Mark Wahlberg Explains The Backstory Of His Character For Transformers 4 Age Of Extinction

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Actor Mark Wahlberg elaborated bit more on the backstory of Cade Yeager; his character for Transformers: Age Of Extinction. The following does not contain any robot info but a Spoiler warning is in order:

With Transformers: Age of Extinction, did you agree to do that one for your kids?

Well, it was exciting because it was the first time my kids were really interested in a movie I was doing. Any time they see me with a gun, like Contraband or Pain & Gain, they want to see that, too, but they can’t because of the language and all that stuff. But I loved working with Michael Bay, and I thought he had a really interesting way to make it new, different, and fresh. Plus, being in movies that have the potential to be hugely successful allows me to make smaller movies that I’m really passionate about.

What’s going to make this Transformers different? The first one was OK, but then the sequels were a total mess.

It was a tighter script, and its own stand-alone thing. I think the emotional core of it, the human element, is going to be extremely powerful. It’s an ordinary man trying to do extraordinary things to save his daughter and keep her alive—and this boyfriend he didn’t know anything about. He’d had a child when he was in high school and his wife passed away, and the promise he’d made to her was that she wouldn’t date any boys until she graduated and that she’d be at the graduation—because we weren’t due to the pregnancy. So there’s an anchor to it and a realness to it that I like a lot.

[Then, an assistant comes in and places a brace around Wahlberg’s neck.]

I hurt my neck in Hong Kong, and it hasn’t gotten better yet. I just woke up in the morning and couldn’t move, but still had to shoot 10 days of crazy action.”

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  1. C16's Avatar C16 says

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    It was a tighter script, and its own stand-alone thing. I think the emotional core of it, the human element, is going to be extremely powerful. Its
    I'm so glad that in a film about Transformers, that this is the focus.

  2. tonyformer's Avatar tonyformer says

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    I'm so glad that in a film about Transformers, that this is the focus.

    You have to keep in mind that no matter what, the core of the movie-verse takes place on Earth so at the core of any TF movie, you have the humans. The human element is always going to be the core of the story as long as Earth continues to be the main stage.

  3. Slayershoop's Avatar Slayershoop says

    Wait, Wait...so all the other Marky Mark movies were inappropriate for his children, but Michael Bay's movies which include humping and robo testicles are? Errr...ok then

  4. eagc7's Avatar eagc7 says

    i am liking what i am hearing

    unlike most ppl i am indeed into in the human element in the TF movies. its not a big loss for me if the tfs arent the focus, it never bothered me

  5. MasterZero's Avatar MasterZero says

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    Originally Posted by Slayershoop View Post
    Wait, Wait...so all the other Marky Mark movies were inappropriate for his children, but Michael Bay's movies which include humping and robo testicles are? Errr...ok then
    Well in Fear, he was a creepy rapist, scary guy

  6. Slayershoop's Avatar Slayershoop says

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    Originally Posted by MasterZero View Post
    Well in Fear, he was a creepy rapist, scary guy
    So he's being typecast?

  7. MasterZero's Avatar MasterZero says

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    Originally Posted by Slayershoop View Post
    So he's being typecast?
    If he is to be typecasted, I want it to either be as a rapper, or something to do with his third nipple.

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