Will Megan Fox replace Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft?

British tabloids are reporting that action heroine Lara Croft is about to get her third film. The first two Lara Croft films starred Angelina Jolie, but Jolie is reportedly not being considered for the latest installment. Instead, producers are looking at Jolie-look-alike Megan Fox. Even though it’s not being reported, I remember Angelina saying several years ago that she had no interest in returning to the Lara Croft character, though I can’t find the quote now. Instead, the tabloids are making it sound as if Angelina 1.0 is being replaced against her will by Angelina 2.0. UK’s Metro has more details.

Megan Fox is being considered to take over the Tomb Raider franchise from Angelina Jolie, according to new rumours. Insiders have claimed that the stunning brunette is a “strong candidate” for the role of the sexy action heroine.

The two Tomb Raider films were panned but both were solid moneymakers, which could explain why Paramount are keen to make a third one. Jolie played an English archaeologist in search of ancient treasures – kind of like a female Indiana Jones.

The first film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider debuted at number one with $48.2 million in 2001 and is the most successful video game adaptation to date, grossing $300 million worldwide.

The sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life didn’t fare as well but made a decent profit internationally. Jolie was awarded a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the films and critics queued up to savage her acting.

Brian Mckay from eFilmCritic.com said: “Like her gaming counterpart, she’s all pretty eye candy without much of a soul or even an interesting personality.”

There’s been no official word yet from the studio on the possibility of another film based on the video popular game series.

Fox, 22, has already proved her action credentials in the live-action adaptation of Transformers. She will also be appearing in the sequel, which is released in the UK on June 26.

From Metro-UK

I’ll probably get in trouble with film aficionados, but I really enjoyed both Tomb Raider films. They’re fun, silly and the action sequences are half-decent. Plus, it’s always a bonus when a woman is helming the multi-million dollar action film, rather than some grunting man with a sidekick damsel in distress who just runs around, begging to be rescued. La Jolie pulled off her task as Lara Croft with aplomb, but I doubt Megan Fox will be able to do the same. She just doesn’t have Angelina’s… well, anything. Fox is pretty enough, but we’ve already seen the original.

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  1. Sickitten says:

    Fox is so much better looking than Jolie. It’s her bone structure. Annoys me when people say that Fox is the poor man’s Jolie. Not in the looks dept., that’s for sure. Angelina’s face is so big and masculine. I’ve never thought she was all that. When I first saw Fox, she took my breath away. I can hear the defenders now trying to argue this point. I’m just saying about looks, nothing else.

  2. robyne says:

    that’l be cool because she’s beautiful. it’s just that when you hear megan fox, she’s like a person with nothing inside. you hear her on interview and you said to yourself she sounded like an airhead and gets disappointed with the idea of her. can somebody else play tomb raider instead? i have this idea that the actress should have a character not just in film but as well out of it to capture the essence of tomb raider.

  3. Baholicious says:

    It’s not like she’s wanting to play Desdemona here, Laura Croft is a video game character. Perfect for Megan Fox: one-dimensional flash.

  4. prissa says:

    I agree with robyne. Megan is a pretty face sure and will probably look tremendously hot in the role, but there is no substance there. I mean, yeah, it’s an action role, but an actress has to have some type of acting chops to keep the viewer interested. Megan has the personality of clay doh.

  5. prissa says:

    Or is it Play doh – humph, dull either way. *shrug* BTW – I LOVE MY SPAGETTI CAT GRAVATAR! YEA!! SPAGETTI CAT!!!

  6. Baholicious says:

    Prissa, I too am loving Spaghetti Cat (D-Listed’s Hot Slut of the Year, wasn’t it?)*smile*

  7. Sickitten says:

    I, personally voted for abandoned couch.

  8. Sickitten says:

    Recent comments is busted. Says recent posts. Could CB please move the recent comments higher up on the page and not to the lower right?

  9. Izzy says:

    I’ll miss Jolie in the role. Fox is ok but Jolie brought that sultry cockiness that made the role fun to watch.

  10. Celebitchy says:

    @Sickitten – We were told by the server company that the “recent comments” and comment editing feature were the reason the server was failing during peak times and needed to be rebooted so often. With those features off, it’s performing well and isn’t going down at all. We’ll look into other ways to replace them but for now it’s worth turning them off and having the server remain on and stable. I’m sorry about that!

  11. geronimo says:

    Ta for bringing that up, sickitten, thought it was just some glitch affecting me and not anyone else. Pity, really like the ‘recent comments’ feature.

  12. jess says:

    oh i hope she doesnt get it….it would complete her obvious attempt to be angelina

  13. Trillion says:

    The thought of Fox affecting a British accent is making me cringe. Angelina’s was frankly intolerable to me.

  14. jess says:

    *edit* sick kitten- she’s called a poor man’s angelina because she comes off as unintelligent and trashy in her interviews and on the red carpet.

    oh and i used to think she was gorgeous until she got her nose and lips done. something about it totally ruined her for me (a first, since good plastic surgery doesnt usually bother me). Also, she always looks like she was dipped in a vat of grease. *shudder*

  15. Wonder Woman says:

    Alright first of all, most people commenting have never even played tumb raider so they dont really care about this movie perios, second, megan fox is pretty however cant act for shit, third: in tomb raider megan has to do more then just bend over and look into a car shell actully have to some athletic things I highly doubt she can do

  16. doodahs says:

    Megan Fox had a nose like me before she got it all tweaked.. should I be seeing a doctor? Is my nose not in style?

  17. barneslr says:

    Prissa, I love Spaghetti Cat too…I even have a stuffed doll of him on my desk at work…;)!

  18. LauraLynn says:

    Fox IS a true Fox…the woman is drop dead gorgeous! She’s perfect to play Lara Croft, Tomb Raider! I think Jolie’s personality and quirks overshadow her true looks for some…if you look at photos of her with her companion, you will notice that her head size is considerably larger, her jaw is very large and square, and she has a bottom “over-bite” meaning her chin sticks way out from her profile. All Jolie has going for her is one terific roll playing a woman in mental hospital which was a breeze for her, no acting invovled. As for the so called popularity, i think it’s how she sells herself in the tabs….she has a publicity machine that keeps her bad girl image going, while she pretends to be innocent of the releases….works for her….

  19. Annie says:

    The thought of Fox affecting a British accent is making me cringe. Angelina’s was frankly intolerable to me.

    Yea. I’m sorry, I have to agree here. I don’t see Fox being able to pull off anything other than being a trampy flashy whore.

    And you know, I actually like her. LOL. I just think she has no acting talent and she’s really only where she is because she’s super hot and she provides very good soundbytes. (ie: “I love sex. I want it all the time.” “Oh yea, I used to have the biggest crush on this stripper”)

    Bla bla.

    And agreed, she’s the poor man’s Angie because she’s the trash version, who couldn’t formulate an articulate sentence to save her life. Hate on AJ all ya like, but you can’t deny she does some good in the world.

    But if we’re talking aesthetics, I think it’s debatable. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder right? Fox alwaysalways looks trampy to me, HOT, but trampy. But hey, that’s my opinion.

  20. Because I Say So says:

    I feel ya’ on the British accent thing. Angie Jo’s was horrendous, and I doubt this greasy stick of broccoli (aka as Porn Fox) would do much better. Next!

  21. meow mix says:

    I love Spagetti Cat!
    I agree with Kaiser. I actually liked the Tomb Raider movies. Megan Fox is just not interesting as a person. She seems very vacant.

  22. vdantev says:

    Why not ? She’s sculpting herself to look like AJ. I’m with trillion on this one.

  23. viper says:

    yyyyyye NO!!!!! That would be the stupiest move EVER. Megan would NEVER be able to full off that kind of a role withher dead eyes and frozen features.

  24. A.J. says:

    Rojo Caliente was robbed by Spaghetti Cat!

  25. FF says:

    Give it to Jolie – I don’t care what they offer to get her to do it – the woman needs to gain weight again.

  26. ChristinaX says:

    All Megan Fox is required to do is wear revealing outfits and bend over.

    At least you can call Angelina Jolie charismatic. Megan Fox sounds like she has a 9th grade education.

    I just want her to disappear already.

  27. Codzilla says:

    A.J.: Hell no! Spaghetti Cat OWNS Rojo.

  28. morgs says:

    Still brings tears to my eyes that the hotness that is Rojo Caliente didn’t win. I’ll take the Rojo sexy over the kitty any day.

  29. Christina says:

    this girl is seriously hot… she does seem like she doesn’t have much else other than her sex appeal to offer though… are she and that brian green guy still together?

  30. andy says:

    She might not be the next Lara Croft but I’m looking forward to seeing her in the new Transformers movie…

  31. Kevin says:

    AJ may not get to reprise her role as Lara Croft but she may be considered for a new super hero role as “Super Baby Mama”.

  32. A.J. says:

    Codzilla: Oh no you di-in’t! 🙂

  33. RAN says:

    Oh I don’t know… I think she just may work very well. I actually liked the Tomb Raider series also, and I (believe it or not) actually liked Jolie in them. She’s not the greatest actress in the world, but I liked her in that role.

    Megan Fox may do just as well. I thought she was boring in Transformers, but everyone was distracted by her beauty, not her acting.

  34. Keekee says:

    Another one dimensional role for a starlet with limited talent to play. First AJ, now MF. I don’t see the problem, it’s perfect casting for either. For the record I think MF is much better looking if we’re going on looks alone. They’re pretty interchangeable in the talent department, AJ was not considered A list until she married Pitt. Talk about a tool.

  35. Ash says:

    Yeah, it’s the accent thing. Well, and the acting thing. Fox needs to prove herself first before taking on anything more than Transformers eye candy. I think she’s beautiful and she is an alright actor. But..eh….

  36. Monalicious says:

    Spaghetti Cat is awesome!!!!

    How many D-Listers are here, anyway???

    Stand up if you are a “slut”!!!!

  37. DD says:

    I don’t see how Fox keeps getting compared to Angelina.
    She’s beautiful but not a fierce beauty like Angelina was up till about 2 or 3 years ago.

  38. ChristinaX says:

    I am a D-Lister.

    I go by a different name on there though. I don’t know, I’m relatively unknown on there among the members.

    I think Megan Fox is slutty pretty. The type of pretty that only seems unattainable but really isn’t.

  39. ANONYMUS says:

    angelina’s clone

  40. Whyy says:

    Megan Fox has a porn face while Angelina’s is stunning. Fox would be perfect for the role is she can pull off the action sequences.

  41. Codzilla says:

    A.J.: Oh, ‘choo know I did! *pulling razors from hair*

    I’m a Dlister, for sure. But I generally skip the comments.

  42. A.J. says:

    Same. I love me some Michael K, but the comments are just too much.

    Having said that, VIVA LA ROJO

  43. Hope says:

    @ChristinaX it’s funny that you mention she sounds like she has a ninth grade education — she is a high school dropout. So her “acting” career and her looks are like it for her. I like her looks, of course, I loved the dark hair and bright eyes looks for many years, starting with Jennifer Connelly.

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  45. Kayla says:

    I’m liking Justin Bieber’s style.It’s too bad about his music is so generic.