Megan Fox and Michael Bay famously exchanged heated words around the release of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” last summer, with the actress comparing the director to Hitler and the director saying the actress “still has a lot of growing up to do.”
Despite their contentious relationship, the pair seemed set to reunite this summer for a third “Transformers” flick. But now, in a stunning reversal, Fox has been dropped from the movie.
Deadline.com broke the story that Paramount has declined to pick up Fox’s contractual option for “Transformers 3” and that giving star Shia LaBeouf a “new love interest makes more sense for the story,” according to an unnamed source.
A rep for Paramount confirmed to MTV News that the studio did not renew Fox’s option.
MTV News had heard whispers that the filmmakers had been considering writing Fox out of the script, but nothing seemed to have come of it until now. Di Bonaventura told MTV News in April that there was no trouble in the world of “Transformers” when it came to Fox and Bay’s relationship.
“Michael and Megan get along great,” he told us. “Like in any creative endeavor, there’s not always total agreement. Michael doesn’t agree on everything with me or Shia. He’s the captain of the ship. But I think that’s much ado about nothing. I even read that we were thinking about not casting her. Come on! It’s so silly. As though we would want to mess with such a successful combination.”
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