Megan Fox not stepping into Tomb Raider role

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Megan Fox won’t be the next Lara Croft – but it sure seems like she wants to be the next Angelina Jolie. Photo credits: WENN.

It looks like Angelina Jolie wanna-be Megan Fox will not be taking over the “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” franchise after all. Multiple sources, including Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, are confirming that Fox hasn’t been offered anything and her shooting schedule may not even allow her the time to do this film if she is offered the role. Currently, Fox is shooting the “Transformers” sequel. The “Tomb Raider” reboot is reportedly still in the very early stages of production – so expect a lot more rumors as time goes on.

MEGAN FOX is determined not to be hailed as the next ANGELINA JOLIE – she has side-stepped a role as gun-toting movie tough girl LARA CROFT. Industry insiders tipped the Transformers beauty to replace Jolie as the sexy action heroine in the next outing of the franchise, adapted from the popular video game.

But Fox’s representative is adamant the actress won’t be stepping into Jolie’s boots.

A spokesperson for the star says, “Megan is not involved in this movie.”

Plans for the third film – a follow-up to 2001′s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and 2003′s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life – are still going forward as producers cast a new villain and love interest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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I’m wondering why there needs to be another “Lara Croft” movie. Neither of the first two were all that great. It would be a huge mistake for Megan Fox to set herself up in Jolie’s footsteps. There have already been so many comparisons between the two, based on their looks and tendencies to overshare in interviews. Better for Fox to find her own unique identity as an actress at this early stage in her career. Besides, even on his best day, Brian Austin Green can’t touch Brad Pitt.

Here’s Megan Fox, without her 90210-boyfriend, walking the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards. Photo credits: WENN.

 

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  1. Keekee says:

    Since Paris Hilton is the supreme AJ wannabe-friend they should cast her. It’s not like the role of a character based on a video game requires any real acting chops.

  2. vdantev says:

    ‘And there was a loud Hosanna !!’

  3. Ned says:

    Except for one film, all Angelia’s films are pretty lousy, but maybe Magen can make Lara Croft better.

    Angelina doesn’t really have “an identity” as an actress, and Magen can be a great action hero.

    You don’t really need to “act” and you need to look good, which is why Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie got a career in these silly movies to begin with.

    Now that Angelina’s face is ruined and her body lost it’s figure, there is no reason a good looking woman would get the role.

  4. Sauronsarmy says:

    I don’t see why there needs to be another raider movie either.

  5. viper says:

    YES THANK YOU LORD!! Angelina’s trailor trash cheap clone is by far the most UNLIKELY women I would EVER want to see in such an epic characters role.

  6. Wonder Woman says:

    Ned:

    you have no idea what you are talking about: you are comparing angelina jolie with Jessica alba. Im sorry… has either alba or fox WON ANY AWARDS???

  7. Wonder Woman says:

    Sauronsarmy:
    I agree, what is is while all these directors not being able to “create” a decent movie. they always need to make a part 2,3,4,5 to everything or remake a movie. god, its just a desperate attempt for money.

  8. nuckingfuts says:

    Ned: you can’t compare Angelina to Jessica Alba. Only fools will say that Angelina can’t act. She has received an Oscar before and has been nominated at SAG, Golden Globes, People’s Choice, and now another Oscar.
    ***
    And contradicting yourself is another idiotic thing to do. You say that Angelina does not have her own identity – but praise Megan who clearly identifies herself with Angelina. Megan is hot, but her acting chops are in the line of Hillary Duff, Jessica Alba, Paris Hilton, etc.
    ***
    You put down Angelina Jolie for losing her figure. Hey, the woman just gave birth to a pair of twins. It’s almost tantamount to saying that women in Hollywod should not bear children because they will lose their figure, hence should not be in movies anymore. Moron..

  9. nuckingfuts says:

    Viper:
    YES THANK YOU LORD!! Angelina’s trailor trash cheap clone is by far the most UNLIKELY women I would EVER want to see in such an epic characters role.
    ———————————
    Before you criticize Angelnia Jolie as being trailer trash, you need to go back to school and learn your grammar and the urgent need to learn spelling.

    Also if you think Laura Croft is an epic character role, then I have a bridge in San Francisco I would like to sell to you. You’re an absolute moron and stupid.

  10. truth-SF says:

    nuckingfuts:
    January 29th, 2009 at 8:39 pm Viper:
    YES THANK YOU LORD!! Angelina’s trailor trash cheap clone is by far the most UNLIKELY women I would EVER want to see in such an epic characters role.
    ———————————
    Before you criticize Angelnia Jolie as being trailer trash, you need to go back to school and learn your grammar and the urgent need to learn spelling.

    Also if you think Laura Croft is an epic character role, then I have a bridge in San Francisco I would like to sell to you. You’re an absolute moron and stupid.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I believe you have it backward, nuckingfuts. If i’m not mistaken, I think Viper was referring to Megan Fox as trailer trash, not Angelina Jolie.

  11. Jag says:

    Very stupid for Fox not to be all over that movie. She doesn’t have the acting talent to be giving up major roles like that one would be, flop or not. At least she’d get paid.

    (And I agree that someone needs to start making new movies, not just remakes.)

  12. andy says:

    I agree with some of the comments here. It seems strange that she would turn down a blockbuster opportunity like that. Although having said that if it clashes with her Transformers commitments no wonder she turned it down…

  13. Annie says:

    I believe you have it backward, nuckingfuts. If i’m not mistaken, I think Viper was referring to Megan Fox as trailer trash, not Angelina Jolie.

    Yup. I agree. It read to me like the person was referencing Megan Fox as trailer trash.

    And uh, if someone goes and tells me they think Megan Fox is a phenomenal actress, I think I might hurt a rib from laughing so hard.

    Megan just plays herself in her movies. I mean, there’s really no acting done on her part. At all.

  14. Cinderella says:

    It’s funny that all of a sudden she doesn’t want to be compared with AJ. I think it’s a little late for that.

  15. ChristinaX says:

    I’m no Brangeloonie by any stretch of the imagination, but Megan Fox placed next to Angelina Jolie in not only acting ability, but looks as well.

    Actually, while Angelina Jolie may be well known for being a gun-toting, leather clad action hero and even though I find that she’s a one-dimensional actress and I dislike what I’ve heard about her personal life, at least her roles are tolerable.

    Ned, I know you really dislike Angelina Jolie because of what you’ve heard about her personal life as well, but Megan Fox wishes. Megan Fox is as articulate as a sock puppet, and if you honestly think Megan Fox gets movie roles for her acting instead of her body, then I have swampland in Florida I’d like to sell you.

    None of the Tomb Raider films were particularly award winners, but they were fun to watch, even though I personally happen to find Angelina Jolie unlikeable.

    Well, sorry, but in this instance, I’m going to defend Angelina Jolie, because even though the hardcore Brangeloonies annoy the hell out of me, Megan Fox makes me cringe. I can at least watch a movie with Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie in it without fighting to keep the bile down. Megan Fox is slowly climbing her way to the top of that list of celebrities that make me cringe.

    Angelina Jolie has no class nor social grace? Well, neither does Megan Fox. I think if you’re going to so thoroughly compare them both, you should read some of Megan Fox’s interviews.

    Megan Fox as an indivual? Not only is she appearently riding off of Angelina Jolie’s coattails, how the hell could you call anyone an individual when they’re a stereotype? She conforms to everything men like to see and hear. God forbid she keep her clothes on or not say anything sexual.

    And as for appearance? Sorry, Angelina Jolie wins again. She may look haggard now, but ten years ago, she was breathtaking, even in comparison to Megan Fox now. Megan Fox is in her early twenties and already looks like Skankenstein’s Creation. Megan Fox now has probably had more plastic surgery than Angelina Jolie has had in her entire lifetime, and IT SHOWS.

  16. Emily says:

    Angelina can’t act? Please go watch Girl, Interrupted.

  17. Because I Say So says:

    Emily: that was when she was in her “tortured” phase and lived an experimental lifestyle. I don’t think it was acting so much as just channeling her personal life into the role. I like the movie, but do I think it was Oscar-caliber? Not hardly.

    And seriously, Ned. Placing Megan Fox as superior to JA is just stupidity, plain and simple. I don’t particularly care for AJ, but she has definitely carved out her own niche and identity. People say they want to be like her- what does that tell you?

  18. Ned says:

    Of course Angelina won an Oscar- her father is a well respected Oscar winner, that she exploited to help get awards, and played a good daughter (and once she was done using his name and connections- we know how well she treated him).

    She also dated BB Thornton at the time, that she played right to help her campaign.

    I think her tons of opportunities later to show her acting ability, and lack thereof, is the most important thing.

    She got golden materials like A Mighty Heart, and turned it into an annoying joke with hedious accent and zero preparation and work on the character.

    She got other pretty nice opportunities like Alexander the Great, which she complitly ruined and another action flick- Sky Captain and did the same “modeling with 2 expressions to the camera” that she has applied again and again to every action film she did.

    That is not acting.
    Even for an action flick she did a pretty repetitive modeling job that she recycles every time she is supposed to act.

  19. Ned says:

    Just because Angelina Jolie was a spoiled, privileged girl who grew up in Hollywood, and had an Oscar winner who helped her, doesn’t change the level of performance.

    When she tries more serious roles she shouts (The Good Shepherad, Cahngeling)
    , and just like Jessica Alba- she can be in an action flick.

    As for her body- it was ruined by not eating, her general instability and her past drug usage- that takes a toll on the body.

    Having children have nothing to do with that, and many women are great examples of having children and still loking sexy and feminine.

    Her plastic surgeries didn’t help either (but you don’t really want to get into what the heck happened to her face, do you?)

  20. Ned says:

    __
    she has definitely carved out her own niche and identity.
    __

    What is that identity? Getting naked in multiple occasions or holding a gun while pretending to be a model holding a product?

    Jessica Alba and Fox can definitely do that, as well as plenty others that didn’t happened to grow up in Hollywood and have a well connected father.

  21. Ned says:

    __
    People say they want to be like her- what does that tell you?
    __

    Who are these people and how come I have never met one?

    I know Brad still has some female fans from the days he was not a sad case of midlife crisis gone awry, but the only people I saw “defending” her, where people who got paid to do that.

    Angelina has no fans. People stir away from her movies, and if there is another positice draw about the movie, it will usually suffer and lose a part of its audience, since people know she can’t act and what she does with the children she collected and her cries for attention are a turn off.

  22. vdantev says:

    Angelina has no fans. Repeating a lie doesn’t validate it, it just makes you a liar.

  23. ChristinaX says:

    And Megan Fox doesn’t prance around half-naked?

    Please, that’s the only reason why *I* even know who the hell this twit is in the first place.

    If anything, she seems more occupied sprawled out for Maxim magazine or some other airhead men’s magazine than she ever was with acting.

    And personally, I find it offensive that you think that because you’re not “shapely”, it makes you “less of a woman” than what you were raised believing a “real” woman should look like.

    I’m sorry, I agree with you at times, but you apparently have a little bit of a crush on Megan Fox with your rose tinted glasses…which is, I suppose, typical because she’s nothing but a living blow up doll. My problem with the whole thing is that you’re making up excuses that are inconsistent with what you’ve been saying about Angelina Jolie.

    You have the hots for her, and you really want it to sound more profound than the actual issue: you like her boobies. We get it.

  24. Cha Cha says:

    My God, Ned, you wrote a friggin research paper when a simple few sentences would have sufficed!

    You really do have too much time on your hands.

    And I am no Angelina fan, but I will say to the Billy Bob comment that they were obviously crazy about each other. If it were just an Oscar ploy, she would have dumped him afterwards instead of marrying him. As far as Brad goes, I just think she found a guy who wanted to have babies like her who was hot and successful.

  25. Shannon says:

    Ned, I’m guessing your a die-hard Aniston fan since only a blind fool wouldn’t recognize Jolie’s acting talent. Gia and Girl, interuptted were some of her best work, but she’s a talented actress … if a bit one-dimensional. I like her best when she’s not taking things too seriously and shooting sideways while dangling from a horse. She did that in one of the Tomb Raider flicks.

    Megan Fox looks like a plastic doll. Jolie always looked natural and doesn’t wear much makeup, but Fox has a ton of makeup on. Jeeze, she must have layers of M.A.C on her face. She doesn’t even look real. Also, what’s up with her lips? Did she have them enhanced? I don’t remember them being so puffy in Transformers…

  26. lulu says:

    That’s so ridiculous, Brangeloonies are at war with most of actresses & actors (a different one everytime) may be they should come to terms with the fact that they can’t continue doing this for ever, I’ve seen them hating Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway, Nichole Kidman, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, Renée Zellweger, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Curise, Katie Holmes, Colin Farrell, Will Smith, Jennifer Garner, Megan Fox, George Clooney & the list goes on they even compete & are at war with the death ones they didn’t liked it when Heath Ledger won the award, because Heath & Brad were in the same category for the GG awards why not facing the fact, there’s nothing special about them specially when it comes to their acting, actors come & go fortunately/ unfortunately they’re going to be replaced by young & new ones (the way Brangelina replaced others at one time) it’s only natural & you can’t make an exception when it comes to Brangelina.

  27. Baholicious says:

    Angelina has no fans? That’s scraping it Ned. Of course she does: who else do you think left that flaming bag of dog poop on your front step last week?

  28. lusciouslips says:

    In Ned’s defense, Megan is hot, even if her appeal is porn-like. Hell, I’d do her, and I’m a straight chick. But do I want to watch her movies? Hell no! She cannot act – she’d better coast on her good looks while they last and make some money because they won’t last long (remember what happened to Lilo – the girl looks 40 years old now!).

  29. V says:

    They are both a couple of weirdos.