Mark Wahlberg joins Transformers 4, official logo released

A couple of days ago Michael Bay took a moment to thank internet reporters for planting a seed in his mind after it was rumoured that Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, Ted) was in line to join the cast of Transformers 4, and now Paramount Pictures has confirmed that the filmmaker will indeed reunite with his Pain and Gain star in the upcoming sequel.

“Mark is awesome,” said Bay, who will shoot the fourth instalment of the blockbuster franchise next spring. “We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy.”

As well as announcing Wahlberg’s casting, the studio has also released the official logo for Transformers 4. Surprisingly, they haven’t gone for Trans4mers (well, not yet, at least):

Transformers 4 is currently scheduled for release on June 27th, 2014.