Mark Wahlberg has been confirmed as Shia LeBeouf's replacement in Michael Bay's battling robots franchise Transformers.
“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him," said Bay.
"An actor of his calibre is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy."
LeBeouf was apparently ready to appear in the fourth movie but allegedly demanded a $3m rise from the $15m pay cheque he landed for Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Transformers 4 - which is due to begin filming in spring next year - will be expected to repeat the box office success of a franchise which has earned more than $2.6bn worldwide.