Michael Bay and Megan Fox may have buried the hatchet in their longstanding feud (she likened him to Hitler; he fired her), but that doesn’t mean that she’ll be romping with robots anytime soon.
Bay delighted fanboys when he announced on his blog that he was bringing Megan “back into the family” with the role of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bestie April O’Neil in the upcoming reboot, which Bay is producing.
But that’s as far as their working relationship extends for now. We asked the director at the premiere of his new movie Pain & Gain if, now that the two have reunited, Fox would pop up in Transformers 4 and he was quick to tell us, “No.”
“Because it’s a totally different story,” Bay continued to explain. “It’s with Mark Wahlberg and his daughter.”
Though the movie does indeed take place “exactly four years after the war in Chicago” and will focus on new additions Wahlberg (whom Bay was inspired to reteam with after Pain & Gain) and Bates Motel actress Nicola Peltz, Josh Duhamel revealed that Bay was interested in having him return for a cameo.
“[Michael] said he wants to put me in it someplace,” Duhamel told The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t know if he was just saying that because he had me on the phone and he felt obligated or what…”
It seems, as far as cameos are concerned, though, there isn’t room for Bumblebee to ogle Fox’s Mikaela again, even for old times’ sake. Sorry, Bumblebee! (Original stars like Shia LaBeouf and Fox replacement Rosie Huntington-Whiteley are likewise not expected to return.)
“It’s the same [world],” Bay clarified, explaining that 4 will not be a complete reboot. “You have the three movies, but there’s a reason why there’s a new cast. And it’s explained very clearly when you see it, and it’s going to feel natural. So it’s not like we’re starting over or anything like that.”
Perhaps it’s best that Fox and Bay don’t retread old ground anyway. Here’s hoping the two fare better when it comes to mutant crime-fighting reptiles than they did with extraterrestrial robots sent to Earth to wreck a bunch of freeways.
“I love Shia to death,” said Megan Fox to Moviefone in Toronto over the weekend. “I love him unconditionally.” Those don’t sound like the words of someone who has been “hit hard,” as Fox said, by the principal players associated with ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ — the summer blockbuster that very famously didn’t feature the former franchise co-star. While Shia LaBeouf and Michael Bay piled on during the press rounds for ‘Transformers,’ Fox remained silent. That’s about to change.
I literally just walked out of ‘Friends With Kids.’ I haven’t had any time to write questions and I can’t even read my notes.
Like, what’s this word?
What would that even mean? Why would I write down “pun”?
Anyway … we’ll see how this goes.
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The verdict is in: 11-year-old boys prefer Megan Fox in short shorts battling shape-shifting alien robots to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
It’s been more than a week since the release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and while a smash, it’s still way behind Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The gorgeous wife of Brian Austin Green, nevertheless, didn’t help her cause by calling her director, Michael Bay, a “Nazi.”
The current movie has earned about $40 million less than the previous installment of the popular franchise during the same time period, according to wwtdd.com.
The Victoria’s Secret babe Huntington-Whiteley has never acted before, so she makes her brunette predecessor look like Cate Blanchett in comparison.
Laying all the blame on Huntington-Whiteley may be unfair, and Shia LaBeouf’s embarrassing actions while promoting Dark of the Moon didn’t help, but the film would have performed better with Fox in the role of Mikaela Banes.
Bay may be a dictator on the set, but his only choice was to replace Fox once Steven Spielberg said she had to go.
Even in Australia, the new Transformers is lagging. While it’s posted the tenth largest opening ever “down under,” Revenge of the Fallen remains fourth on the list.
Last year, when news broke that Megan Fox would no longer appear in the “Transformers” film franchise, the actress insisted it was because she had decided to “not to return.” But film director Michael Bay says it was her controversial comments that cost her the role that made her famous.
“You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, ‘fire her right now,’” the Daily Mail quoted Bay as saying.
Back in 2009, Fox infamously compared Bay to Hitler on set.
Fox was later replaced with Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Shia LaBeouf speaks out about his ex-onscreen-love interest, Megan Fox, and discusses how the on-set ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ vibe was different with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
In the aftermath of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen critical lashing and lackluster reaction from many fans (despite enormous commercial success), director Michael Bay was caught-up in a number of uncomfortable conversations. While the negative reaction to the infamous robot Twins, Skids and Mudflap continues to rage-on, the exit of Megan Fox, Bay’s leading lady (whose career the director essentially jump-started) was arguably the most awkward – and left a lot of uncertainty as to what affect the departure would have on Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Following the casting of Bay’s new Victoria’s Secret model-turned-leading lady, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and with the next Transformers film less than one month away, cast member Shia LaBeouf is discussing how Fox’s departure affected the Transformers: Dark of the Moon on-set vibe.
Speaking with Hero Complex, LaBeouf certainly indicates that Huntington-Whiteley improved the Transformers work environment, but it’s somewhat hard to tell whether or not either of the high-profile actresses (or potentially Bay himself) will take his comments as praise or a slight.
While the comment is obviously tongue-in-cheek, LaBeouf paints an uncomfortable picture of a Transformers shooting day – not to mention the potentially inflammatory description of Bay “filming women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality.” Obviously, LaBeouf is just calling it like he sees it, but it’s unwise to assume that Bay will just go ahead and take the assertion as a charming compliment. Similarly, LeBeouf seems to be, at some level, praising Fox for being an empowered leading lady – while at the same time undermining that strength by comparing her to a Spice Girl and asserting that, as a result, she was difficult to work with and incompatible with Bay’s approach to filmmaking.
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ROSIE Huntington-Whiteley has played down any rivalry between her and Transformers predecessor Megan Fox.
The sexy star of the blockbuster action franchise says she didn’t even know Megan was being axed when she auditioned for Transformers 3.
Rosie has now completed filming her role but says she is still sworn to secrecy about how she is to take over from Fox.