After the success of Transformers: Age of Extinction it looks as though Mark Wahlberg has already signed up for multiple sequels.
It’s no secret that Age of Extinction was the highest grossing film of 2014… and after making over one billion dollars at the box office, it’s little surprise that Paramount Pictures is keen to get the ball rolling on the next Transformers sequel. But will Marky Mark return? According to the man himself, he’s already signed on the dotted line…
Michael Bay Won’t Be Making Transformers 5
During an interview with MTV, the 43-year-old Age of Extinction star admitted that he’s already signed on for a number of Transformers sequels.
“Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” he said. “You know, I can’t speak for Mr Bay, but something tells me that we’ll be on the set soon.”
Of course, Michael Bay has already been revealed to produce but not direct the upcoming fifth instalment… but what that means for the franchise remains to be seen. Could he perhaps be persuaded to climb back into the director’s chair now that Mark Wahlberg is returning?
Considering bay’s penchant for action and explosions, it seems like the perfect franchise to keep going with. And if the upcoming sequels do as well as Age of Extinction at the box office, there’s certainly going to be a big, fat pay check in it.
But let’s be honest – Age of Extinction wasn’t exactly well-received by the critics. And after plenty of dismal reviews, it looks as though Bay may be keen to distance himself from the franchise he helped create.
Transformers Franchise About To Get Bigger
Transformers 5 has been given a tentative 2016 release date… but at this stage, it’s unclear who will take the helm. Can Paramount Pictures convince Michael bay to return? Will he be on the lookout for a replacement?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see… but one thing’s for certain – Mark Wahlberg will return.
What do you think about Mark Wahlberg’s Transformers return? Will the fifth and sixth instalments do just as well at the box office’? Let us know what you think in the comments below…