Though Michael Bay effectively squashed any rumors last month that Mark Wahlberg was in talks to star in Transformers 4, it seems that there may have been something to that gossip after all. Bay posted a new blog post on his website earlier to address the rumors again, and while he neither confirmed nor denied anything, he did seem to be hinting at something.
From the post:
I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be staring in Transformers 4. We are working on another movie together, not T4. 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, did the Internet just help get Mark Walhberg cast in Transformers 4?