Director Michael Bay confirmed the news on his blog. “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.”
The film will premiere June 27, 2014… with a little help from fans. Bay wrote on his website, “Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter.”
Michael told the L.A. Times in an earlier interview that the latest installment will feature a new cast and possibly redesigned robots, a jump to the future, and a journey into space, but it definitely isn’t a reboot. “We’re taking the story that you’ve seen -- the story we’ve told in three movies already -- and we’re taking it in a new direction.”
Actor Mark Wahlberg’s next role will be fighting robots as the new face in “Transformers 4”!