This year, Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Today, the film’s leading man, Mark Wahlberg, tells MTV that not only does he think he’ll be back for Transformers 5, but that he thinks it will happen sooner rather than later.
“Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” says Wahlberg when asked about his future in the hit franchise. “I can’t speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on set soon.”
In Age of Extinction, Wahlberg played Cade Yeager, a Texas inventor and mechanic who was also very protective of his daughter, Nicola Peltz’s Tessa Yeager. His next big screen project has the star headlining Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt’s The Gambler, a remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan. Among his projects hitting theaters in 2015 are Seth MacFarlane’s comedy sequel Ted 2 and the John Morris and Sean Anders-helmed Daddy’s Home, which has Wahlberg facing off against Will Ferrell.
Bay has, in the past, expressed interest in potentially turning the director’s chair on the Transformers franchise over to a new helmer. If he does return to direct a fifth film with Wahlberg, it will mark the pair’s third big screen team-up. In addition to Age of Extinction, Wahlberg starred opposite Dwayne Johnson in Bay’s true crime tale Pain & Gain.
As always, check back for updates on Transformers 5 as they become available.