A couple of months ago, the internet started a rumor that Mark Whalberg would be taking the lead in Transformers 4. At the time, Michael Bay was completely denying it. In fact, he really hadn’t even considered casting him until the net spoke up and said that’s what they wanted.
They just recently worked together on Pain and Gain and everyone involved felt that it was a great experience.
Here’s what Bay had to say:
I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be staring in Transformers 4. We are working on another movietogether, 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.