Megan Fox exits Transformers 3
Jumped or pushed? You decide
Fans of Michael Bay's Transformers will have do without the charms of Megan Fox for the franchise's third outing, since the 24-year-old actress has either been dumped or has declined to participate, depending on whose side you prefer to take.
Some reports suggest Fox was given her marching orders following a series of personal attacks on Bay, including one in Wonderland Magazine last year in which she said: "He's like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is."
Michael, this is Megan. How's the invasion of Poland going?
Fox, though, has insisted the decision was hers. A representative declared: "Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3. It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best."
Transformers 3 is slated for release in July 2011. Expect Razzies, and plenty of 'em. ®
Fox has said the Transformers films are "not about acting". Just as well, eh?
1. Transformers was originally a cartoon made to sell toys.
2. The animated movie was a continuation thereof.
3. The newer cartoons were made to sell the newer Transformers toys to a new generation.
4. Michael Bay's Transformers movies are pretty much a marketing tool for even newer toys to an even newer generation.
5. So the fuck what?
6. It's a popcorn movie about giant fucking robots, a slack-jawed teenager and his sexy trailerpark trash girlfriend - stop making out they destroyed a Dostoevsky novel by putting Paris Hilton and Ryan Seacrest in it.
A fatal blow
Fox is simply irreplaceable, unless by some miracle they trawl the cheap diners and discount clothing stores of Los Angeles to find another unknown skanky looking foul tempered egotistical tramp with bouncy funbags who can't act but will do anything - and I mean anything - for her big break.
Uh, I'm sorry but I don't recall her being in the only Transformers movie since she wasn't even born when it was being made. ;)
Those Michael Bay efforts? That's not Transformers, hell even the Go-Bots are embarassed about those things!
@ Chris Thomas Alpha
Erm, the Michael Bay films are NOTHING like the cartoon. The original plot was totally keel-hauled, the "all spark" is an absolute farce. The focus of the film is on the humans and their interations where as the focus of the cartoons was on the Transformers themselves, the humans were merely set pieces and part of the furniture for the most part. A plot device at best, namely something Megatron could use to manipulate the Autobots.
I have had to look at the Bay films as a totally different franchise completely dis-associated from "Transformers" as possible to derive any real enjoyment from the films. I spend most of the first film praying a Decepticon would just rip off Sam's head and have done with it.
Their handling of the "Matrix of Leadership" in the second film was attrocious. The Matrix or "Creation Matrix" to give it it's real name was the life essense of Primus the God of the Transformers, who's body formed Cybertron. It was used to give life to new Transformers and to act as a weapon should Unicron (Primus' enemy, a dark God and sort-of brother) return.
I guess having religon, Gods and powers for light/dark in the redux was too much for the modern world to accept so they instead went down the path of the "all spark" which pretty much destroyed the plot for me. Oh and killing off Jazz.....what was Bay THINKING!!!?!! Jazz was one of the most iconic autobots of the series, why not kill off bumblebee hell he died at least twice in the Marvel comic book line of the 80s anyway.
Who keeps stumping up the cash?
These films are like a litmus test of the public's stupidity.
They release one every so often to find out just how large the gullible portion of the population is that will likely buy iPads and Nintendo Wiis.
Unfortunately, the test keeps showing that there is a ready supply of rabid consumers willing to shell out for something that has a sufficiently large marketing budget.
I weep for the future of mankind, I truly weep.