Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Joins Transformers 3

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:13 pm,

Last week we reported that Michael Bay had found his top choice to replace Megan Fox in Transformers 3 in a Victoria’s Secret model, unknown to the film industry. Geek Week had the scoop that it would be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and now Deadline is confirming that she’s got the role.

When we found out that Megan Fox would not return in Transformers 3, replacement rumors circulated around established actresses like Gemma Arterton but the shortlist came down to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley along with Sarah Wright and Brooklyn Decker. The report continues to inform us that the others were told that the role would go to Huntington-Whiteley so the search is over.

A common criticism of Megan Fox in the first two Transformers movies was in regards to her acting skills, having no major film experience prior to working for Bay. To replace her with another actress based solely on looks doesn’t seem like the right move if they’re hoping to swing some positive buzz for the third installment.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has no acting experience but in the grand scheme of things, even if she did, it likely won’t change the quality of the overall product of Transformers 3 nor the arguably undeserved box office results it will attain. At least Bay is helping launch her career like he did with Fox.

Director Michael Bay and writer Ehren Kruger are finalizing the script and production began on May 17th. The first scenes to be shot for the lead female role begin in about two weeks, leaving very little time for Rosie to prepare for her first acting gig. It all seems so rushed, no?

What do you think about Megan Fox’s replacement in Transformers 3?

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Transformers 3 arrives in theaters July 1, 2011.

Source: Deadline

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  1. There ya go, another hot girl to replace the last hot girl. I wonder who will notice…

  2. Aslong as i enjoy the 3rd film more than the last one, i dont care about Fox’s replacement. It’s a done deal obviously so people might aswell get over Megan Fox.

  3. she is really gorgeous~ I don’t care about Megan fox.

  4. Pish posh, Megan Fox’s character was no good in either of the films. Let’s see what they do with this girl. And I hope that she will not be taking Megan’s character as a replacement.

    • She plays a new love interest for Shia’s character. Check out my previous article (linked within this post) on this for more.

  5. Am I the only one who thinks the new girl is more attractive than Megan Fox was? And she can’t possibly be a worse actor, so… yeah, I’m all for this.

    • i wholeheartedly agree with this.

    • She’s more attractive, but thing is, she’s not even an actress.

      • Megan Fox wasn’t an actress before the first Transformers movie…look how well that…er…worked out.

        • She had acting credibility outside of the first Transformers, but she just wasn’t popular til “Transformers” was released.

  6. I think she’s kinda funny looking.

    • haha i agree! :p

      • Her left eye is about a half-centimeter higher than the right one. Either of the other two choices would have been better. Most people’s eyes are slightly off, but its REALLY noticeable on her. I won’t be able to watch her without starring at it.

  7. Everyone is cool with this but if a female director casted solely based on looks then we would be furious. So tired of the double standard

    • I’m tired of the double cr*p standard!$#.?

  8. No I don’t think her lack of acting experience will matter because Megan Fox couldn’t act either……..

  9. Megan Fox is no Jodie Foster, but I don’t think I’m alone when I say that we all prefered her to this new casting. I can only hope this model can pull out decent acting skills out of somewhere. This is a HUGE wtf moment. Why hire her? Why not look for a young beautiful actress who is looking for work?

    Logic fails again.

  10. I’m surprised that after Paranormal Activity hit big, we haven’t had more horror films done with the held hand camera style. The hand held gimmick seems to be an effective tool with I do enjoy. It worked for the Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield, Rec and Paranormal Activity. It adds a realistic flavour to films, but I’m glad it’s not being over done like 3D. The flick does look creepy, and again, it’s the handheld style that seems to do it for me here.

  11. Shia Labeouf is one lucky SOB

  12. I never thought I would ever say this but, I would rather have Megan Fox back. Man, that really hurt to say! :-)

    • Haha. I much rather have neither of them, and wish they would just forget about a love interest. What Bay should do is just kill off Mikela(off screen) and thus giving Sam a reason for vengeance against the Decepticons.

      • I like this idea!

      • Yeah, that could work. But we are talking about Michael Bay, so you know he will get it wrong.

  13. To be honest, all of this ridiculous obsession over a Hot female in the movie (regardless of any acting credibility) is making it dfficult for me to want to support this movie. I don’t want to get all feminist on you, but it’s looking to me like Michael Bay is putting so much emphasis on Hot girls to distract from the fact that this movie will be about as *good* as the last one was.

  14. Who really care’s it’s about the TRANSFORMER’S or am I missing something!!!!!!

    • Yeah we’re missing something, the whole purpose of the story happening on Earth! Why isn’t this all going on, on Cybertron?

  15. Sign To Bring Megan Back

    http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?mfit3

    • Megan Fox has made it clear she doesn’t want to go back to Transformers as she doesn’t like working with Bay… you can’t really force her back against her will, let her move on.

  16. Megan Fox might not have been the greatest actress however I think she did the best she could with what she was given, this new interest??? WTF???? Megan Fox didn’t do a oscar award winning performance because there was hardly NO acting required in this movie!!! Go back and watch it again, over 60% of the second movie was transformers fighting. . . . There was hardly no acting there, mostly running, hidding, and fighting. They got rid of Megan Fox because she wanted more money . . . face the facts its a box office hit movie and they got a no-name actress so they wouldn’t have to pay out the $$$$. . . . this new movie will not be any different!

  17. Haha. I much rather have neither of them, and wish they would just forget about a love interest.

    Spoken like a true man male. If Bay gets rid of the love interest, he’ll probably lose half the female audience too.

    Who really care’s it’s about the TRANSFORMER’S or am I missing something!!!!!!

    @Kanga I totally agree. Megan Fox is gone, move on!

    • You obviously missed my reasoning for getting rid of the love interest. For one it would give the film a darker tone (what Bay said he was aiming for) and it would also be nice to see Sam be motivated by something other than hormones.

      I doubt it would get rid of the female audience. Like it’s been said many times (even by you), people go to see these films for the robots and action, not the poorly done love story.

    • I didn’t know that Michael Bay movies had a female audience. Makes me want to re-evaluate my stance that women are superior to men.

  18. I don’t see what the big deal is about her not having any previous experience. She will be playing an eye-candy love interest not a fully formed female lead character. Plus she’s so hot I could watch her reading from the phone book.

  19. to be honest.. she doesnt look good at all. i mean yeah i thought megan fox was good looking but if its rosie on that picture she looks bad in my eyes.
    hopefully she wont have much screentime:)

  20. Well, this is stupid.

  21. Bay, I honestly don’t care how gorgeous she’s supposed to be, can you please choose from the many amazingly hot actresses in the world that can ACTUALLY ACT?

  22. shes hot

  23. Wow thats gay!!!!! Megan Fox was so hot!!!!!! This girl is so not!!!!!!! I will not pay to go see this movie!!!! Very DISSAPOINTED!!!!!!!!!

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