Will Michael Bay replace Shia LaBeouf with Mark Wahlberg in ‘Transformers 4′?

Mark Wahlberg

Here are some photos of Mark Wahlberg on the set of Pain and Gain in April of this year. This is, of course, a movie directed by Michael “Blinding Douchebaggery” Bay, so it’s sure to be cheesy as hell and not exactly an intellectual viewing experience, which is fine if you’re into that sort of thing. As a side note, I wonder if Wahlberg had to wash Bay’s Ferrari to get this role. In his Calvins, no less. What a mental picture.

This story is a bit of a roundabout mess, and it centers upon some initially internet-based rumors about Mark taking over the lead role in the Transformers 4 movie. Michael Bay inititally denied the veracity of the rumors involving Mark’s involvment, but word on the street is that the fourth movie in the franchise would revolve aroundan adult star and his teenage child with the idea being that the child would then grow to be the focus of subsequent entries in the series.” Regardless of whether or not Wahlberg is actually involved with the project, it sure sounds like Shia LaBeouf’s Sam Witwicky character is being written out of the franchise, doesn’t it? Maybe this has something to do with Shia’s alleged salary demands and assumption that he’s on board for the fourth movie after crapping all over the franchise by saying, “I would just like to make movies about people now” as well as whining about the studio system, right? In an interesting move, Bay has decided to publicly declare that having Wahlberg on board for the T4 lead might not be such a bad idea after all:

Mark Wahlberg

Rumors had been swirling around the Internet that Mark Wahlberg was in talks to star in Transformers 4 (a.k.a. Trans4mers), until Michael Bay quickly dismissed them; however, the rumors apparently sparked something in Bay’s part-human, part-robot-alien brain. He writes on his website:

“I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance — well let’s say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let’s say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer — so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter.”

So there you go, Internet. You have no one to blame but yourselves for this.

[From Vulture]

Something tells me that ungrateful loudmouth Shia LaBeouf might be soon experience a sharp downward trajectory from his current lofty (and inexplicable) “Hollywood leading man” status. If Bay can easily replace Megan Fox, he can replace Shia in a douche-laden heartbeat too. Watch out, Shia! And get back to spit-polishing Bob Redford’s shoes before he dumps you too.

Shia LaBeouf

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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  1. truetalk says:

    Shia’s character on Transformer is just annoying to me anyway.

  2. Naye in VA says:

    I think Shia is a pretty decent actor. What he really needs is another sitcom. Even Stevens was the best.

  3. lucy2 says:

    If Shia is demanding tons of money and bad mouthing it all they should dump him – let’s face it, the people who will go to see that movie aren’t going for the acting or character development, they could throw any actor into that role and it won’t matter.
    For that reason alone, I can’t see Mark being interested. He’s made quite a good career for himself, he doesn’t really need this kind of garbage.

  4. Abby says:

    When were these photos taken? Didn’t we just see Mark looking like a schlump like last week? When did he get buff again?

  5. Ms Kay says:

    As Sam Witwicky would say : “oohh nno nno nnoo nno nnnooooooo!”

  6. Movie Lover says:

    Hate Shia anyway. Mark would be a good choice.

  7. marie says:

    meh, I don’t watch Transformers for the storyline anyway so if Shia’s replaced who cares?

  8. Lee says:

    You can’t just replace “Hollywood’s Last Badboy” like that … can you … ?

  9. Madpoe says:

    Maybe its just me, but I don’t see a need for another Transformer movie.
    I enjoy watching Walberg tho’.
    Shia annoys the hell outta me.
    However that being said, I’m rather curious for Michael Bay to run a 4th of July firework show, it’ll be seen from space!

  10. Kimlee says:

    Didn’t Shia say last year that he was not doing Transformers 4?

  11. Andrew says:

    I say do it because we need a badass fighting the machines, not some whiny Shia running and being a douche.

  12. kpist says:

    I didn’t like the replacement of Fox w/ Huntington-Whitely but Marky Mark is a different story.

  13. busy ramone says:

    Mark Wahlberg is better than that…he wouldn’t do a stupid movie like Transformers.

  14. Rachel says:

    Shia has always said he wasn’t doing anoher Transformers, his publicist has stated that Star rumor was complete crap, I don’t know why you keep trying to push this story.