Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Whitely New Frontrunner for Fox's Replacement

Short list: Whiteley, Wright, DeckerFirst AICN, then Geekweek, and now the UK Sun and Deadline are all reporting that professional model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the front runner to replace Megan Fox in Transformers 3 as the love interest for the Sam Witwicky character.

The Sun reports, "The British Victoria's Secret model, 23, has been offered the role in the sequel - after Megan sensationally quit the franchise last week." Meanwhile, Deadline is reporting she is the top name of a short list of three names that includes Sarah Wright and model Brooklyn Decker. Apparently Michael Bay's goal is "to launch a fresh face". He has another week to make a final decision as the chosen actress is not scheduled to shoot scenes with Shia LaBeouf for another two weeks.

If four different sites indicating Rosie’s casting isn’t enough, here is my tidbit to add fuel to the fire. A source informed me yesterday that she has already been added to the cast insurance program which is usually reserved for lead roles and supporting characters whose roles are key enough to production that their loss (say death) could cause a significant expense for the film.

Of the three choices, my preference would be Sarah Wright. Partly because she is hot, partly because she has acting experience and partly because I just "buy" her more as a potential girlfriend for Sam then a supermodel. As the casting of Fox had proven, Sam's life is a large part of geek fantasy fulfillment (gets the car, the girl, saves the world, etc) and I guess the casting of a model does continue the trend. Too bad, Bay could have cast Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski and made it 3 for 3 in casting hot blonde Australian women for roles in his films.

The news does seem to negate the news that Fox quit (or fired) over weight issues since the short list, at least going by a quick Google image search, do not exactly strike me as doing a credible job of avoiding the too thin look that Fox was accused of having.


  1. can i say a big lol... fox fired for weight and they take a models

    no sorry that suck litteraly

  2. Michael Bay is out of control. He has killed the franchise already with this mess. Steven Spielberg should fire him immediately and save the franchise.
    Transformers3 is going to have all characters and plot broken up to death. Sam and Mikaela are the Spike and Carly from the G1 and comics, they get married and have a kid Daniel that becomes an Headmaster fighting Decepticons helping Autobots.
    Now Michael Bay destroyed everything. Sam Witwicky has no purpose without Mikaela Banes and only Megan Fox can play Mikaela Banes.

  3. errr ok dude calm down I'm pretty sure Sam Witwicky has a purpose without her, just means we haven't as a population of males with the hormones of teenagers, got anything decent to stare at.....obviously apart from the robot carnage.....still living with your parents in the basement are we?

  4. i will miss sam and mikaela

  5. Optimas Prime Deception5/25/2010 5:19 PM

    I got news from a inside source that Megan Fox quitting the franchise is a strategic marketing plan to create talk and speculation around the movie. Megan Fox is still part of the Transformers 3 production and she does have a major part, as a matter of fact the other girls mentioned also have parts in the movie.

    I'm not sure if all of them have roles, but I can assure you at least of one them will be added to the roster.

    Transformers 3 staff has been planning this for a long time.

    No worries on Megan Fox, as weeks arrive, you will see pictures of Fox dressed up in Brittney Spears type rehab clothing, you know...trench coat and shades.

    Remember you heard this information first from Optimas Prime Deception.

  6. @Optimas Prime Deception: too bad that won't happen. Millions of either disappointed or soon to be disappointed people would love for that to be the truth and having Bay,Spielberg and Paramount so clever to trick the press and fans worldwide that way but unfortunately it's not going to happen.
    Trust me, tons of people really want your fantasy to be the truth... but either you just invented it yourself or you got wrong info.
    Michael Bay is just at fault and Transformers3 is going to have main characters and plot hole so big that even the best CGI and action scenes and a dark plot full of gore and bloodbath won't save it.

  7. @Optimas Prime Deception: As much as I wish this were true, I don't think I'll get my hopes up.

  8. I don't know if anyone has noticed but there are trailers for a movie called Jonah Hex and Megan Fox is in that movie!!! Maybe she LEFT Transformers 3 for Jonah Hex! Who knows...

  9. Martinus Prime5/25/2010 7:43 PM

    @Optimas Prime Decepticon:
    I hope you're right! We'll have to wait and see.
    But I also, am still hoping and guessing this is a major strategic marketing misleading campaign of Bay, and that everybody is a part of it, Paramount, Tyrese , everybody.
    I hope to see an interview with Tyrese when the movie is out, that he says: We had all a ya fooled, didn't we!

  10. Actresses like Camilla Belle or Jesica Stroup is the right choice, no stupid models.

  11. Michael Bay is a F***ing moron and unprofessional.

  12. Fox,don't let the door hit ya in the azz.

  13. model?????wtfffffffffffffffff

    come back megan

  14. I prefer Megan Fox.

  15. noooooo...
    wuts with that face of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
    Looks abit mess up!

  16. @Optimas Prime Deception: http://www.realbollywood.com/news/2010/05/megan-fox-keen-land-pirates-caribbean-role.html
    Megan Fox keen to land Pirates of the Caribbean role

    May 26th, 2010

    The insider added: “She would play a mermaid who charms Captain Jack but she has a dark motive.”

    Also, teaming up with Depp is something Megan has always dreamt of.

    “Megan has always loved Johnny and is desperate to work with him. She’s grateful to Transformers for making her name but she’s ready to move on to better and bigger things,” said the snitch. (ANI)

    And so it seems that is over.
    Transformers3 is going to suck. Megan Fox will not be in it.
    There is no clever marketing trick created by Bay, Spielberg and Paramount going on here.
    It's just how much Bay, Spielberg and Paramount don't have a clue of what the general public want and why Transformers movies have been such a huge success. Michael Bay screwed it up completely. They did just what Sony did to Sam Raimi's on Spiderman4 by firing him and the whole cast. The ending result is not going to be that different because Transformers3 is doomed to flop compared to the the first two movies now and a reboot will happen.

  17. I think a reboot will happen but not immediately...Let J.J. Abrams reboot the series!

  18. @Anonymous 5/26/2010 2:13 PM : J.J. Abrams of the fraud that Lost tv show really just resulted to be? No, please...

  19. they should just have her died dorring chiled bith to thare son dannle

  20. Martinus Prime5/26/2010 4:29 PM

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is ugly as hell.
    At least Sarah Wright is a pretty face.

    "she's ready to move on to bigger thing"?? What a joke, there's nothing bigger then Transformers! Not even PotC.

  21. @Anonymous 5/26/2010 2:21 PM: type clearly...can't understand a word you're saying..Abrams or Fauvre should reinvent the series

  22. Optimas Prime Decepticon could be right just as much as everybody who says she left could be. We really don't know at the moment what the deal is, though from what I've read else where I'm leaning more towards Fox is done with series. That said it could be blessing or a curse that Fox left the series.

    Also as far as I know the only real "official" statement on the matter came from Fox's management nothing from Paramount, Bay or Spielberg on the matter.

    For all we know this was part of the script though thats highly unlikely but is possible

  23. i hope fox stays on and it is part of some ploy...directed as those who don't think this victoria's secret model is hot...news flash...we are all nerds on this site and no one is hotter than your virtual woman dorks!

  24. It has been confirmed now. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the new replacement, and they had to rewrite the script due to Fox's departure over weight/appearance issues. Whitely has won approval from Bay, Spielberg and crew.



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