touch in Boogie nights give yourself a pat on the back. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYAAbbuEpnw
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438431)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2012 @ 12:34am CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:However, that one doesn't have any of Kup's stories.
True, but it's got plenty of Energon Matrixy goodness. :D

Though, oddly, it was done by Toei instead of the show's studio Production Reed. Go figure. ;)
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438440)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on November 9th, 2012 @ 1:39am CST
I'm glad to hear Marky Mark is the new lead; I was tired of Shia after the first movie.

I wonder why it's a deception symbol (or half of one at least) for the logo? They killed all of the big bads we know well. Maybe they'll bring in lesser known villains or even new ones, which would be cool. I just hope they aren't all just cannon fodder...
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438441)
Posted by Daveyi777 on November 9th, 2012 @ 1:45am CST
F'n Marky Mark...
I can just imagine the academy award winning dialogue now:

"Robots? Huh?... Giant alien robots are trying to kill us? Huh? ... Robots?"
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438443)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on November 9th, 2012 @ 1:52am CST
Daveyi777 wrote:F'n Marky Mark...
I can just imagine the academy award winning dialogue now:

"Robots? Huh?... Giant alien robots are trying to kill us? Huh? ... Robots?"


:lol: I totally just read that in his voice... And it was awesome! :lol:
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438447)
Posted by noctorro on November 9th, 2012 @ 2:18am CST
I think it's good news. I don't know how big his role will be, since you get the bimbo as lead character with her redneck boyfriend.

Also wondering who would be the badguy, all the first season G1 big role cons are dead. Wow, all in one movie -_-

:michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438450)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on November 9th, 2012 @ 2:32am CST
Do you think bay will try to say one of those decepticons(ones that wheelie showd sam and simmons the location of) from the second film is galvatron. Or someone else.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438455)
Posted by Bubbah on November 9th, 2012 @ 2:56am CST
I'm ok with this ... He's a pretty good actor, obviously he's had a few not so fantastic pieces of work, but overall I like his work. What annoys me more is that lousy logo! It sucks!
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438472)
Posted by Tigertrack on November 9th, 2012 @ 4:11am CST
Will Ferrell's his partner, will Ferrell's his partner.... Please, please... (Sarcasm)

Optimistic until learn more to not be optimistic about. Con symbol half would be an example of more to start the disappointment train.

Mark's cool.

And for the poster who said all the big bads were killed in DOTM it's true, but death rarely holds in comics or comic movies, Prime's already had a few resurrections and Megatron another. And there's more Deceptibaddies out there to ruin use.

We do know Weaving's not planning a return.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438494)
Posted by Oncoming Storm on November 9th, 2012 @ 6:08am CST
Great...
Wahlberg can play a character based upon himself,
named:
(Wait For It...)

" Retardimus Prime
"

Or

" Special-Tron Maxi-Douche "


Yeah, I went there, So what...
This Next film is gonna suck and won't make a dime...
Not even on Netflix! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438506)
Posted by DetoxRetox on November 9th, 2012 @ 6:57am CST
That's it. I've had it. I am sick and tired of the continued hollywood bastardization of the Transformers. It's now impossible for me to get excited for any more TF movies. Disheartening news indeed.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438509)
Posted by Bleak5170 on November 9th, 2012 @ 7:10am CST
Works for me. I've enjoyed almost everything Mark has done.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438516)
Posted by Omnicron2200 on November 9th, 2012 @ 7:30am CST
POW
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438529)
Posted by VioMeTriX on November 9th, 2012 @ 8:26am CST
Is there any possibility that this could be spike?
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438534)
Posted by Baneblade on November 9th, 2012 @ 8:34am CST
They changed shia le bufty for mark wahlberg- mega improvement.

But I suppose opinions are like assholes, everyone's got 'em. But for those who are having a birch feet over choice of actors, who would you rather have? Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnstone, Bruce Willis? Sly Stallone? Arnie? Statham? VanDamm?

Wait if they were there you STILL wouldn't be happy.

...
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438539)
Posted by dj kid prophet on November 9th, 2012 @ 8:46am CST
The only way I see this working with mark is if the movie is on a more serious note. A touch of humor here and there, sure, but Nothing over the top like the previous movies. I think we're due for a more serious, dark, and gritty transformers movie:)
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438540)
Posted by Swindle01 on November 9th, 2012 @ 8:49am CST
and the cast just keeps on getting crapper....

why not just add colin farrell and ask him to do any accent that ISNT irish?

ffs michael bay could not direct a decent film if his life depended on it. Crap cast and crap story lines in all the movies with even worse emo band doing the music for it

Just because speilberg throws money at crap till its better doesnt actually make it better

i mean ffs tf3 - hey why dont we have megatron as a death machine truck?....isnt it ment to be robots in disguise??

it was like a bad game of hide and seek - OH LOOK theres megatron 'how did you know?' maybe because you look like a mad max death truck?....

awful awful idea casting mark wahberg to do this crap. The movies are bad enough but hes been in ALOT of terrible movies that were like being in your own bath....only to find a turd in it - The Happening - is just 1 example of an awful movie this guy has done....i mean christ he seemed almost as if he couldnt even be bothered in most of the scenes
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438542)
Posted by Baneblade on November 9th, 2012 @ 8:54am CST
Is it the purpose of this fandom to find the ultra negative in everything?
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438543)
Posted by Kibble on November 9th, 2012 @ 8:54am CST
quickmixed wrote::lol: If your first thought was Dirk Diggler singing The Touch in Boogie nights give yourself a pat on the back. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYAAbbuEpnw


I put the odds at greater than 50% they look for a way to reference that in TF4.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438557)
Posted by freetouch on November 9th, 2012 @ 9:41am CST
Baneblade wrote:Is it the purpose of this fandom to find the ultra negative in everything?



Haha seems like it doesnt it? It's just a lot of the fans seem to not understand a lot of things... its the same reason they got pissed when the news disney was going to buy hasbro, or when hasbro says shit not going after a collectors market, or that transformers are for kids, etc. etc. They feel threatened... I don't know why, it just seems to happen. So, they freak out, because they feel like a big company, who couldn't possibly care less about some niche group, is personally attacking them individually. It's the majority of the fandom. It just doesn't happen JUST here, everywhere I go, its always the vocal minority bitching about something. Hell, I've even done it before.

That being said: I liked the first 3 movies, ROTF being my favorite for every reason: best toys, story, most g1 in story telling, action... everything. It sure as hell beats some supermodel girl just happening to know an extreme hacker who also pirates DDR and can decode a encoded signal the entire government can't using audacity.

I'm sure the new movies will be fine, they will make tons of money, because the few hundred angry transfans mean nothing to hasbro, considering the movies make super bank. So NOTHING you say or do will change what they do... except totally screw up the story in DOTM by just removing Mudflap and Skids completely in post production. The movies make too much money the way they are to change anything.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438558)
Posted by Swindle01 on November 9th, 2012 @ 9:55am CST
best toys? WTF!?

ok hold on deep breath....

your honestly saying these awful movie toy figures which the plastic feels almost...ko...like are better than lines such as

RiD
Classics
Alternators
Masterpieces
3rd party

If anything the toy lines are the worst toy lines unless you like shitloads of re-released bumblebees and primes. Sorry i dont want a shelf just full of crappy cant talk properly bumblebee or same crappy could over and over again prime

sorry but adding mark to the crappy movie line kinda makes sense since pretty much every other movie this guys been in has been a total unside down turd. Him and Shia would probably end up sleeping together and giving one to the military along with bay
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438562)
Posted by President-prime on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:02am CST
I for one think mark is a great actor. The choice to cast him is as good as casting any top notch actor...but I think I understand the frustration. Transformers should be single episodes not a trilogy. New actors and new bots are introduced with different theme movie, not one big storyline. We get more toys and if the previous movie don't work, we can look forward to a new one. Hell, with different casts from transformers universe and different director at the helm. Kind of like one of those books where there's single self contain story told by different writers.

And it does annoy the hell out of me when people think there are better actors out here to cast but they can't tell us who they want. They just whine and both for the hell of it. Try figuring out who you like first and then bitch. No one is denying you that right. We all want a good transformers movie.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438566)
Posted by freetouch on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:10am CST
Swindle01 wrote:best toys? WTF!?

ok hold on deep breath....

your honestly saying these awful movie toy figures which the plastic feels almost...ko...like are better than lines such as

RiD
Classics
Alternators
Masterpieces
3rd party

If anything the toy lines are the worst toy lines unless you like shitloads of re-released bumblebees and primes. Sorry i dont want a shelf just full of crappy cant talk properly bumblebee or same crappy could over and over again prime

sorry but adding mark to the crappy movie line kinda makes sense since pretty much every other movie this guys been in has been a total unside down turd. Him and Shia would probably end up sleeping together and giving one to the military along with bay



And this is exactly what I mean by over-reacting... calm down. I mean, you are so upset you're not even making sense for a lot of your post. But thanks for proving my point.

And I meant best out of the the movie toys. that was my mistake. It still doesn't warrant you pretending to hyperventilate on a forum.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438568)
Posted by RhA on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:11am CST
This subforum was long overdue for a big, fat flamefest.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438569)
Posted by President-prime on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:12am CST
And unlike some of you, I like the constant prime repaint. Do people a favor and stop whining at everything. I hate bumblebee. You don't see me bitching tha t there are too many bumblebee. There are lots if bee liners out there. Let them have their moment. Eventually, a bot of your liking will be produced and repaint ex tons of times. But until then, collect or buy what you like and let others spend heir money in piece.

I will hunk mark is a great choice and a good action star for what transformers should be. Enjoy the movie
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438579)
Posted by Marcdachamp on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:29am CST
I like it. He's a good actor, and he's a good action star. I hope he gets to drop a couple F-bombs, though. He's pretty great at it.

Also, props to the internet jumping on that Boogie Nights clip. :lol:
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438580)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:30am CST
Swindle01 wrote:i mean ffs tf3 - hey why dont we have megatron as a death machine truck?....isnt it ment to be robots in disguise??
Where were you when Megatron was a Cybertronian jet and tank for the first two movies? Megatron doesn't give two cents about being in disguise. :roll:
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438582)
Posted by Swindle01 on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:35am CST
yes...enjoy another BAD michael bay transformers movie...with yet more bad actors/actress such as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who isnt even a damn actress! she a model NOT an actress and her awful acting in tf3 was far worse than anything anyone can say about star wars hayden Christensen

sorry i just dont like the movies. The plots are terrible with loads and loads of mistakes and stupid things that dont make sense such as - Yes we are giant robotic life forms, and we destroys suns for energy, but we only destroy suns that have no intelligent life near them and yes we are not war mongers yet we built giant sun destroying cannons...

any idiot knows if you destroy a sun then the whole solar system around that is effected. You destroy the sun then you in essance can be blamed for destroying the solar system that orbits that sun. Also your telling me robots dont see animals as important? or know animals evolve? or was michael bay simply saying at the start of tf2 that hes a scientoligist?
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438585)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:41am CST
Marcdachamp wrote:I hope he gets to drop a couple F-bombs, though. He's pretty great at it.
Yeah, cuz that's exactly what this children's toy brand needs more of. >:oP
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438587)
Posted by Marcdachamp on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:49am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Marcdachamp wrote:I hope he gets to drop a couple F-bombs, though. He's pretty great at it.
Yeah, cuz that's exactly what this children's toy brand needs more of. >:oP


I'm joking. I did love when Sam Jackson said "stupid ass" in Avengers, though. That was 5 movies overdue. :lol:
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438588)
Posted by ILL-Star on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:52am CST
This is all fine and dandy, but Mark Wahlberg doesn't make the whole focus more on the humans thing more excusable.
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438613)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on November 9th, 2012 @ 12:23pm CST
Call me crazy, but I actually quite like that new logo...

(Though to be nit-picky, the bottom of the '4' should be angled steeper to match the half of the 'Con logo and the peaks should be angled in the other direction, to mirror the peaks of the logo *and breathe*...Other than that, not bad!)

And yes, I like Mark Wahlberg. ^^

AM
Re: Mark Wahlberg announced as New Lead in Transformers 4 (1438638)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 9th, 2012 @ 1:24pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Featuring songs performed by... New Kids on the Block. #-o

there talking about Mark wahlberg not Donnie wahlberg
Donnie Wahlberg. Danny's last name was Wood.

Mark was a former member who quit very early on.

and how many hit songs did new kids have with mark wahlberg?

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