Mark Wahlberg in talks for Transformers 4

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It’s way too early to get hopes up on, but there’s breaking news that Mark Wahlberg has spoken to Michael Bay about the possibility of starring in the upcoming fourth live action Transformers film, as reported today by Twitchfilm.

If true, this could very well be a step in the right direction for the franchise.  Wahlberg is a bankable action star, and can actually act his way out of a paper bag.  This writer has been a fan of his work since at least Three Kings.  What’s more, Wahlberg and Bay just worked together on Bay’s Pain And Gain, so it seems like a slam dunk.

According to the article, the film – once again written by Ehren Kruger – will center on an adult character and his son, who will in turn be the focus of subsequent installments in the series.

Looks like it’s a bit of “hurry up and wait” on this one.

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