Last September, Megan Fox compared director Michael Bay to Hitler and Napoleon. Everyone scratched their heads wondering why she’d kill her career in the franchise that made her famous. Later on, Fox and Bay seemed to have made up. But wait.
Bay might still have some hard feelings as Deadline Hollywood reports Paramount won’t pick up Megan Fox’s option on Transformers 3 and that it was ultimately director Michael Bay’s decision.
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. (So he gets his revenge for her remark comparing him to “Hitler”.) 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.
Whatever. It doesn’t matter anymore. Megan Fox is already a big enough star now. A third Transformers would have made her a truckload of money but wouldn’t have boosted her fame much more. It’s almost a win-win because if Transformers 3 is anything like Transformers 2, you can bet it’ll continue the tradition of being one of the dumbest blockbusters of the year. Also, I have no doubt that any other aspiring actress can fulfill Michael Bay’s role of “chick bending over on bike” just as well.
Update: I don’t know why I said bicycle.