Wahlberg talks Transformers 4

Actor officially confirms his role in the forthcoming Michael Bay actioner

Mark Wahlberg has spoken about his forthcoming role in 'Transformers 4'.

Director Michael Bay cast the actor - to replace Shia LaBeouf as his lead - after working with him on his new body-building action-comedy 'Pain and Gain'.

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Wahlberg... talks Tranformers 4 with Michael Bay (Copyright: Rex)

“'Transformers' came about because we had such a great time working together,” he said.

“We kind of complemented each other throughout the entire process with what he does and what I do and what we were able to do together, and then after that I was like, 'Dude we gotta work together again,' and he was like, 'Well I got a project, you interested?'”

Wahlberg has also said that he's going to be working on a sequel to 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane's adult comedy 'Ted'.

“We're shooting 'Transformers' in May, and then I believe we're gonna do 'Ted 2' right after. They're working on it now and we've kind of gone through the negotiation process,” he said.

“The great thing about it is Seth's ideas for the second one are sick. He comes from the world of episodic television so he knows how to tell the stories, in a way that most people don't.”

'Transformers 4' is due out in June, 2014.