Megan Fox Leaves Transformers 3
Deadline reports that despite being on set to shoot the pre-visualisation footage, she won’t be in the final version of the movie. Quite why she’d be doing such a thing only to have her contract revoked is a bit of mystery, so it seems she’s either walked out on the production or Michael Bay fired her.
It’s no secret that the pair have had a bit of a stormy working relationship – Megan Fox referred to Michael Bay as “a tyrant” at last year’s Transformers 2 press conference and Bay has shot back with a quip about Fox returning to the franchise with the caveat that she get sick.
It’s of course possible that this is all a big joke, since Bay categorically stated that Megatron would not be in Transformers 2 (and there he was like a big metal gorilla) but an insider said, “Giving Shia a new love interest makes more sense for the story.” Not sure what’s more shocking about that statement, that Shia would want someone else or that Transformers 3 will have a “story”.
The Wrap have reported that the front runner as a replacement is current Hollywood love interest flavour of the month, Gemma Arterton who’s been doing the rounds a bit lately (Quantum Of Solace, Clash Of The Titans, Prince Of Persia). Bar Rafaeli, Miranda Kerr and Brooklyn Decker are also all said to be in the running.