Bay blogged last week that "internet chatter gave me some ideas" regarding Wahlberg, and now the helmer has confirmed that the two will in fact team for the fourth film in the giant-robot series. Bay and Wahlberg just shot Paramount's Pain and Gain together.
“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.
Shooting begins in the spring for a June 27th, 2014, release. Ehren Krueger wrote the script for Transformers 4, which will reportedly set out in a mostly new direction from its predecessors… aside from the, you know, whole giant robot thing.