Mark Wahlberg Returning for TRANSFORMERS 5
2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction saw superstar Mark Wahlberg (Ted, Daddy’s Home) take over for then-franchise lead Shia Labeouf, with the fourth Michael Bay Transformers installment going on to gross $1.1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. The upcoming Transformers 5 – which was recently confirmed by Hasbro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Stephen J. Davis, as leading way to Transformers 6, 7, and 8 – has yet to lock down series helmer Michael Bay in the director’s chair, though the filmmaker revealed in a tweet that he’s yet to “commit to any idea” but that meetings with series producer Steven Spielberg have taken place.
Wahlberg – who also collaborated with Bay in the director’s pet project, Pain and Gain – has now outright confirmed that he’ll be back to team up with the Autobots once more. At the premiere for his film Daddy’s Home, Wahlberg broke the news, giving a simple and clear “yes” when asked if he would be appearing in the next Transformers.
Wahlberg’s inclusion could signify Bay’s involvement, or vice versa, though it’s currently unknown if Bay – whose most recent film, the true story 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – will want to return to Paramount’s biggest franchise or move on to fresher projects. Transformers 5 is currently planned for 2017.