Mark Wahlberg Says They Are Completely Rebooting Transformers Live Action Movies

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Actor Mark Wahlberg appeared on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show and said few things about Transformers 4.

“We’re doing a complete reboot of the Transformers. I did a movie with Michael Bay called Pain and Gain, which comes out in April. And we had an amazing time together and really hit it off, and he said ‘Hey, you want to do this other little movie I’m doing?’ Because that was a little movie, and I said ‘Yeah, I like doing little movies.’ And he said Transformers. Whoa! You know what, we had such a great experience, I’m in.”

This statement conflicts with what the Director; Michael Bay told us not too long ago. However, the statement may also refer that they’ll be going in a fresh direction rather than a reboot as the name implies.

The episode is now available online and 2005 Boards Member Albershide instructs us to skip to the 25th minute to hear what Mr. Wahlberg has to say.

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  1. Albershide's Avatar Albershide says

    Yesterday Mark Wahlberg was at The Tonight Show and briefly discussed TF4.



    When Leno asked if he was going to be doing a Transformers film, Mark Wahlberg said, “I am. We’re doing a complete reboot of the Transformers. I did a movie with Michael Bay called Pain and Gain, which comes out in April. And we had an amazing time together and really hit it off, and he said ‘Hey, you want to do this other little movie I’m doing?’ Because that was a little movie, and I said ‘Yeah, I like doing little movies.' And he said Transformers.
    Whoa! You know what, we had such a great experience, I’m in.”


    He didn't say much but what he said really differs from Michael Bay's statement from 10 days ago that TF4 is not a reboot.
    I think reboot is a dirty word in Hollywood lately and they are avoiding to use it. I guess it's safe to say that TF4 will be a reboot with a few familiar Autobots. Everything else will be very different indeed.

    Watch from 25 min. although the whole interview is pretty interesting.

    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Mark Wahlberg 2013.01.16 - Watch Online Episode

    And while we're on the Mark Wahlberg topic...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCHTn...layer_embedded

  2. Pcm979 has no avatar! Pcm979 says

    Going by precedent, I'm expecting Bay to deny this before the day is out.

  3. Albershide's Avatar Albershide says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dinodigger97 View Post
    If it's a reboot, then why is it called "Transformes 4?"
    You don't expect that the movie will end up called Transformers 4, right?

  4. fallen_revenge's Avatar fallen_revenge says

    Mark Wahlberg is going to be on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. So, maybe he might hint a little more tonigh. As for this interview, it's pretty much nothing new. He probably said it was a reboot because they haven't really started any work with him do he might not know much.

  5. Hot Shot.'s Avatar Hot Shot. says

    ...Because a complete reboot with the same director and crew makes sense.

    Yeah, I don't think Wahlberg knows what he's talking about.

  6. Josh's Avatar Josh says

    i think this is one of those times where "reboot" simply means "a fresh direction" not "EVERYTHING THAT CAME BEFORE DOESNT EXIST"


    calm down guys

  7. Gingerchris's Avatar Gingerchris says

    Something tells me he's misinformed. I seriously doubt it's going to be a complete reboot, especially with what we've already been told. But then there's always a chance. And I for one would welcome a reboot. But it'll still be BayFormers so it being a 'complete reboot' seems unlikely.
    This is just Wahlberg getting the same vague description as us where even Bay himself doesn't know how to accurately describe what he's going to be doing. But 'complete reboot' sounds more exciting and enticing than 'more of the same, but slightly different' and we know how Hollywood loves to big-up new projects by suggesting they're going to be somehow fresh. This is almost non-news.

  8. 03Mach1's Avatar 03Mach1 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    i think this is one of those times where "reboot" simply means "a fresh direction" not "EVERYTHING THAT CAME BEFORE DOESNT EXIST"


    calm down guys
    Bingo.

  9. ANDROID PRIME has no avatar! ANDROID PRIME says

    I don't think "reboot" is the right word. That would imply that it takes place in a different universe than the last 3 movies. What would be a better word to describe it?

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