“My four year old screamed ‘s***!’”: Mark Wahlberg Won’t Let His Kids Watch Transformers after Replacing Shia LaBeouf as the Face of $5.2B Franchise

Mark Wahlberg does not let his kids watch the 2014 film Transformers.

"My four year old screamed ‘s***!’": Mark Wahlberg Won't Let His Kids Watch Transformers after Replacing Shia LaBeouf as the Face of $5.2B Franchise

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  • Mark Wahlberg chose to do Transformers because of his kids, as he believed that these films would potentially capture his children's interest.
  • However, the actor had to reconsider the idea of introducing his children to the films during their formative years.
  • Wahlberg kept the films away from his kids due to the concern of them being exposed to inappropriate language.
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Following Shia LaBeouf’s departure from the Transformers franchise, Mark Wahlberg assumed the lead role in the sci-fi action series, appearing in two films within the franchise. The actor has shared that the reason he chose to do the movies was because of his kids, as he believed that these films would be less adult-oriented compared to his other projects, and would potentially capture his children’s interest.

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Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction
Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction

However, the actor had to reconsider the idea of introducing his children to the films during their formative years due to the concern of them being exposed to inappropriate language.

Mark Wahlberg Did Not Want His Kids to Watch Transformers Films

The Transformers franchise is widely regarded as a children’s franchise due to its origins as a line of toys aimed at younger audiences, first introduced by Hasbro in the 1980s. Mark Wahlberg, who joined the live-action franchise with the 2014 film, has also expressed how the movie resonated with his own childhood experiences.

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Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: Age of Extinction
Transformers: Age of Extinction

“It’s as much fun as you can ever imagine,” he said during an interview. However, despite his initial enthusiasm, Wahlberg soon realized that exposing his children to the Transformers films might not be ideal. In an interview, the actor recalled an incident that prompted his realization. As per Contact Music, he shared,

“My four year old screamed ‘s***!’ the other day, when his brother knocked the football out of his hand—I almost laughed, but thankfully I was able to hold it in…I said, ‘Where did you hear that kind of language?’ and he looked up at me and said, ‘Transformers.'” 

Mark Wahlberg in The Last Knight
Mark Wahlberg in Transformers: The Last Knight

It led the actor to take away the Transformers’ DVDs from their room. “So they’ve been taken away now,” he said. However, he also expressed his desire for his children to watch the 2014 film Age of Extinction, sharing that it was the first time his kids had shown genuine interest in one of his movies.

Mark Wahlberg Explains How His Transformers Films Were Different From Shia LaBeouf’s

Mark Wahlberg has also shared how his Transformers films are different from those featuring Shia LaBeouf. “It was a tighter script, and its own stand-alone thing,” he said during an interview with Daily Beast. The actor further highlighted the powerful narrative revolving around an ordinary man striving to accomplish extraordinary feats to safeguard his daughter’s life.

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Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager
Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager

“So there’s an anchor to it and a realness to it that I like a lot,” he shared. Wahlberg portrayed the role of Cade Yeager in the Transformers franchise, a single father and struggling inventor who allies with the Autobots and starred in two films, Age of Extinction and The Last Knight.

Despite his involvement in the franchise, the likelihood of Wahlberg returning has diminished as the series delves into spin-offs and prequels like Bumblebee and Rise of the Beasts. It is poised to continue with its eighth installment, Transformers One, scheduled for release on September 13, 2024.

Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight are available to stream on Paramount+.

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.