Megan Fox will return as Mikaela Banes in producer Michael Bay’s third installment in the unstoppable Transformers franchise. Fox, who was described by the Transformers crew as a “thankless, unfriendly bitch,” has been doing damage control since comparing Bay to Adolf Hitler in an interview with Wonderland magazine and referring to Transformers as nonsensical on the “CBS Early Show.”
During her acceptance speech at last month’s Spike TV Scream Awards, Fox said:
There have been a lot of false reports about how I feel about this movie. I just want to be very clear that I’ve always felt I’m a very ordinary part of an extraordinary film. The movie took me out of obscurity and gave me a career, and I’m completely grateful to everyone involved with this franchise.
It appears tensions still remain, however, as Fox was a no-show to Bay’s recent reunion party for the cast and crew of Transformers, leading many to speculate that Fox’s character in the upcoming film will most likely meet a bitter end. Bay nixed those rumors by telling USA Today that “She’s [Fox] got a great part in Transformers 3.”
Bay also posted the following message to Fox on his website:
P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you.
Personally, I could do without Shia LaBeouf, Optimus Prime, Bubblebee, and the whole lot. Just give me 3-plus hours of Megan Fox in cut-offs playing with the old Hasbro toys.
Transformers 3 is slated for release on July 1, 2011.