No one knows for sure, but most seem to have assumed that Megan Fox is off Transformers 3 for calling Michael Bay a Nazi and generally turning her nose up at the whole Transformers franchise. The Wrap however has a different theory and though it seems kind of hard to swallow, they claim she left because Michael Bay thinks she
Soon after Megan Fox confirms her departure from “Transformers” film franchise, names of stars who could replace her have been thrown. TheWrap reports that Gemma Arterton is currently in competition with models Bar Refaeli, Miranda Kerr and Brooklyn Decker to take the role of the new female lead in “Transformers 3”.
An individual close to the casting process says the “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time” actress has already had discussions with Michael Bay about the coveted role. Refaeli and Kerr also have reportedly read for casting director, while Decker has the most substantial acting career of the three models. However, TheWrap claims Arterton is still the top choice for the movie helmer and Paramount Pictures.
Another site Ain’t It Cool News (AICN) also comes out with another list of possible new “Transformers 3” beauty. According to their source, Zoe Saldana (“Avatar”), Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”), Camilla Belle (“10,000 B.C.”), Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) and Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”) are being considered to replace Megan Fox.
The competition reportedly also involves some less notable stars such as Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”), Jessica Lowndes (“90210”), Amber Heard (“Zombieland”), Julianne Hough (“Footloose”) as well as English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Since Megan Fox quit “Transformers 3”, Michael Bay, writer Ehren Kruger and Paramount Pictures reportedly plan to take the story “in another direction”. The director is said to find Sam Witwicky’s new love interest that “makes more sense for the story.”
Shia LaBeouf is still on board to reprise his role as the owner of Bumblebee, joined by Josh Duhamel who will return as Major Lennox. Production of the film has begun earlier this month, while the movie is set to open wide in U.S. cinemas on July 1, 2011.
Our exclusive NPD data shows Transformers has taken the number one property spot for July. Following the release of the Revenge of the Fallen movie, the property has knocked the ubiquitous Ben 10 from its top spot for the first time in five months. Another newcomer to the top five property list was Little Tikes.
The outdoor toy brand was boosted in part by a warmer summer and by the launch of the 30th anniversary version of the iconic Cosy Coupe car. The top five properties for July are:
- Ben 10
- Little Tikes
- Thomas and Friends
- Star Wars
Another movie launch made news in July’s data as the launch of the latest Harry Potter film.
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince helped the property gain the best progression title as the famous wizard leapt from 199th position to a respectable 60th place.
Also racing up the charts was Aardman’s new pre-school property, Timmy Time, which rose from number 280 to number 75. The product making the best progress in July was the Fisher-Price Rainforest Melodies and Lights Gym from Mattel which moved up from 518th place to an impressive 25th place.
In case you guys missed our news post talking about IDW Publishing's Transformers Comics For March 2009, our sister-site CNI gave us our first look of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Prequel: Alliance #4 cover.
Megan Fox have broken off her engagement to former Beverley Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green. She turned up at the MTV Movie Awards without fiancè Brian Austin Green and without her engagement ring. In fact, the Transformers babe hasn’t been spotted with the ring for months, sparking rumors that she and the onetime Beverly Hills 90210 star are on the outs.
Defamer.com is reporting that an extra was thrown off the set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for "conduct detrimental to the blockbuster". Reginald Brown, a regular contributor to Transformers producer Don Murphy's dysfunctional message boards, had nabbed the plum role of "Man Eating Hamburger" in one of the film's action sequences.