The fourth title in the franchise will have Wahlberg playing the main character of Cade Yaeger
Mark Wahlberg has taken over the latest poster of Transformers: Age of Extinction. We surely don’t see any Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, or even Dinobots front and center on the new poster rolled out for the fourth generation of the Transformers franchise. Instead it is giving away the face of the new actor who is going to be playing the role of Shia LaBeouf.
This would be the main character with as he’s representing the leading man and human face of a franchise which is all about fast cars, nimble robots, sexy babes, and explosions aplenty. Other members of the cast which is being leaded by Mark Wahlberg include Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, and Bingbing Li. Alongside this, the Chinese actors Byron Li,Austin Lin, Candice Zhao, and Teresa Daley have also managed to secure their places in the movie though as characters with little roles and for this they have thr reality competition series Transformers 4 Chinese Actor Talent Search to thank.
Moving back to the character of Mark Wahlberg, he would be playing the role of Cade Yaeger who is a small-town inventor and single dad to Peltz's character, with Reynor as her race car-driving boyfriend. The official theatrical release for the franchise was scheduled for today and it would be up in the internet hype in a couple of hours. For now, there is a tiny glimpse of footage from the sequel and those who didn’t get to watch the trailer as yet can peel in the movie with the help of this poster.
On the poster we see Wahlberg holding a gun which shouts out the essence of transformers and is pretty much a perfect Transformers-sized sword/gun combo. This might be coming as a soft reboot though of course the movie holds on to everything that has happened in the past prequels. The reboot touch however was essential to keep it more exciting and unpredictable and this starts out with unfamiliar Earthling characters and robots meant to boost Hasbro's toy sales.