Mark Wahlberg: Transformers is ‘the most iconic franchise in movie history’

Mark Wahlberg

Nobody ever accused Mark Wahlberg of modesty. Mark appeared at CinemaCon to help promote the Tranformers: Age of Extinction movie. This is yet another Michael Bay-directed movie full of explosions and empty of wit or common sense. Mark ran his mouth onstage. He’s prone to pompous statements that exaggerate his importance in the world. Remember how Mark could have killed the 9/11 terrorists? Mark says that Transformers is the most iconic movie franchise ever.

This guy. Hasn’t Mark ever heard of, say, Star Wars, James Bond, or The Godfather? Even Twilight qualifies as more iconic than Transformers. Talking robots, yo:

Mark Wahlberg is excited to be in the Transformers family.

“This will be the biggest movie of 2014,” the actor beamed at CinemaCon on Monday night.

Wahlberg, 42, was on hand for Paramount’s presentation of upcoming films, which included Transformers: Age of Extinction as well as the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

“I thought I was here for the grand opening of Wahlburgers Las Vegas,” he joked to the crowd.

Co-starring Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer, the fourth installment in the Transformers saga hits theaters June 24. Paramount teased a few minutes from the project, but Bay, who notoriously flubbed a bigscreen presentation earlier this year, was nowhere to be found.

“I feel like it’s the most iconic franchise in movie history,” Wahlberg said of the films.

He also confirmed that Age of Extinction stands alone from the previous three Transformers movies which starred Shia LaBeouf.

[From Variety]

Whatever keeps Mark Wahlberg sleeping at night. His ego is bursting at the seems, but that’s standard for Hollywood actors. If Mark wants to think that Michael Bay’s forgettable movies are iconic, so be it. BOOM. So little substance, so much popcorn crunching.

Here are some pictures of Mark doing the family thing (and destroying some nachos) at the Lakers vs. Knicks game on Tuesday.

Mark Wahlberg

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Greata says:

    “empty of wit or common sense…” Perfect summation of Marky Mark, Michael Bay, and Transformers.

    • Tapioca says:

      Oh, I don’t know – Michael Bay at least has enough common sense to know what will make him incredibly rich and drowning in naked women! And he’s a huge supporter of animal shelters since he was a little kid, apparently, so a bonus point for that.

      • Greata says:

        Kudos to him for caring about animals. I was referring to the seemingly lack of self awareness of his own misogyny,as shown through the endless parade of pointless explosions, female stereotypes, and muscled heroes in his paeans to the male audience.

    • Paul says:

      I agree!!! he smoking some good stuff !!! lmao this movie wont be remember 30 years from now and the only thing hes good at is funny movies like ted. him and depp need to disappear for a while! iconic franchise is star wars!

  2. Red32 says:

    It’s not even the most iconic franchise this year. I’d rank Spiderman, X-Men, Capt. America/Avengers, Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit series higher.

    • BW says:

      He’s playing the game. He stars in the movie. It’s not his place to say it’s a piece of shit. That’s the critics job. It’s Marky Mark’s job to say, “This is the greatest movie ever. Come see it.” Compare him to Captain America, who whines that he’s over it and he doesn’t like the movies that made him a star.

      • Red32 says:

        I don’t expect him to trash his own movie, but no one’s going to take him seriously if he exaggerates like that.

  3. V4real says:

    What a delusional annoying little piece of shit.

  4. freebunny says:

    He’s dumb but I don’t care, I like him.

    • Mouse says:

      Agreed. And honestly if you were to ask my brother, transformers is where it’s at since he grew up with the cartoon.

      • mimif says:

        More than meets the eye? I grew up with that show too (don’t judge, I was a tomboy) but if pressed I would say Indiana Jones, Star Wars, oh I don’t know, a little known film trilogy called Lord of The Rings…

      • danielle says:

        My bf grew up withe cartoon and hates the movies for getting everything wrong.

      • Red32 says:

        I loved the 80s cartoon, but Bay really dropped the ball on the movies. “It’s a story about a boy and his car”. Actually, no, it really wasn’t. I wanted to see giant robots interacting with each other. Which they did, in between 2 hours of Shia LaBoeuf’s awful child star mugging and whining. Don’t get me started on the “ebonics bots”. I’m the least PC person ever and even I cringed at those.

  5. mimif says:

    Hmm. I’m trying to think of something sensible to write, but I guess all I can come up with is I want to punch him in his smug face.

  6. Arhodo says:


  7. Adrien says:

    What?… No!!!

  8. lower-case deb says:

    superman, batman, star trek,… gundams?

  9. Lex says:

    With a body like that you don’t get the brains too!

  10. Jenna says:

    You had me until you mentioned Twilight. But seriously, Mark…shut up.

  11. QQ says:

    HahahHhhaahahahhahahah No Buddy, Just No! They are only iconic in yours and Michael Bay’s and a couple Hundred Nerdboys with gross neckbeard’s heads

    • Red32 says:

      Actually, I’ve been on nerdboy sites and they hate Bay. It’s almost scary. As a nerd myself, I saw the first movie in the theater, wasn’t Impressed, and waited for the other 2 to be on TV. I have no idea how these movies make so much box office.

  12. Maria says:

    Star Wars, The Godfather, hell even The Hunger Games will be more remembered. ..

    Ugh, this twat waffle.

  13. jess says:

    The last transformers movie that came out was the first one i have ever seen and it was awful. It made twilight Oscar worthy in my opinion. I cant believe mark would even sign on to do this cheesy action movie. I thought he would be above that but i guess not.

  14. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says: The most iconic franchise in Movie History is High School Musical – dude seriously needs to spend more time chillaxin with Zac Efron.

  15. lucy2 says:

    I seriously hope he’s kidding, because otherwise…good Lord. And I kind of suspect he’s serious. Either that or he gets a percentage of profits and is going to sell this piece of crap like it’s a national treasure.

  16. Shijel says:

    Wow. Moron.

    I think I’ve seen one Transformers and I only came for Hugo Weaving’s voice.

    Sad. I used to like him, but he keeps proving himself as a complete idiot.

  17. MonicaQ says:

    Godfather, Star Wars (even the…prequels, yeesh), Star Trek (new ones non withstanding to me anyway), Lord of the Rings/Hobbit, Superman, the Marvel Franchises, Batman (even if they’re not connected), James FREAKING BOND…what rock has he been living on that robot things that turn into other things is super iconic? And I love the toys and the cartoons but the movies were garbage with some heat on it.

  18. Hiddles forever says:

    What an egocentric moron…..

  19. TheCountess says:

    Cute but stupid. It all balances out.

  20. Jaderu says:

    Hey! You leave Marky Mark alone, you hear?!
    He’s a peacock. You gotta let him fly!

  21. Loopy says:

    I love him and i am an absolute sucker for boston accents(he is from boston right?) well he does a good one.

  22. Beth says:

    LOL. Okay.

  23. stellalovejoydiver says:

    bitch please

  24. Gracie says:

    Racist, violent, and stupid. He’s a winner isn’t he?

  25. MrsBPitt says:

    Did anyone see the movie Team America from the creators of South Park…the lyric in one of the songs was something like “why does Michael Bay keep getting to make movies, seriously his movies suck” lol…my son and his friends grew up with the Ninja Turtles and are appalled at what they are hearing about what Bay is doing to their beloved childhood cartoon…He might make tons of money, but that doesn’t mean he has any actual talent…

  26. Sarah says:

    Two words. Star Wars.

  27. lenje says:

    Not in a million years!

    In my opinion, of course. If he thinks so, more power to him. Just like I think Stand By Me is the best adolescent movie of all times, and Ang Lee is the most superior director thus the most deserving for Best Directing in Oscar 2013.

  28. original kay says:

    at least he said “I think” rather than “it is”.

    I could never pick the most iconic. Star Trek and all it’s subsidiaries are my favourite though.. well, the original 3 Star Wars too. I never got into Indiana Jones.
    Loved LOTR.


  29. FingerBinger says:

    I’ve been baffled by Mark Wahlberg’s career for years. As an actor he’s very mediocre,but his movies actually make money. IMO ‘Boogie Nights’ was the only movie he was in that he was actually any good in.

    • lucy2 says:

      He was good in The Fighter, but everyone around him was GREAT. Maybe working with them elevated his game there, because I haven’t ever been blown away by any of his other roles. He’s not terrible, but doesn’t give performances worthy of his popularity, I think.

  30. Schnikes says:

    He was funny in Ted…

  31. journey says:

    it was a stupid stupid comment. but considering that he’s replacing shia laboufette, let him brag about his little movie. the fewer movies there are with laboufette-the-paperbag-wearer in them the better!

  32. Shiksa Goddess says:

    Just the other day I saw him on the Graham Norton show on youtube. Guy was wasted and it was hilarious.

  33. phlyfiremama says:

    HAHAHAHAHA (*pauses, wipes tears away) HAHAHAHA. Sit DOWN, Marky Mark. You got your funky bunch panties so twisted up that your delusions of grandeur seem like real life to you. HAHAHAHA.

  34. Mark says:

    The Godfather is a franchise?

    • miriam says:

      Yes, Godfather is a franchise. It had multiple sequels.

      Anyway, there are many more iconic franchises than the stupid Transformers films.

      Bond, Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Spiderman, to name but a few.

  35. Lis says:

    What a dumbass. Some people should just stand there and look good without opening their mouths. Transformers sucked – unless ur a teenage boy.