Though producer-director Michael Bay has promised the new Transformers film an all-new cast of not-robots, he's also quick to reassure that some of those not-robots will still be former underwear models.
After alluding to as much in an earlier post, Bay last night confirmed Mark Wahlberg as the star of his next toy movie, posting on his blog an official release reading:
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.
If nothing else, at least maybe now Wahlberg will shut up about saying he could have saved the Chicago skyline, if only he were aboard that robot-turned-into-a-plane.
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