The inneresting part of this story is that he didn't come up with the idea on his own — the internet did!
There was a rumor floating around the world wide web in October that Wahlberg — who is starring in Bay's upcoming flick Pain and Gain — was in talks to join the Optimus Prime and the rest of the robots in disguise for their fourth adventure on the big screen.
Bay, however, took to his blog to write:
"The Mark Wahlberg T4 rumor is just a rumor.
Mark and I are talking about another film project."
"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 (sic) with me and my writer – so I’m here to say thanks internet chatter."
That's pretty cool that a director actually listened to his fans' opinions and then changed his plan because of them. Democracy works!
Now what else can throw out there in hopes that Hollywood heeds our advice?
Let's start with making Magic Mike 2 NC-17. LOLz!
[Image via WENN.]