Actor Mark Wahlberg accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Last month, Wahlberg explained to a reporter at the CinemaCon 2014 [via Tformers.com] that while ‘Age Of Extinction’ is a stand-alone movie, it will probably be the first of, I’m guessing, a new trilogy.
Wahlberg started by reiterating the fact that the film is a “completely different story” to 2007′s ‘Transformers’, 2009′s ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ and 2011′s ‘Dark of the Moon’, even though it has still been labelled as the fourth instalment to the franchise.
“I have been telling everyone this really is a stand alone movie,” he confirmed. “Despite the fact they call it ‘Transformers 4′ it’s a completely different story. It takes place after the battle of Chicago, it’s very different from the other one.”
Wahlberg then admitted that Paramount obviously signed him up with the intention of it being a success and “that [he] will do more,” however he then declared “but as of now we did one and we will see what happens.”
The 42-year-old’s comments come just a day after Yahoo! Movies reported that a leaked Hasbro presentation had revealed Paramount’s plan to release ‘Transformers 5′ in 2017.
It’s hardly a surprise that the studio are thinking this far ahead though, as the franchise has already proved to be a box-office behemoth, with the first three films managing to gross over $2.5billion between them across the world.
And as the series has never really benefited from positive reviews, in fact it’s managed to achieve its success with the compete opposite, it makes complete sense that Paramount will be talking to the likes of Wahlberg and the film’s director, Michael Bay, about future efforts.
This plan will only really come to a screeching halt if ‘Age Of Extinction’ tanks in the summer, but early indication is that it could even rival the receipts of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ which means that ‘Transformers 5′ is inevitable.
And after the cinematic abominations that were ‘Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Dark of the Moon’ it’s not as if another film would wreck the franchise’s reputation if it was mauled by critics.
Gregory Wakeman is a film enthusiast who believes that 2007′s Transformers is criminally under-rated.
Mark Wahlberg hosts the Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Season one of the hit reality A&E show “Wahlburgers” came to an end last night. The season one finale has left fans wondering if their new beloved show would be returning for a second season. Donnie Wahlberg took to his Twitter on March 19 to give viewers the answer.
Wahlberg tweeted, “Happy Wahlburgers (Season Finale) Wednesday!” He went on to say, “Glad @AETV ordered 2 more seasons!” Donnie also tweeted, prior to the finale airing on television, that the second season would begin filming next week! This is great news for the huge fan base the show is accumulating!
In the finale titled “The Real Entourage,” Mark Wahlberg took his real life entourage to Los Angeles for some fun. He even surprised one of his friends with an audition for his latest film! While Mark and his friends had fun, Paul kept the restaurant running smoothly in Boston with mom, Alma, there too.
The premiere date for season two has not been set yet, but fans can continue to watch episodes from season one on Wednesday nights on A&E.
Actor Mark Wahlberg attends CinemaCon 2014 Off and Running: Opening Night Studio Presentation from Paramount Pictures at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon 2014 on March 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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