After initially dismissing internet rumors about Mark Wahlberg being courted for a role in Transformers 4, Michael Bay has turned around and confirmed that the Ted actor will be the new star of the upcoming 4th installment in the Transformers movie franchise.
Bay’s explanation regarding the 180 is that the rumors gave him an idea, and he decided to follow through. His official statement, though, gives one the impression that he’s had Wahlbeg in mind all along:
“Mark is awesome,” said Bay in an official statement. “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 calibre is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers legacy.