Mark Wahlberg Replaces Shia LaBeouf in 'Transformers 4' & We're Stoked!

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Mark Wahlberg & Shia LabeoufAfter Ted, I have a whole new appreciation for Mark Wahlberg. Looks like the star is about to take on a whole different, more action-packed type of project. Get this: Mark will be replacing Shia LaBeouf in the next Transformers movie. Confirmed by the film's director Michael Bay, this is ... interesting. I mean, Mark's replacing someone that's 15 years younger than him. Talk about a whole different angle, eh?

It's not very common for a movie series to just up and replace the main characters. Can you imagine Twilight without RPattz or Harry Potter without Daniel Radcliffe? Yeah, me neither. But this swap feels right for a whole slew of reasons. Primarily, Shia officially skeeves me out.

You can't tell me that the whole having REAL sex on camera thing didn't make you grossed out, too. Oh, and finding out he'd REALLY be dropping acid for the same role? Last time I checked, that's not acting, that's just being creepy and getting filmed in the process.

Nevertheless, the show must go on and that's where Wahlberg comes in. There was just no point in putting a halt to the successful movie franchise because the main character's a dud. Especially considering the last Transformers installment was the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time and made over a billion dollars worldwide! Wowza.

Plain and simple: Wahlberg is a MUCH bigger name. He can definitely bring in some money for the Transformers name, and, well, as far as I know, he hasn't done REAL drugs for a movie role, and that makes him a gem in my book. Plus, the guy doesn't look half bad with his shirt off. Bring on the stunts!  

Do you think Mark Wahlberg is right for the part?

 

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Aeris... AerisKate

I don't know, but it will be a nice change.  I liked Shia so much better when he was on Even Stevens. It's almost like that role was too goody goody for him and he had to do all of this weird stuff to break ties with it.  I wonder if he has become so weird that producers/directors will stop casting him. 

stara... starandseen

Mark Wahlberg? I guess. I saw the first two and they were bad. I did not even know there was a third one, now fourth. I will not be watching this one.

leona24 leona24

Mark Wahlberg is alright, but without Shia its not even worth it. I won't be watching it.

Reepi... Reepicheep.CSL

I won't even bother to watch this movie without Shia. I loved him in these movies. I like Mark, but this role isn't for him.

Misty... Misty.Dawn

idk if hes right for the role...im sure he would do a good job. But the movie isnt the same without Shia.

piano... pianomom21

I won't be watching! I hate it when movie series or sequels don't have the same actors. It ruins the movie, in my opinion. I'm really disappointed! I loved watching each new transformers movie with my son.

Mrscj... Mrscjones

I watched every movie my son's obsess lol. But with Shia they have to change the whole theme of the movie. Still have to watch it like I said my son's obsess.

nonmember avatar Stephen

Wahlberg is not a bigger name than Labeouf!!! Shia is better actor... to me.. and collectively whose movies gave grossed more?? i would say Shia's...

nonmember avatar Alex

WHAT??!! AGAIN?? first Megan Fox - well...she did something.. But Shia?? Come on Micheal!! Thrust me this will make the fans angry and besides..
-Shia is a really really great actor
-He has been on the francise since like the first Transformer
-He is great, Good looking
-He is funny
Besides since he appeared in the first movie, he is the main star and if he just walk away, i am sure the fans won't understand what is going on anymore...

nonmember avatar chrystal routin

Who cares if he had sex or did drugs, he did great in all the transformers. I hate when they change the characters in movies. Like Megan Fox, she would never cheat and then they made that the cover up. Which I understand her being taken out because of how she talked about the movie, but to take shia out is crazy! He plays a great character in this movie and to put wahlberg in!? I don't believe he will fit

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