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Granted, Michael Bay’s “Transformers 3″ is not exactly going to be the height of acting showcase no matter how you slice it (Giant friggin robots fighting, folks. That’s what the franchise is about.) But in less than a day after news broke that Megan Fox will not be reprising her hot chick in hot pants role (I forgot the character’s name; she did have one, right?) in the third “Transformers” movie, some names have surfaced as possible replacements, including British lass of the hour, Gemma Arterton (above), who The Wrap claims has met with Bay and is currently the frontrunner to land the female lead.
Meanwhile, there are other names being bandied about, including three supermodels: Bar Refaeli, Miranda Kerr and Brooklyn Decker. I have no idea if any of these ladies can act, but honestly, the role doesn’t exactly require a whole lot of acting chops, and a pretty face (and God-given hot bod) is certainly not going to disqualify them one bit.
So there you have it, folks: as of right now, the popular choices going around the Interwebs to replace Megan Fox in “Transformers 3″ is either Gemma Arterton, a pretty enough British actress who can act, and three supermodels, including one Israeli, one Australian, and one American who may or may not be able to act their way out of a wet paper bag.
Being a warm-blooded American patriot, I’m rooting for the American supermodel. Plus, Brooklyn Decker (below) just sounds like a badass name for a character in a movie about giant fighting robots from outer space. As such, they could even just use her real name in the movie. That’s, like, two pluses right there, right?
Meanwhile, in sour grapes news, Megan Fox’s people has released a statement that says it was she who walked away from “Transformers 3″. Yeah, Megan, that and two bucks will get you a free trip to my basement. My parents aren’t home on Tuesdays.
But hey, I want to be fair. Here’s Miranda Kerr (first pic below) and Bar Refaeli (second pic) to make their claims for the role: