Everyone remembers the “feud” between Transformers director Michael Bay and Megan Fox, the star he introduced to the world. This resulted from the production of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen where Fox was clearly feeling confident in her career and not thinking ahead to Transformers 3. That was a big mistake…

The controversy and news reports following Megan Fox at the time had the young star stating in interviews that working for Bay didn’t involve acting and that working on set with him was a boot camp-like experience. In reply, Bay tossed her comments aside emphasizing that she’s young and doesn’t know what she’s saying, while taking credit for giving her the career, fame and fortune she has now.

Fox even went as far as referring to him as “Hitler” in his style of directing but later, after very negative reaction to her words, put out an apology on national TV in her speech at last year’s Scream Awards. For obvious reasons,  many have speculated that Megan Fox would have her character of Mikaela in Transformers 3 reduced significantly by Bay killing her off.

The explosive director shot down those rumors by saying she would be back in a “great role” for Transformers 3. As of today, this is no longer the case. He’s definitely taking revenge, and Megan Fox is the now the fallen…

Deadline has the scoop on the major breaking news of Paramount Pictures deciding not to pick up Megan Fox’s contract option and that it’s a direct result of Michael Bay. That’s what you get for dissing Bay. He can do whatever he wants and especially when it comes to this billion dollar franchise.

Deadline‘s insider reveals the following explanation.

“Giving Shia a new love interest makes more sense for the story.”

Story? Sense?

Oxymoronic statements aside, it doesn’t matter a bit if Megan Fox is in it. Explosions and robots sell this movie, not story, script or acting, and especially not Megan Fox whose solo movie Jennifer’s Body didn’t exactly kill the box office. Her upcoming Jonah Hex doesn’t look too promising either, if you ask me.

Regular Screen Rant readers know that I was a defender of the first movie, not because I thought it was great, but because it had a lot of moments of awesome and could easily be turned into something great with Revenge of the Fallen. Instead, we got a terrible sequel which emphasized and increased all the problematic parts of the first movie and as a result, we now have another rushed installment set to come out next summer.

Currently, Bay and Ehren Kruger are finalizing the script (Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman made the smart decision to leave and work on other, better things) and filming begins soon.

Just a few days ago, Shia LaBeouf was quoted as saying Transformers 3 will be better and acknowledges the problems with Transformers 2 (and for Indiana Jones 4 if you’re keeping track). Perhaps this is the first step in making that a reality. That, adding Alan Tudyk, and getting rid of The Twins

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Transformers 3 arrives in theaters July 1, 2011.

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Source: Deadline