So much of the scuttlebutt around movies is usually half-truths. Three weeks ago we reported that Mark Wahlberg might be up for 'Transformers 4.' The next day it was denied. But now it looks like Wahlberg has been confirmed for the movie by the director himself.
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Yesterday, the disturbing rumor hit the web: Mark Wahlberg was in talks with director Michael Bay to star in 'Transformers 4.' But today we have an update from Bay himself who clarifies the news and explains where the confusion came from.
Michael Bay played footsies for a while with doing more 'Transformers' movies, but has signed up for a fourth film, because... well, money. Lots and lots of it. Bay earned $80 Million from the first film (which is the lowest grossing film of the franchise), and gets 8% of the merchandising money, so it's safe to assume that he makes over $100 Million a sequel. But it looks like he's bringing in a new lead.
One pilot we've certainly kept our eye on for the coming season is that of TNT's Michael Bay-produced 'The Last Ship,' and not solely for the number of explosions likely inherent. Among such big-name casting choices as 'Grey's Anatomy' cast-off Eric Dane and the lovely Rhona Mitra, we were intrigued to learn that 'LOST' and 'Supernatural' star Titus Welliver was to take a part. An emergency has forced Welliver out of the series, but 'Chuck's Adam Baldwin sounds like a fine replacement to us!
We're already well aware that 'Transformers 4' is going to be something of a reboot of the insanely successful franchise. Gone is Shia LaBeouf and the rest of the human cast in favor of a new set of characters and, from what has been implied, a new array of Transformers as well (it's also probably taking place in outer space). Specific story details are under wraps, but if what we're reading today proves to be true, then it looks like we'll have our first female lead in the series. After the break for more!
Shed no more tears, 'Grey's Anatomy,' for there's a lot more water for Eric Dane to steam up out on the open ocean. Those still mourning Dane's heartbreaking departure from the long-running 'Grey's Anatomy' need only look as far as TNT to get their next McSteamy fix, as the dearly departed doc will captain 'The Last Ship,' a new apocalyptic Naval pilot from TNT. But who will Dane play, and what's it all about, anyway?
Michael Bay, much like Michael Corleone, thought he was out. But they pulled him back in. (And that, we promise, is the last time we’ll link Bay to ‘The Godfather’ movies. Ever.) His third ‘Transformers’ movie was going to be his last, but he’s returning for an as-yet-untitled 'Transformers 4,' and in a recent interview, Bay dropped a few hints as to what fans can expect.
After spending the last five years making three 'Transformers' movies, Michael Bay decided to take a break and make his "Small" movie. Considering it's Michael Bay, and stars Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg, we're curious to see how small his 'Pain and Gain' is. We'll know for sure April 26, 2013, when it hits theaters.
Of all the villains James Bond has faced over the course of his decades-long tenure, did you ever see him go up against classic literary character Captain Flint? Well, you already have! As Starz gears up for production of its Michael Bay-produced 'Treasure Island' prequel 'Black Sails,' the talk of the seas is who could fill the boots of the iconic Captain Flint. So when looking for an iconic British villain, why go further than one of 007's fallen foes?
It would probably appear to most of us that, on every conceivable level, last summer's 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' was a financial success. The Michael Bay-directed three-quel made over $1 billion theatrically worldwide, which, as it happens, is a lot of money. But not everyone was satisfied, namely, Hasbro. The toy company announced today that while the box office dough is all well and good, what it's really interested in is toy sales. Naturally, the plan is to sell more toys, and that means introducing new characters.