Mark Wahlberg revealed details about the upcoming fourth Transformers film from director Michael Bay, Transformers: Age of Extinction.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Plot Details

In the newest installment of the Transformers franchise, leading man Shia LaBeouf is replaced by Wahlberg as the main hero who fights alongside the alien robots. Wahlberg plays Cade Yeager, an inventor, who finds a buried Transformer, opening up a can of worms that leaves him struggling to protect his teenage daughter and her secret boyfriend. Transformers: Age of Extinction, which has been described as a stand-alone film almost separate from the rest of the series, picks up after Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, and the Transformers have not been seen or heard of since the destruction of Chicago in the big Autobot vs. Decepticon battle.

Many Transformers fans are looking forward to the upcoming film as it is set to feature the Dinobots, alien robots that can take the shape of dinosaurs. When asked about the Dinobots in an interview in September, 2013, Wahlberg played it close to the vest, joking that he could be fired from the film if he revealed any plot secrets.

Wahlberg says that it was the character of Cade Yeager that drew him to the film, not the action sequences.

“I think the emotional core of it, the human element, is going to be extremely powerful. It’s an ordinary man trying to do extraordinary things to save his daughter and keep her alive – and this boyfriend he didn’t know anything about. He’d had a child when he was in high school and his wife passed away, and the promise he’d made to her was that she wouldn’t date any boys until she graduated and that she’d be at the graduation; because we weren’t due to the pregnancy. So there’s an anchor to it and a realness to it that I like a lot,” Wahlberg recently said.

Wahlberg To Play Single Father In 'Transformers'

Wahlberg previously admitted that he took the role without reading a script after having a conversation with Bay, who directed Wahlberg in last year’s Pain & Gain (2013). The idea of playing a father to a teenage daughter was particularly appealing to Wahlberg, who has two young daughters of his own.

“The idea of playing a dad to a teenage girl – those are issues I’ll be having to deal with sooner rather than later, whether I like it or not,” Wahlberg told Yahoo during production.

Transformers: Age of Extinction also stars Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor. The film is set for release June 27, 2014.

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