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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Was Offered Mark Wahlberg's Role In Transformers 4

CBM: Wouldn't that have been interesting? During a Twitter Q&A session, Dwayne Johnson reveals that he was initially offered the lead role in Michael Bay's next Transformers film, before Pain & Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg was cast. (Cinema, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Bay, Transformers: Age of Extinction)

Hergula  +   947d ago
I´m very surprised as to why The Rock got an offer for Transformers 4? Mark Wahlberg makes sense to me at least while The Rock in a Transformers movie would just be weird. It might just be me, but when it was announced that Marky Mark would be starring in Transformers 4, my eyes lit up and I became instantly excited. Largely because for some odd reason, I can see Mark Wahlberg in a Transformers flick.
RetrospectRealm  +   947d ago
Why does Wahlberg make sense and not Johnson?
Hergula  +   947d ago
I just do not see him a good fit for one. While I might be wrong. I feel that The Rock is good enough of an actor to play the lead character in a blockbuster, yet I believe that he would bring the movie down a bit as he is not nearly as good of an actor as Wahlberg is. Yet you never know.

I guess that I´m still not sold on The Rock´s acting, as most films he plays the lead character in, are not that good, largely due to him. Even the acting aside, physically I see Wahlberg being a better fit for a Transformers film, Dwayne is just too buff and we would most likely end up seeing him fight one of those damn things... a decepticon... most likely.
RetrospectRealm  +   947d ago
I see what you're saying. I too like Wahlberg more than I like Johnson. I guess we'll have to see what the role actually is to determine whether or not he would of fit the role.
seanpitt23  +   945d ago
The rock is a legend like Arnie. Everybody wants him in there film but he can only do so much and he sadly turns a lot down
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ps3_pwns  +   945d ago
walhberg does not make since in transformer 4 unless you want the transformer series to be even worse then what it is now lol. the rock freaking looks like a transformer he fits better for high powerd robots and mechs and guns then some short max payne wanna be lol.
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neoragex  +   945d ago
Thank god, he din't get it.
StarWarsFan  +   945d ago
I think what he turned it down for, Hercules, is a better fit for him. In Transformers, the robots are the stars. Hercules, on the other hand, could be the beginning of a franchise with him as the main star. Plus, he's already a part of other major franchises, Fast & Furious and G.I. Joe. I think something fresh was better for him rather than something already established at this point.
Empire X  +   945d ago
I like both stars but think there both bad choices for Transformers.
aDDicteD  +   944d ago
that was also my initial impression, both of them especially johnson has too much on screen presence that the film itself would be more of their movie rather than the transformers.
ps3_pwns  +   945d ago
you got to admit rock would be better though they can make him the human army guy who is a beast at taking down transformers and such and wants them all destroyed or something. also look how far the rock has come man he used to be just a wrestler and now he is a full blown actor. need to see him in a terminator movie.
aDDicteD  +   944d ago
i dont even know why michael bay is continuing the franchise as far as i remember megatron died already in the third and it could have been a good closure to the series. in connection to the article written i think it was better that wahlberg got the role even though he was 2nd choice but he might do it better slightly than the rock. although either way the movie might suck because its being forced to much.

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