When it was announced that Shia LaBeouf would not be returning for Transformers 4 , you would probably have got fairly long odds on Mark Wahlberg becoming his replacement. Still, that’s what has happened, and according to the star, he can’t wait to get started.
“That’s why Transformers came about, because we had such a great time working together [ on Pain And Gain],” says Wahlberg.
“We kind of complemented each other throughout the entire process, what he does and what I do and what we were able to do together, and then after that I was like ‘Dude we gotta work together again,’ and he was like, ‘Well I got a project, you interested?’”
The film will begin shooting next year, but it won’t be the only sequel on Wahlberg’s slate, with a second Ted movie also in the offing.
“We’re shooting Transformers in May, and then I believe we’re gonna do Ted 2 right after,” continues Wahlberg. “They’re working on it now and we’ve kind of gone through the negotiation process.
“The great thing about it is Seth’s ideas for the second one are sick. He comes from the world of episodic television so he knows how to tell the stories, in a way that most people don’t.”
Transformers 4 opens in the UK on 27 June 2014.