It appears as if Mark Wahlberg is ruling out coming back for the sequel to Transformers: The Last Knight.
Wahlberg helped reinvent the franchise after the departure of original cast members Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf, and reprises his role as tough guy inventor Cade Yeager for the latest sequel.
The Last Knight has already been confirmed to be the final instalment with Michael Bay as director, and now it seems as if Wahlberg will be following him out the door.
Chatting about the future of the franchise on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (June 16), Wahlberg revealed: “It’s the last one so I get my life back!”
While The Last Knight may turn out to be “the last one” for Wahlberg, the franchise itself already has Transformers 6 and a Bumblebee spin-off in the pipeline for the future.
There’s a good chance that The Last Knight will plant seeds for the 1980s-set Bumblebee prequel, since its plot hinges on the Autobot joining forces with Cade against a renegade Optimus Prime.
Wahlberg also told Graham Norton in his interview on Friday that he spent “five months” getting in prime physical condition for The Last Knight, only to be saddled with a haircut that he absolutely hated.
“The long hair is the worst thing ever,” he joked. “I look like my mum in the ’70s – it’s just really bad!”
Wahlberg’s luscious locks will be on full display when Transformers: The Last Knight is released in US cinemas on June 21 and UK cinemas on June 22.
The Graham Norton Show continues next Friday night (June 23) at 10.35pm on BBC One with special guests Dame Judi Dench, Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Jamie Foxx and music from HAIM.
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