Megan Fox Out of “Transformers 3”

Megan Fox won’t be returning to reprise her role as Shia LeBeouf‘s romantic interest in the third installment of the “Transformers.” Fox’s reps have confirmed that the actress is out of “Transformers 3.” However, they clarified that it was Fox’s decision to leave the franchise, shooting down rumors that she was kicked out of the movie.

Some news sources have reported that Fox was eased out of “Transformers 3” as director Michael Bay was planning to give his lead star, LeBeouf, a new love interest in a bid to give the franchise a new twist. Shooting for “Transformers 3,” will begin this summer. The film is scheduled to be released in July next year.

Fox is set to appear next on “Jonah Hex,” which will be released on June 18. The action flick also stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and Will Arnett. “Jonah Hex” is Fox’s first movie this year, she appeared in two films last year, her first solo starrer, “Jennifer’s Body” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”