Did the Internet just land Mark Wahlberg that Transformers gig?

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Jul 4, 2015, 2:09 PM EDT

A couple of weeks ago we heard whispers that Michael Bay's next Transformers flick could star Mark Wahlberg, a rumor that Bay himself promptly quashed. But now it seems Bay might be reconsidering, and we really could be headed for a Marky Mark-headlined Transformers 4 thanks to ... well, you people.

The initial rumor that Bay and Wahlberg could be teaming for the next Autobots vs. Decepticons showdown seemed to be a misunderstanding of actual news, as Bay did confirm that he and Wahlberg were doing a different project together. But now it seems that their previous work may be inspiring a future collaboration of the Transformers kind.

Here's what Bay had to say on his blog:

"I squashed a rumor that was on the internet last week. It was about Mark Walhberg. Mark was rumored to be staring in Transformers 4. We are working on another movie together, not T4. I had such a great time working with Mark on Pain and Gain, and he gave such a great performance - well let's say that very internet chatter gave me some ideas. We are at the inception of our story process right now on T4. Let's say some ideas are gaining traction with me and my writer - so I'm here to say thanks internet chatter."

So it would seem Bay has reconsidered ruling out Wahlberg for his next alien robot superblockbuster, thanks (at least in part) to all you guys out there who wouldn't stop spreading and discussing the rumor (and hey, we'll take some of the credit for that too). The question now is whether we really want a Wahlberg Transformers flick, since it's a little closer to really happening.

So, how about it? Is Bay heading in the right direction?

(Via IndieWire)