Megan Fox Fired From Transformers 3? Arterton to Replace?

It seems all the latest buzz is going around that despite fan pictures of Megan Fox on set near the Bumblebee Camero, she will NOT be optioned for the third Transformers film, and instead she will be written out of the script and Sam will be introduced to a new love interest.

Deadline Hollywood calls dibs on the Exclusive:

I’ve just learned that Paramount won’t be picking up Megan Fox’s option on Transformers 3 — and that it was “ultimately” director Michael Bay’s decision.

Right now Bay and writer Ehren Kruger et al are finishing up the script for the threequel and “giving Shia a new love interest makes more sense for the story,” an insider tells me. Bay will start casting immediately for the new female co-star.

And while I do enjoy staring at Megan Fox, and her sweaty “bend over the car engine” pose will forever be my Bo Derek Perfect Ten moment, I dont know that I will miss her in Transformers.

And I will miss her even less if the following news proves to be true. Gemma Arterton is in last minute negotiations to play the new love interest! The Wrapclaims insider information:

“Prince of Persia” star Gemma Arterton is the front-runner to replace Megan Fox in “Transformers 3,” TheWrap has learned.

An individual close to the casting process says the actress has already had discussions with Bay about the coveted role.

Now if you have been reading this blog, you will know that I have a massive celebrity crush on Gemma, having followed her career since the first St Trinians film (which predates her big Hollywood boom) and I could easily imagine her trumping Fox as the new love interest.

At least she would prove to be more interesting.

AICN is reporting a gaggle of pretty girls grasping for the gig too. Names mentioned include Zoe Saldana, Hayden Panetierre, Vanessa Hudgens, Amber Heard, Camilla Belle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ashley Greene, Julianne Hough, Jessica Lowndes, and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

All attractive girls, but again it would depend on the role and chemistry with LaBoeuf. Gemma can do no wrong in my eyes and I think she is hotter than any of the mentioned possible bidders.

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47 thoughts on “Megan Fox Fired From Transformers 3? Arterton to Replace?

  1. I liked Megan Fox she has gorgeous eyes and great presence, perhaps she will go on to more lead roles now because of the exposure. She is hot!

    1. I cant argue with the things you like about her, but she’s only really qualified to star in a poster. Shes all kinds of hot, but seriously can’t act.

      She’s been given a shot at lead and supporting roles because of her fame, but I dont see a lot of lead roles for her after those have run their course.

  2. i wonder how they will bump megan fox out in the movie? Maybe bumblebee steps on her. or they make her a sex slave to megatrons cronies.

    1. Why so violent?

      They will likely just say that Mikaela and Sam broke up. Move on with the story.

      Their relationship took up as much screen time as it needs to, and now with a new girl they can have the light romantic discovery subplot again. Sam would either have more drama with Mikaela, or it would be boring. So they are moving forward.

      Bee doesn’t need to step on anyone.

      1. They shouyld just get rid of the love interest all together. Have Mekela get killed in an explosion(off screen), and give Sam a reason for vengeance against the Decepticons. You know, give it a more darker feel.

  3. I say focus the film on the Transformers and not on Shia and lose the whole “love interest” angle. But it doesn’t really matter, I didn’t like the first one, didn’t see the second one, won’t see the third one.

    Okay, I’m going to watch Speed Racer now…

  4. You’re all worried about the actress choice, how about we worry about the story. How exactly do you write her out of the script?

    Sam: Gee, I know your way too good looking for me, and we saved the world anf fought off Megatron together twice, and managed to do it without dying, but uhh, well I think we should see other people no hard feelings right?

    Mikaila: Oh yeah, that’s cool, say goodbye to Bumblebee for me, I’ll just go back to being the lowly mechanic who gets on by the football guys

    Sam: Sounds great

    New Chick: Oh hey there, nice car, want to date?

    Sam: Sure, this plot is great!

  5. you are all complaining about her acting .. but seriously what do i need acting for in a film like transformers? the film is just eyecandy and if she is nothing more.. well i would say they make an excellent couple

  6. I recently saw that Mila Kunis is now in the list of actresses testing there hands with Transformers new female love interest.

    Mila Kunis is hands down the best name i’ve seen so far. She brings every bit of sex appeal Megan brought(an more) + Acting ability.

    I so hope Mila gets the role.

  7. I don’t like it merely from the standpoint of that now they have Dempsey, Malkovich, Alan Tudyk, Ken Jeong, Frances McDormand, and Jamie Kennedy as new characters to go along with also trying to introduce a new love interest. I mean, that screams “complete disaster” more than anything.

    I don’t expect Transformers 3 to be a good movie really, but I do expect it to at least be watchable and as hard as it may be to believe, Fox made it that much more bearable just by keeping another new character out of it.

    Not only that, but I fully expect Sam’s parents and annoying roommate to be in this as well…

  8. This whole thing could just be an elaborate rumor for bay’s misinformation campaign. Yes I know that means Meagan P.R. team would have to be in on it as well.

  9. Well, I cant say that she is a pivotal character so she can be replaced easy enough. I find the whole affair kind of shallow deciding to cut her at the last minute and all.

    There is probably more to the story than we know so it was probably for the best that she is being replaced. There are plenty of good looking ladies who can replace her and they dont have to be that great, what did she have like a dozen lines in the last movie?

    She was just there for eye candy anyhow.

  10. More on story, more on “visible” and “recognizable” G1 Autobots and Decepticons and less human characters , save for Shia Lebeouf of course for Transformers 3. I want the Dinobots , Ultra Magnus, the G1 Soundwave ejecting his minions , especially Laserbeak. I don’t want the Soundwave “satellite” floating in space. I want him going toe to toe with the Autobots in battle.

  11. Hmmm..Not too surprising with the comments made by Megan Fox in the past. Despite putting comments like that aside the relationship on set wasn’t going to change.

    I actually am very please with Fox’s performances in her movies, with the exception of the lame Jennifer’s body film. I think she plays what she’s meant to play well(Nearly unrivaled eyecandy).

    Now as for the Gorgeous bunch of replacements lining up for There chance to be in the Transformers i would have to go with Amber Heard or Hayden Panetierre. Now the role is close to being given to Arteton(who is…Meh to me after clash) who has already read for the role. 2nd to her are Models like Bar Rafaeli, and Miranda Kerr(<– i really wouldn't mid her).

    Also who gives up a chick who's seen with u through 2 near death experiences?

  12. Zoe Saldana doesn’t need the Transformers gig. She has the 2.8 billion grossing “Avatar” on her belt already. I’m for Emmanuelle Chriqui though :) She’s absolutely gorgeous.

    1. You make it sound like Saldana would get a cut of that money? She got paid to be in the film and thats where the money stops. She needs to keep working or she will fade away and stop being a star.

      Does she “need” Transformers? No. But she does need another movie. They all do. That’s why they are actors.

  13. Yay! Megan fox is annoying and slutty…

    Though I do know a lot of guys who watch the films just because of her. so is it a good decision from a ticketing sales perspective?

    Gemma will be good if Michael Bay doesn’t make her layer up with make up and wear basically nothing.

    1. Check the box office for Jennifers Body – there aren’t enough guys that will watch a movie just for her to justify the things she has said in the media.

    1. agree, zoe saldana is hot, but she has such strong personality, attitude and this no nonsense kickass type of girl, and eventually will steal the thunder away from Shia, i don’t see how their chemistry could work on this one.

  14. BYE BYE!

    Keep it real. This girl cannot act. Throw a rock in LA and you’ll hit a hot chick who could do a better job than her. Hell, the Aussie chick from the first movie was Oscar-worthy compared to Megan Fox. With this news, Jonah Hex apparently being a piece of shit, and Jennifer’s Body tanking, her 15 minutes are twidling fast. She’s been exposed. We know she can’t act or open a film. What guy is going to pay money to whack it to her when they can do it at home for free?

    Never thought I’d ever say this, but way to go Michael Bay!

  15. So theyre gong to replace Megan Fox with the exact type of actress Megan Fox was? Untalented and hot*

    The chick from Clash of the Titans and Prince of Persia is cool, but did you see the rest of the list? ug. whats the point, if youre just going to give him ANOTHER “hot girl with nerd” relationship.

    The excuse used to be “He has an alien car as a pet, and shes not shallow, THATS why shes going out with him.”
    But one nerd to score TWO hotties is impossible. No more excuses. Hes out of luck.
    “oh no, he loses Megan Fox, but then he bumps into Ashley Greene and bands her too”

    *I never found her to be ANYTHING more then average.

  16. The BIG question is, is this a good thing…or a bad one?

    I wouldn’t mind Gemma either (despite that idiotic Clash) but one name on the short list grabbed me: Zoe Saldana. The only downside to it is that she’s smoking hot..and I don’t just mean in the looks and legs department.
    Star Trek. Avatar. Getting her would be a coup.

    But I don’t think they will. See, I think…well I think they will keep it on an irritating borderline dum-dum level (hey, they are keeping the frakin’ Twins-not a good sign)

    But my fears are on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
    Just you watch.

    1. Even if she can’t act, would it really be any different than Fox? All she has to do is dress skimpy, run from explosions, and not call the director Hitler.

      1. The answer is probably not.
        Also note this **action** was predictable for those reasons.

        Yes, folks…it looks like they are going for someone cheaper, with just the same amount of cleavage and acting talent. Only here, it is less talent than Fox.

      2. Arterton is hot right now. I imagine she might cost the same if not more than Fox.

        And I do hope you are not suggesting Arterton is a worse actress than Fox, and that your statement just suggests they would hire another eyecandy bimbo for the role.

  17. I just wish there was some reason why. If it was due to the things that she had said, you would think they’d have dropped her long ago, not when filming is already beginning. Still, I guess I could settle for Arterton.

  18. Well if they aren’t keeping her in the franchise they should have just dumped her after the first movie! This isn’t bad news (that she’s gone, I’m fine with that) but it makes me mad that they could have opened up the screenplay in Transformers 2 a bit more instead of trying to cram her into it somehow. In the 2nd movie there was absolutely no reason for her. Other than looking at her burns your retinas a little bit.

    You might think she was only eyecandy in the first one too, but she was actually partly why the movie had such a great summer blockbuster feel. And she actually was a motivating factor for Sam’s character. I mean, that’s why he wanted a car in the first place, to get the girl! Then that car happened to be a transformer. Anyway, I liked her in the first one. Man I love that movie.

    Anyway, Gemma is fine with me, wow her career has taken off. I know she makes a hot redhead and a hot brunette, make her a Blonde in this one!

  19. I personally would prefer Hayden Panetierre over Gemma Arterton, I just really didn’t like her in Clash of the Titans and in Prince of Persia she seems to have the same obnoxious voice.

      1. I actually WOULD prefer Skittles over lobster… My favorite candy over seafood (which i can;t stand?)… i will take that every time.

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