Mark Wahlberg confirms that he will be returning for a fifth installment of the action/sci-fi franchise, "Transformers." Read on for further details.
In an interview with MTV News for promoting his latest film, “The Gambler,” Wahlberg confirms that he is committed to doing a couple of more pics for the famous franchise.
“Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” Wahlberg told MTV.
In “Age of Extinction,” set five years after “Dark of the Moon,” Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager, a single father and struggling inventor who gets caught up in a battle between the Autobots, now on the verge of exctinction, and a shadowy group, known as Cemetery Wind, an elite CIA black ops unit led by paranoid agent Harold Attinger and team leader James Savoy. Savoy has been assigned to hunt down the remaining Decepticons but have been secretly hunting down the Autobots as well, believing them to be a threat too, despite the Autobots officially granted sanctuary by the government.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” despite poor reviews, was a massive box office success, grossing over $1.087 billion worldwide, making it the 10th highest grossing film of all time, the highest grossing film of 2014, the second highest grossing film in the "Transformers" series, and the 19th film to gross over $1 billion. It received an average rating of 18 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the lowest rated film of the franchise. However, many praised the visual effects, the action sequences, Steve Jablonsky's musical score and the performances of Wahlberg, Grammer and Tucci. Like its predecessors, the film is directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.
Although it previously announced that Bay was parting ways from the popular franchise, there have been speculations that he may be returning to direct the next installment.
“I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on the set soon,” told Wahlberg.
Wahlberg stars in “The Gambler,” an American crime drama film directed by Rupert Wyatt from a screenplay by William Monahan. It is a remake based on the 1974 film of the same name written by James Toback. In “The Gambler,” Wahlberg plays a literature professor with a hidden life as a high stakes gambler runs afoul of gangsters.
"Transformers 5" is set for a 2016 release.
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