Or something like that anyway.
Ever since it was revealed that Megan Fox would not be returning for the third instalment of the Transformers movie franchise, Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, those behind the movies have maintained that Fox, who played Sam Witwicky’s love interest Mikaela Banes, left on her own accord.
However, in the build up to the latest film, it has been revealed by the director of all three instalments, Michael Bay that she was fired under orders of executive producer Stephen Speilberg over comments she had made with regard to Bay.
In 2009, Fox, in an interview with Wonderland Magazine said “He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for”
On getting wind of this, Speilberg made the decision to have Fox written out of the third instalment, where she will be replaced by british actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely, playing Sam’s new love interest Carly.
According to news from the Hollywood Reporter, actor Kevin Dunn might be absent from Transformers 3. Dunn plays the role of Ron Witwicky, father of Sam – and one of the film’s comedic characters.
The reason that Kevin may miss Transformers 3 is that he is signed on for a new series with HBO, and the schedules may clash with filming of the third Transformers movie. Surely Michael Bay wouldn’t consider making Transformers 3 without Kevin? Who would say all of those inappropriate things to Shia LaBeouf?
Shia Labeouf may have a squeaky clean image as Sam Witwicky in the Transformers films, but in real life he’s developing into something of a wild child. He’s so wild in fact that he’s developed a reputation for taking his own alcohol to showbiz events and getting royally bladdered (drunk, for our US readers).
This wouldn’t be a problem at most showbiz events, except that Shia had to accompany his girlfriend, English actress Carey Mulligan, to the Oscars this last weekend as she was nominated for her role in ‘An Education’. As Carey was also taking her brother and her parents, she’d warned Shia to be on his best behaviour.
(I’m taking) my mom, my dad and my brother.
According to the Daily Mail, Shia had caused an argument at the New York premier of An Education, after he’d sneaked in a bottle of whiskey and proceeded to crawl into it.
A source for the newspaper stated:
It was very awkward for Carey. Shia stayed in the bar drinking whisky all night and not chatting to anyone. It was very unchivalrous and they had a huge row.
Carey has said that he has to be on his best behaviour and support her at the Oscars – or not to come at all.
Carey didn’t win an Oscar on Sunday night, and Shia Labeouf didn’t turn up at all. Perhaps the ultimatum proved too much for him?
Lots more artwork has made its way onto DeviantArt, with some previews of future titles from IDW Publishing.
Josh Burcham has provided the colours to All Hail Megatron #16, featuring Spike and Ravage which was shown at San Diego Comic-Con 09.
Trevor Hutchison has the cover to All Hail Megatron TPB Volume 3, which, as we mentioned yesterday, collects the Spotlights Blurr, Jazz, Drift, Cliffjumper, and Metroplex.
Finally, Priscilla Tramontano has clean versions of a cover and the first 6 pages from Spotlight Metroplex.
Pages 2 & 3
Pages 4 & 5
Pages 6 & 7
If you’re the sort of Transformers fan who’d love a trip to Leicester Square on June 15th to attend the premiere of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, where Michael Bay, Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf will also be in attendance, you’re probably interested in the competition that Paramount UK are running.
Here are the details:
In the highly-anticipated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons. Michael Bay directs from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman.
The battle begins at UK cinemas and IMAX June 19.
To celebrate the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen we have teamed up with Starlight Children’s Foundation and are giving you the chance to get your hands on some highly sought after Premiere tickets. In attendance will be director Michael Bay plus the stars Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel. This epic event will take place on the evening of Monday 15th June in London’s Leicester Square. There are a limited number of tickets available for a minimum donation of £50. If you want to stand a chance of attending this incredible Premiere call the events team on 020 7262 2881 (Ext: #286).
Visit the Paramount UK website here to stand a chance of winning this great prize.
Transformers Revenge of the Fallen is just one month away now and the excitement for the Michael Bay sequel to 2007’s Transformers is hitting fever pitch. Some new photos from the movie have just been released, including a shot of the Autobots ‘rolling out’, a photo of Optimus Prime in truck mode and Sam Witwicky with Bumblebee.
The only photo people will really be interested in however is this one of Megan Fox, as pictures of Megan Fox always draw excitement here at TheTransformers.Net.
We like her.
Fresh from fighting the Decepticons on set in Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, actor Shia LaBeouf (who plays Sam Witwicky) has spoken of his big mistake which left his left hand mangled.
It wasn’t a filming error either, as you’d have expected from battling Decepticons. No, Shia rolled his truck last summer and admits that the accident was a mistake he’ll live with for the rest of his life. He has been told that the injury to his hand will never properly heal, so severe was the accident.
Shia was speaking in an interview for June’s issue of Playboy.
I can’t zipper my zipper or button my shirt without extreme pain.
But I chalk it up as my own s**t. These things had to happen. This accident is what I needed in my life. I’m not in control. For the first time, I can admit that and know that. I’m a fallible individual, and the hand is like a tattoo that says Mistake.
It’s something I’ll have to live with for the rest of my life.
Lots of comings are coming next year, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary, and March is no exception.
For IDW’s main continuity there is the continuation of the two main series The Transformers: All Hail Megatron #9 and The Transformers: Maximum Dinobots #4. There is also confirmation of The Transformers Spotlight: Jazz.
There are the two movie prequels, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Prequel: Defiance #3 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Prequel: Alliance #4, with the latter being the final issue.
The Marvel UK reprints for this month are Transformers Best of the UK: City of Fear #2 and The Transformers: Best of the UK: Time Wars TPB.
Finally, Transformers Animated Vol. 8 TPB and Transformers Beast Wars Omnibus complete the months releases. (more…)
In an interview with IGN, Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen actress Megan Fox has talked about the budget for the sequel and what has happened between the first and second film for her character. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is set two years after the first movie, so 2009, and that Sam and Mikaela are still together. She also mentions that the budget for Revenge of the Fallen will be double of that of the first film, which explains how more robots can be accomodated.
Be sure to look out for Megan Fox at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Q: Compared to the first, you’d say it’s way bigger?
Fox: It’s twice the budget, so yeah.
Q: Can you say where this movie picks up for your characters?
Fox: It’s two years later, so when it comes out it will be present day. Shia [LaBeouf, who reprises his role as Sam Witwicky] and I have been dating for two years, so it’s kind of like old news. There’s no big love scenes or anything like that – you kind of get into the couple bickering now. That stage, like the old married couple. That’s all I can say!
BustaJesse of TFW2005 has managed to get a copy of Transformers: Animated – Transform and Roll Out in Canada before the official release next week on 17th June, and has provide pictures and a general overall of the disc.
Firstly, the cover has been changed slightly, now matching the UK and Australian covers we reported on earlier, bu the back has remained the same. Included inside the box is a leaflet that, advertising the Animated toys and merchandise, but also that an Animated video game is coming in October (more news to come on this soon).
He also provides information on the extra features, the 2 Animated shorts:
The first one is Prime talking to a group of kids. He keeps getting interrupted by one of the kids asking him to transform. The pesky kid is none other than Daniel Witwicky. Eventually Daniel gets all the other kids demanding Prime to transform, which he does to get them to shut up. After Prime turns back Daniel says ” Where does the trailer go when you turn back into a robot?” This one was funny and I enjoyed it.
The next one is weaker, Prowl jumps over the other for Autobots daredevil style (they are in alt mode, like a stunt jump) he can’t quite clear Bumblebee. He falls and BB says some smart remark which I can’t remember. Prowl throws a ninja star at his face and leaves. Thats all I can remember.