Comparing a director to Hitler probably isn’t the best way to get back into his next picture. Deadline is reporting that Paramount has decided not to pick up Megan Fox’s option to appear in Transformers 3, a decision that the studio says was “ultimately” up to director Michael Bay. An insider says that “giving Shia a new love interest makes more sense for the story.” And we all know how much Michael Bay cares about story.
Fox and Bay began their feud last summer where, among other comments, she compared Bay to Hitler and Napoleon, and he said she had a lot of growing up to do (said the man whose last movie had giant robot testicles and racist caricatures). It seemed like the two had patched things up and there were no recent rumblings of dropping the actress. As recently as two weeks ago, there were photos of her on the set standing next to Bumbleebee. It’s possible that Fox wanted to be let go. As recently as this week she was blaming the director for demanding a regimen of almost non-stop tanning. I would ask who will replace her, but does anyone honestly care? Transformers has never been about the human characters.
Fox will next be seen this summer in Jonah Hex. Transformers 3 hits theaters on July 1, 2011.