Variety has reported that Paramount have decided against picking up Fox’s option for starring in Transformers 3. It seems that Michael Bay intends to take the story line in a new direction and plans to introduce a new love interest for Shia LaBeouf’s character.
Assuming this news is unrelated to the brief public dispute between Fox and Bay it seems to be quite an unexpected turn in direction for the franchise which has no doubt benefited greatly from Fox’s involvement not to mention the films strongly emphasising the romantic relationship between Sam and Mikaela. To suddenly remove Mikaela from the story as it were, seems like it could be quite a jarring transition.
Having said that, these films aren’t exactly known for delivering a compelling story so it is likely Bay could simply resolve her absence in a brief scene and then move on forgetting about her entire existence in the previous films.
Transformers 3 is expected to begin shooting this year, Megan Fox can next be seen in Warner Brother’s “Jonah Hex” based on the comic book of the same name from DC where she stars with Josh Brolin.