Posted on Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 by David Chen
So Megan Fox is out of Transformers 3 and her replacements are already being discussed. But it seems that Fox is not willing to let movie studios or film journalists write her narrative. Proving that she will not go quietly into that good night, representatives for Fox told People magazine that it was in fact her idea to leave the franchise that made her a star: “Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3…It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best.”
Seems like a dubious but understandable attempt at damage control by Fox. Deadline has a pretty good rundown of the history of Fox’s PR tussles, but I think the most incisive point is that Fox’s post-Transformers career hasn’t exactly lit the world aflame. Jennifer’s Body only took in $16 million domestically, while Jonah Hex looks like it could be a hit or miss, probably the latter. Would anyone in her position really turn down a cash cow like Transformers, even if it meant working with Michael Bay?