This is going to be one hell of a summer for geeks, especially considering we’ve got Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Godzilla coming up. In fact, Mark Wahlberg is so excited to be part of Transformers, he’s already proclaimed it will be “the biggest movie of 2014.”
Paramount just showcased its summer line-up at the CinemaCon convention, and as Variety reports, Wahlberg told the audience that this is indeed a stand-alone film from the rest of the series. The trailers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the reboot of Hercules were also shown at the event.
As the Hollywood Reporter tells us, the Ninja Turtles trailer included the tagline “Heroes are not born – they’re created,” and that the trailer shows “the CG-created heroes (who are very, very large) sliding down snow-covered mountains and trying not to scare off Megan Fox.” According to MTV, who saw the trailer, the origin of the Turtles has changed as well, and it’s much different than the original story. (Apparently they’ve been created by Shredder this time.)
As for Transformers, a Paramount executive told the audience that director Michael Bay “is committed to making sure young audiences have a reason to flock back to your theaters.” Wahlberg added that this sequel will be “bigger and better than the other three combined,” and that “the only place that Michael Bay’s movies should be seen is in the theaters.”