small favors: Megan Fox out of ‘Transformers 3’

Megan Fox shall not be appearing in Transformers 3, due next year. It was totally her idea:

“Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3,” reps for the actress, 24, tell PEOPLE. “It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best.”

It has nothing to do with the fact that she recently compared Michael Bay to Hitler.

Hilariously, the “real” reason for Fox’s booting apparently is because:

Par[amount] and director Michael Bay want to take the storyline in another direction and plans to cast another actress as the love interest for star Shia LaBeouf, who plays Sam Witwicky.

Adorable, how they think there’s a story somewhere in the stomping around and exploding.

I was going to say that, with Fox gone, Transformers 3 could now only be improved if we could eliminate Bay and the giant robots, but I’d settle for the booting of Bay’s pretensions.

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Thu, May 20, 2010 1:04pm

I’d have tolerated more Mikaela if only the following was not true

Thesps Kevin Dunn and Julie White will return in the roles of Ron Witwicky and Judy Witwicky.

Yes, more old person poop fart drug humor jokes with Sam’s parents. Can’t want to see more dogs having sex.

I’m skipping it. Transformers 2 was a FastForward.

Thu, May 20, 2010 1:39pm

in that hitler link says that Bay made her wash his Ferrari in a bikini in order to get the part on Transformers

Thu, May 20, 2010 1:43pm

I still maintain you can have stories with Transformers. You just need to get rid of Michael Bay.

Thu, May 20, 2010 1:48pm

The recent Transformers Animated series was pretty slick. The best TF series (if not better than) since Transformers : Beast Wars and the original Generation 1 Transformers cartoon.

Thu, May 20, 2010 4:09pm

No the equation is now Transformers 3 – Megan Fox + Alan Tudyk = a little better than it might otherwise have been.

Thu, May 20, 2010 7:11pm

Um, you wanna keep the giant robots. That’s kinda the whole idea behind Transformers… the same idea that Bay doesn’t get.

Just replace Bay with Kathryn B and we’re good to go.

Thu, May 20, 2010 7:18pm

As long as Bay is involved in anything Transformers related, it will suck. This is the man who thought that a robot urinating on John Turturro and the Decepticles were both great ideas deserving of screen time. And let us not forget the twins.

Honestly, there’s a part of me that thinks Fox spoke out so bluntly like this with the aim of getting fired.

Thu, May 20, 2010 9:56pm

I wish for TF3 to move away from the trashy humor. I won’t hold my breath.

Fri, May 21, 2010 4:41am

Alan Tudyk will be playing Sam’s love interest in the next movie? Unconvential concept, could sound good if it wasn’t Bay as the director – get Ang Lee for that movie.

Fri, May 21, 2010 10:24am

Expect the man who created the fun-loving, kid-friendly GhettoBots for TF2 to focus that highbrow sense of humor on some form of Megan Fox slam for the third film. Right now, some poor production artist is hurriedly sketching an overtanned, bisexual “SkankBot” Decepticon character while Bay cracks up at his own wit.