As if you needed any more proof of the power of the Internet, it seems that online casting rumors for the upcoming Transformers 4 have led to a possible reality. Michael Bay is now considering Mark Wahlberg for the lead role in the film.
A couple of weeks ago, a rumor started about Wahlberg being cast in the new installment, but Bay denied it, explaining that they were working together on another film. However, the rumors appear to have given Bay some ideas.
Bay posted on his website:
“Mark was rumored to be staring [sic] in Transformers 4 … 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 have it. Does someone out there have the power to write rumors into reality, similar to a recent episode of the ABC drama 666 Park Avenue? It could be dangerous, but it’s certainly an interesting thing to consider.
Transformers 4 is set for a June 27, 2014 release date. [ComingSoon]