Mark Wahlberg, star of the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction, is promising the fourth installment of the Michael Bay-directed franchise will be a huge hit.
"Michael promised me it would be a very different, stand-alone movie, which it absolutely is," said Wahlberg. "It is bigger and better than the other three (films) combined. This will be the biggest movie of 2014."
In the action film, Wahlberg, who reteams with Bay after last year's Pain and Gain, plays Cade Yeager, an automobile mechanic who discovers a rundown truck, which is really a transformer. Soon, he's the target of Autobots, Decepticons and the government.
With a series of Transformers films, which featured a consistent cast including Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel and Tyrese Gibson, Wahlberg admitted he's feeling the pressure of stepping into the shoes of the other actors.
But he says he "had to jump at the opportunity because I really feel like it is probably the most iconic franchise in movie history."
Transformers: Age of Extinction is due June 27.
In picture: Optimus Prime
Text and images: AP