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As one would expect, inaccurate internet rumors have a very short life expectancy, and this one was killed before I was even aware of it. Apparently it was reported yesterday that Mark Wahlberg was in talks with Michael Bay to appear in 'Transformers 4.' However, before we even had time to make a single "hey bot, howya doin', say hi to ya mother for me" joke, Michael Bay debunked the rumor on his official website. Well, part of the rumor at least...
"The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor. Mark and I are talking about another film project."
The fact that Mark Wahlberg is not appearing in 'Transformers 4' is great news...for him. On the other hand, we would have benefited greatly from having him aboard, but it would have no doubt been a rather embarrassing addition to his film catalog. The 'Transformers' sequels thus far have been woefully inept and have done a very poor job delivering memorable or even bearable characters. As charismatic and talented an actor as Wahlberg is, I'm not sure he would have been able to pull 'Transformers 4' out of the franchise tailspin that Bay seems unconcerned with correcting. The rumor was not completely false it seems, and now we can begin speculating as to on what other project Wahlberg will be collaborating with Bay. That speculation will inevitably lead to more debunked rumors, but this geeky guessing game is part of what we do. So...'Ninja Turtles?'
What do you guys think? Are you disappointed Mark Wahlberg won't be appearing in 'Transformers 4?' In which in-development Bay project do you think he'll turn up?