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Wahlberg: ‘Transformers 4’ is ‘bigger and better’ than previous three combined

Actor Mark Wahlberg speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2014 Off and Running: Opening Night Studio Presentation from Paramount Pictures at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon 2014 on March 24, 2014 in Las Vegas.
Photo by Michael Buckner

Transformers: Age of Extinction star Mark Wahlberg thinks that not only will the fourth installment of the popular sci-fi action franchise be a hit, but it is “bigger and better” than the previous three flicks before it, according to a report today from the Associated Press.

Speaking at the annual movie-theater convention CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Wahlberg said Transformers: Age of Extinction director Michael Bay had made assurances that this latest flick in the franchise would stand out from the previous three.

"For moviegoers all over the world, I guarantee this will take it up a notch," Wahlberg said.

A departure from the trio of prequels starring Shia LaBeouf and featuring the same cast of Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and others from movie to movie, Wahlberg portrays the main protagonist named Cade Yeager, an auto mechanic who discovers a Transformer in the form of a rundown truck.

"Michael promised me it would be a very different, stand-alone movie, which it absolutely is," Wahlberg said. "It is bigger and better than the other three (films) combined. This will be the biggest movie of 2014."

Wahlberg, who worked with Bay in last year’s release Pain and Gain, said he jumped at the opportunity to play a part what he called “probably the most iconic franchise in movie history.