It's no secret that the Transformers franchise is headed in a different direction, with a whole new cast and a set of new robots that will battle each other. Mark Wahlberg is reteaming with Michael Bay and taking on the lead role in Transformers 4. While promoting his new film Broken City the actor told I Am Rogue that this Transformers movie would be "very different" from the previous films. With all the other changes that have been announced I think we all assumed that would be the case. Here's what the actor had to say about working with Bay, his excitement for the Transformers, and how his role in it will be the most challenging role yet.
I had a great experience working with Michael. We really hit it off. We complement each other so well on set and we took something that was really good and I think we made something special with Pain and Gain. He said to me (on set), 'What do you think about doing a Transformers movie with me?' I said, 'Well, what do you want me to do? He told me and I said, 'Absolutely!' I think it will be the most challenging role that I’ve played and it’s an opportunity for me to do something extremely different. It’s going to be very different from what the first ones were. I’m excited about it. I talked to Steven Spielberg and I talked to Brian Grazer and I said, 'Don’t worry guys, this is not me taking a paycheck and running with it. This is me trying to … I liked what the guys did with like The Avengers, for instance. When I watched that movie I was not interested in seeing it at all but it was entertaining for me as well as for my kids. I think they did a really good job and we want to do something special with it, so I’m excited about it.
It would be cool if this next movie ended up being incredible. There's always the possibility that it could end up being better than the first three films. It's not like that would be very hard to do. Ehren Kruger (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is currently writing the sequel, and it will be released in theaters on June 29th, 2014.