Thursday, May 20, 2010

Who Will Replace Megan Fox?

Transformers 3 Director Michael Bay has decided that Sam Witwicky needs a new love interest. Megan Fox is out but who is her replacement? We can pretend the bar is high but really the only requirement seems to be super model looks, at least going by the list of names being proposed. The front runner is rumored to be Gemma Arterton but other names have popped up according to a few websites. The actress links below go to their IMDB profile so can see what they look like and previous roles.

Ain't It Cool News has learned from "highly trustworthy sources" that other names in the ring include Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Jessica Lowndes (90210), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Hayden Penetierre (Heroes), Camilla Belle (10000 BC), Ashley Green (Twilight Saga), Amber Heard (Zombieland), Julianna Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), and Rosie Huntington-Whitely (model).

The Wrap has also added their own names to the list of Fox replacements, most of which are fashion models including Bar Rafaeli, Miranda Kerr, Brooklyn Decker. I get the feeling the naming of fashion models is due to Michael Bay's long standing history of directing Victoria's Secret commercials.

HitFlix has already compiled their own top 10 wish list of candidates, not based on any sources. Some from above and a few news one including Carey Mulligan (Shia's current girlfriend), Rihanna, Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Dianna Agron (Glee), Katie Cassidy, and Freida Pinto.

While I recognize that Sam Witwicky's love life is a large part of fantasy wish fulfillment, I wouldn't mind if they choose a more realistic love interest for Shia's character other then super models. Actually acting ability and experience would also be nice as could help expand the depth of the movie's story. A few of the names I like are Nina Dobrev, Dianna Agron, Hayden Penetierre and Katie Cassidy.

In the spirit of Michael Bay's desire to create stars, here is my own top 10 list based on relative age to Shia LaBeouf, looks and actual acting experience: Nina Dobrev, Olivia Munn (Attack of the Show), Rachelle Lafevre (Twilight), Alice Greczyn (Privileged), Ellen Woglom (Californication), Laura Ramsey (The Ruins), Peyton List (Flash Forward), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Viva Blanca (Spartacus) and Allison Mack (Smallville).

Time is short, production has started so I wouldn't be surprised if something is announced by the end of the month if not sooner.

63 comments:

  1. Out of your suggestions, I prefer Allison Mack, she's blond like Carly and she's very sexy, in my opinion. She's also a good actress. I wouldn't mind Gemma Arterton though.

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  2. Phoebe Tonkin (H2O Just Add Water); Indiana Evans (H2O Just Add Water) would be a perfect replacement but not being cast as Mikaela Banes of course.

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  3. I WANT MEGAN BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. MEGAN is the best..

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  5. why wont they just leave there relationship alone.
    they f@@ked up in T2 and they are sure to f@@k up again, it so stupid, they did this in spiderman 3 as well.

    why do directors feel the need to break things

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  6. Megan back pleaseeeeeee.

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  7. hahah Zoe Saldana is laughable. i liked her alot but come on,not to be a racist here, having a white GF/leading girl in two movies and replaced by a black GF/leading girl in the next movie is weird =/

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  8. Olivia Munn would be hilariously ironic since Leo's website showed he had a crush on her.
    Megan/Mikaela was OK, but she didn't do a whole lot except look pretty. I wish her the best though.

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  9. Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes didn't do a whole lot except look pretty, what?? Which movies did you watch? Because if you watched Transformers1&2 then you were looking elsewhere.
    Mikaela Banes is what makes the character of Sam work, they are soulmates. The whole two movies have been designed to estabilish this simple fact.

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  10. SAM WITHOUT MIKAELA IT'S NOTHING

    I WANT FOX BACKKKKKKK

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  11. Just as long as it ain't Kristin Stewart. She is so NOT attractive!

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  12. every one bitched that the robots did not take center stage in the last 2 movies. Now with movie stars egos out of contral, I say kill them all! and lets see a real transformers movie!

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  13. Gemma Arterton to play Carly!

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  14. Amber Heart could be but It can fill the shoes of megan, how ever read this is a pussy, have no girlfriend and has 48 year and still virgin!!!

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  15. mother fuckers amber heart is very hot but megan fox is much beter and he will be in the movie of avenger that is beter than tf2

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  16. i want to add mila kunis and emma stone to the mix.

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  17. Yeah get Meghan out of there. Sam can find a much better woman.

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  18. Please bring back!

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  19. seriously, this is a bad sign for the movie...not saying it won't be good, but main character changes in large franchise movies don't usually work out. No one is saying Megan brings much to the table, but how would Return of the Jedi been without Carrie Fisher?

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  20. Strange how nobody started a petition for this mess.

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  21. SOMEBODY START A PETITION
    BRING FOX BACK

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  22. Forget Mikaela!!!!!! We want Carly from G-1!

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  23. i would definitely sign a petition to bring her back

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  24. The majority of viewers worldwide are not going to forget Mikaela Banes. Killing the character off is not a good option unless the actress played the role for at least half the movie to make sense. Recasting the role with a new actress would be the worst thing to do. And replacing the character with a new love interest for Sam is going to look just dumb and it won't work.
    The only way to really fix things up is for Spielberg and Bay to reconsider their decision, pay Megan Fox more and just film Transformers3 without adding production issues anymore.
    But it seems that managers, producers and directors in Hollywood all went out of mind recently... Spiderman4 by Sam Raimi and the nonsense Sony Columbia managers that fired him anyone?

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  25. come back megan!

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  26. I having a feeling she is in the movie, but as LaBerf stated earlier, the Decepticons are now targeting humans. She gets killed.


    Bay is probably trying to stir up emotions and make this one the darker movie that 2 failed miserably on.

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  27. On Bay official forum the admin just posted this message.. what it means or it doesn't mean it's really unknown at this point: "
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    Default Re: Fox out of transformers 3!

    Guys, until Bay says something or authorizes me to post something, this is all I will say on the subject: don't believe everything you read just because someone trying to get a scoop says so.

    In this case, things are not what they seem. There is more to this story than what is being reported.

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  28. to the above poster:

    Instead of "There is more to this story than what is being reported", it should have read "There is more to this story than meets the eye"

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  29. it's the first time i said this:but i will miss megan.....
    sam and mikaela ...not some new love.it's a stupid thing

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  30. i got a reaaaaal good feeling TF3 gunna shock use ass being a awsome badass film its gunna kick TF2s ass!!watch just what and see when the teaser trailer comes out.......you'll all be like the geeky fanboys and say how badass it was.....PS i dont give a crap if megan fox is in it or not!

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  31. Martinus Prime5/20/2010 6:06 PM

    I have 1 request....Velicity Von

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  32. Stop the pointless love interest in transformers. The movie doesn't need it! If you want to perv on sexy women then rent a porno! More robots!

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  33. why replace her? Just kill her off! And you can't compare her to princess leah! Carrie fisher can act and didn't rely on flashing her ass and boobs.

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  34. to the replacing main characters points of view as being bad...didn't turn out so bad for dark knight and iron man 2 just to name a couple. fox was eye candy. i am not happy with it but she can be replaced with some other hot chick that doesn't have a major role

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  35. Comparison with The Dark Knight are just wrong.
    If you want to compare to other trilogies then you should think Pirates Of The Carribbean, Star Wars, Matrix to name a few.
    The first two have been a huge success for their whole trilogy. If the production ever fired/replaced/recasted the main female actress with another character/actress for the 3rd movie it wouldn't have worked at all, the trilogy would have been broken, people wouldn't have liked Natalie Portman to be replaced on Star Wars for the 3rd movie for sure.

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  36. I, for one, hated Megan Fox. She wasn't believable, their relationship wasn't believable in the slightest (who said "soulmates"??), and I don't actually think she's that attractive (I think it's the face).

    Anyway, I think it'd work fine if they tweak Sam's emotional journey to start the movie wallowing in his loss of Mikaela, and spends the movie thinking she can't be replaced while there's another hot girl waiting under his nose the whole time. Seeing as they've already started filming, that might be hard to rewrite, but it's definitely doable and I like that character dev more than either of the other two movies (yes, I recognize the irony of mentioning Character Development in a Transformers blog).

    But really, in the end, it's just a skeleton to hold things together. My priority is watching parts move as cars turn into robots; I'd also like some time to hang out with Ironhide and Rachet, who got shafted last round.

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  37. there are reports that Olivia Munn is also considered to replace Megan!! I hope this is true!!!!!

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  38. While I agree that Megan didn't offer much to the movie's as far as acting skill, she did the whole eye candy thing and seemed to have chemistry with Shia as the characters they played.

    Yes sometimes changing a relatively important actor or actress can work ok but the feel of the movie is totally different and that can turn off fans just as much as the actual actor or actress change does.

    Given how sudden this seemed to be I've thought there is more to this story and given that copy and paste from Bay's forum I appear be right

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  39. Megan is goin to get killed thats it ...and its going to make Sam Grow up and want revenge on the Decepticons ...just watch ...its gon an all out war

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  40. Get Scarlett Johnson .... she is so hot ... compareable with megan fox

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  41. FUCK I WANT MEGAN BACK

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  42. scarlett?o noooooooooo

    i want megan.

    i liked sam&mikaela

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  43. The thread about Megan Fox on the Michael Bay official forum has been locked by the admin now.. they might even remove it at this point.
    What is really going on it's unknown... speculations imply that Megan Fox might have quit because she is pregnant and so unable to shoot action scenes.. but there have been quite some actresses that shoot action scenes even if they were pregnant on both tv shows and movies... so what is really going on it's still unknown.
    What is for sure is that if Megan Fox is really out of the Transformers franchise and a major script rewriting is being done or if recasting for the Mikaela Banes character role or a new actress to play a love interest for Sam is what is going to happen then Transformers3 would be broken and deeply flawed from the start both plot and characters wise.

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  44. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principal_photography
    Principal photography is the phase of film production in which the movie is actually shot, as distinct from pre-production and post-production.

    Principal photography is usually the most expensive phase of film production and its start generally marks a point of no return for the financiers. While it is common for a film to lose its greenlight status during pre-production (for example, because an important element such as a cast member drops out), it is extremely uncommon for finance to be withdrawn once principal photography has commenced (and is usually regarded as a catastrophe).

    Once a film concludes principal photography, it is said to have wrapped, and a wrap party may be organized to celebrate.

    During post-production, it may become clear that certain shots or sequences are missing that are required to complete the film, or that a certain scene is not playing as expected, or even that a particular actor has failed to turn in a performance of the required caliber. In these circumstances, additional material may have to be shot. If the material has already been shot once, or is substantial, the process is referred to as a re-shoot, but if the material is new and relatively minor, it is often referred to as a pick-up.
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    So, what is going to happen to Transformers3 if Megan Fox got fired, quit on her free will because of being pregnant or whatever else?
    Financing won't be lost but greelight status might still be and production could then stop there?
    If Megan Fox is pregnant and can't shoot action scenes, the best option would be to postpone the movie by one year.. release it as Michael Bay wanted on Summer 2012 and that's it. They can film missing scenes in a second phase when Megan Fox would be able to without any need for insane recasting, plot changes, new love interests for Sam, Mikaela death and so bad script rewriting.

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  45. I put my vote in for Hayden Penetierre. She is an experienced actress, she was one of the better characters on Heroes and she not just all T&A like Megan was. So long Megan it was fun while it lasted but now we need a real actress.

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  46. just fuck bay,bring megan fox back...and don't fuck the script...

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  47. Let's just focus on the robots. It's called Transformers for a reason.

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  48. Well sad to see Megan Fox go but rumor is that she's already been replaced with Katie Cassidy. I liked her in Click, she had a fun personality that could also play the serious role. She's pretty good eye candy as well.

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  49. 1) Transformers franchise was never just about the robots, it's always been about aliens/humans interaction
    2) Mikaela Banes is a key character to the franchise, she resembles Carly just like Sam resembles Spike from the G1 and comics, the two must have a kid that will fight with Autobots against Decepticons.

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  50. Nelson the admin on Michael Bay official forum claims that "In this case, things are not what they seem. There is more to this story than what is being reported." as reported above BUT he still said that Bay has already selected a replacement, a new actress... So whatever the reason Megan Fox is not in the franchise anymore that doesn't matter, things are what they are for the worst if Megan Fox is not in the movie anymore and any of these options applies: 1) Mikaela Banes dies in a quick scene; 2) Mikaela Banes disappeares after having broken up with Sam; 3) A new actress plays the role of Mikaela Banes; 4) A new actress plays a new love interest for Sam and Megan Fox is not in the movie anymore.
    Any of those options applies to Transformers3 and plot and characters will be broken deeply, the movie would be flawed at its core and the two previous movies would just feel void, a silly joke and a nonsense characters and plot wise as well as the connection to the original G1 source material about key human characters would be lost forever.

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  51. I think you guys are being over-dramatic. I can care less if Fox isn't in the movie....never cared for her character anyway. All that matters to me is that they don't have another actress play Mikaela.....just bring in a new character. I hate it when they replace characters with new actors. It's not like this movie is based off a book and HAS to keep Mikaela as a character. Maybe they'll write it where Mikaela is sick of the fighting and Sam almost dying and decides she doesn't want to go through that again, so she breaks up with him to save future heartache.

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  52. I've heard that Mila Kunis is being considered. I'm pretty convinced that she can act at LEAST as well as MF (who IMHO is a terrible actress and gets by on looks alone, but that's fine) and is perhaps a touch hotter. Any reports on that front???

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  53. ashley what else

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  54. OLIVIA MUNN!! OLIVIA MUNN!! OLIVIA MUNN!! OLIVIA MUNN!!

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  55. i'd really like to see Ashley Greene though...

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  56. I started a petition to bring Megan Fox and Mikaela back....sign and pass it on......
    http://www.PetitionOnline.com/mfit3/petition.html

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  57. geekweek.com has a report on who is replacing Megan Fox. She is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who is apparently a Victoria's Secrets model.
    http://www.geekweek.com/2010/05/rosie-huntingtonwhiteley-to-replace-megan-fox-in-transformers-3.html

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  58. they should replace here with a script

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  59. yes to comment above!!! Megan out, script in!

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  60. Megan Fox is sooo cool and hot and she is the ONE!

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  61. it has to be megan fox if not my second choice would be either miley cyrus or jessica alba, but it's almost official that megan fox will be back and if not then transformers 3 will be down to it's knees begging for a redo so they can bring megan fox back. and fast and furious 4 sucked, everyone disagrees but that movie plain out no questions asked ruined the great street racing storyline. it use to have sweet tuner cars like in fast and furious 1. but now its just so retarted im suprized justin lin doesnt get jumped just sitting on his own steps!!!!!!

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  62. that is so damn funny what the anonymous above me said lolololololololol!!!!!!!!

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  63. that chick from 90210 all the way

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