Megan Fox Cast in Both Jonah Hex and Fathom Adaptation
by Alex Billington
March 4, 2009
Whether you like her or not, Megan Fox is unqestionably one of the most well-known young actresses in Hollywood. She's appearing in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Jennifer's Body this year, but what's next for the 22-year-old actress? Fox has signed on to star in Jonah Hex alongside of Josh Brolin and John Malkovich in Warner Brothers' adaptation of the DC Comics series. But that's not her only comic book movie role! Fox has also signed on to star and develop a feature adaptation of Fathom, the comic book series from artist Michael Turner that was the inspiration for his publisher - Aspen Comics.
In Jonah Hex, Fox will play Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and love interest of Hex, a disfigured bounty hunter who is tracking down a voodoo practitioner that wants to raise an army of undead to liberate the South. Jimmy Hayward will direct that adaptation starting in April for a August 6th, 2010 release. In Fathom, Fox will play the lead character Aspen, who learns she is a member of a race of aquatic humanoids who possess the ability to control water. That adaptation is being written by Jordan Mechner, the creator of the Prince of Persia video game who just got a start writing screenplays with the Prince of Persia movie.
I'm one of those guys that is not only attracted to Megan Fox, but I don't mind that she's not a great actress. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy seeing her on the big screen, and loved her in Transformers, although I decided to skip How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. Both of these adaptation sound awesome and I'm happy to see Megan Fox join them. I don't know enough about Fathom to say I'm too excited for it yet, but I've been looking forward to Jonah Hex since it was first announced. It should be great seeing her in both. Here's to hoping she continues to up the ante and improve her acting as time goes on. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 24 Comments
Well the hotness factor goes up. Not that great of an actress tho.
skywarp on Mar 4, 2009
She is a babe there is no doubt about that, i am glad for her about these two movies.Hope she portrays the roles right. There also have been rumors about her playing Cassandra Hack from the "Hack/Slash" comic book...I hope this is true.
Fisherr on Mar 4, 2009
I would not dismiss her acting ability so fast. In fact the movie that you decided to skip - How to Lose Friends, can show you exactly what I mean. And no one gets a role in Karyn Kusama's movie (Jennifer's Body) just for pretty eyes. Acting performance depends a lot on the character's description in the script and dialogs, not something that 'arthouse' director Michael Bay is known for. So if Transformers is the only source for your information about her acting skills - well, you gonna be surprised how wrong you are. And Megan maybe not Sarah Polley, but for these kinda movies she doesn't have to be. Cheers.
Nekrosoma on Mar 4, 2009
See, I don't mind her acting as much as some people. Sure, she has alot to learn, but god damn. All I know is that Megan Fox + Scantily Clad = Bathroom time. ...'nuff said
Silence on Mar 4, 2009
Megan Fox is freaking hot but apart from that, her acting is not great she has not proven to anyone that she can act. all of her roles are all the same been a freaking SEX KITTEN. everytime i look at her im thinking how come shes not doing PORNOS lol. anyway made she might prove me wrong with Jonah Hex movie but im still not sure about it. also the person whos directing Jonah Hex is Jimmy Hayward this guy never direct a live action movie his a freaking animator. look at what he has done on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0371755/ the screen writters for Jonah Hex is Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor these guys aint good screen writters. it seems to me Jonah Hex will turn into a EPIC FAIL comicbook movie.
filmkid on Mar 4, 2009
Honestly, I haven't seen enough of her acting to really judge how talented she is. However, I've seen more than enough of her to know how hot she is. I suspect that the hotness will be enough given all the talent that John Malkovich and Josh Brolin bring to Johah Hexx. I never let myself get too excited about comic book movies, but I'm pretty optimistic that this one will be good. I also think that Jonah Hexx will translate well on the big screen. Having said that, I thought that Ghost Rider would too...
melvis316 on Mar 4, 2009
I dont get why this girl is suppose to be so hot. There is nothin about her that makes her stand out from any other chick. She doesnt have big tits, shes dumb as a door knob, her acting sucks, and shes got one of those birth defect knub thumbs on her right hand!! Disgusting! And even if I was turned on by this chick and I had her in bed ready to pounce, once I saw that knub thumb I would totally go limp!! Pamela Anderson she is NOT!!! And while Im here, shut up melvis you nerd!
Jerry Seinfeld on Mar 4, 2009
have to say she was my favorite part of Transformers... and not for her acting... 😛
dave13 on Mar 4, 2009
Megan Fox is dumb she got her ex-boyfriend name on her body how stupid is she
terry on Mar 4, 2009
If megan fox is going to be starring in a fathom movie, then i'm gonna be going to the movie theaters on opening night just to see her naked, in a fathom movie, because i bet she is extremely sexy while shes naked, and i bet she knows it too!=)...
Sean on Mar 4, 2009
#6 I totally agree with you.. People like you guys is why Hollywood is so messed up right now. TOO MANY BAD ACTRESSES has a job mainly because horny people like you guys support them. She is so bad, and was the worst part of transformers.
Leon on Mar 4, 2009
She is banking off her hottness right now which is smart. She's not a good actress and once the new hot star comes along she will be forgotten fast. This is a smart move for her.
Craig on Mar 4, 2009
Sorry I gotta agree here, I think the acting skills of Fox aren't there yet. She is just another pretty face in Hollywood. She is a pretty face that HAS potential though no doubt. Hopefully these two movies will show acting skills instead of hotness skills.
Curtis G on Mar 4, 2009
It's weird - she has this mystique, like she really aknowledges her sexy looks and yet wants to be known for more than that. And yet - she doesn't demonstrate any deep emotional acting canon. She's like a post-modern hot-girl actress or something - self aware to the point of making you question yourself for questioning her substance. Hah! I wonder how Kiersten Dunst got along w/ her. They're girly girls so probably fine. But seriously - Josh Brolin's a very un-Hollywood dude, and Malcovich's sexuality's questionable. It just seems like they could cast an actress of more substance, considering both of those guys are Oscar contenders. And Jennifer's Body? Yesh, very post-modern, self aware title. And I'll say I think post modern self awareness is kind of a hollow excuse for substance, these days... But she's hot. Damn!
My Eyes Say Yeah but my brain says ... I DUNNO! on Mar 4, 2009
This announcement just ruined my expectations for the Fathom movie. An Aspen would be much better played by someone who can act. Beit Megan Fox does resemble Aspen physically - but I'm too worried about what her acting will do for the movie. Hopefully they don't give her too many lines.
Linda on Mar 4, 2009
DUDE, Fathom is a great comic I have like the first 10 issues, she would actually be perfect, plus its a comic book movie so even if shes not the best actress who gives a rats ass, shell do the part justice believe me.
Richard on Mar 4, 2009
DUDE, Fathom is a great comic I have like the first 10 issues, she would actually be perfect, plus its a comic book movie so even if shes not the best actress who gives a rats ass, shell do the part justice believe me. You guys all sound like idiots, shes got potential, shes not that good yet, so what, Jonah Hex and Fathom are not The Reader, this is the perfect venue for her to get better, first and foremost she gets to kick ass and look hot, while she gets better at acting, pull your heads out.
Richard on Mar 4, 2009
my brother has collected Fathom and Aspen comics for awhile - the content is good just hope they can pull it off, as for Fox as Aspen looks-wise why not, lets hope she can carry it off as well.
kee on Mar 4, 2009
she is hot as hell, but I really don't see her as the next Meryl Streep
Ryan on Mar 4, 2009
not the greatest actress in the world,but i don't watch megan fox films for her acting.(i just want to smash her backdoor in,that fucking little fuck machine.)sorry about that,thinking out loud again. can't wait for both films specially jonah hex (josh brolin perfect).
zetsu on Mar 4, 2009
Why the hell are they picking up the lamest comics to make into movies? Fathom? Come the fuck on. It's great that they're doing movies based on comics, but they're just making fucking superhero movies. It's retarded. Here's this perfect chance to spend quite a small amount and make some really really good movies with lower budgets that aren't about superheros (lots of comics aren't about guys in spandex dodging bullets and punching people, you know...). They're running out of decent superhero books to do, and instead of getting OTHER kinds of books to make films out of, now they're turning to the shitty, third-rate superhero books instead. The same shit that killed the comics industry is going to eventually kill the comics movie industry. They'll over-saturate the market with this garbage and no one will want to see the shit anymore.
Squiggly on Mar 4, 2009
Jonah Hex is not a spandex-clad superhero. He has no super powers. Not all comic book characters are superheroes. I think this is a great genre for film. It always has been. Its not like this is a new thing. Also, what exactly does "smash her back door in" mean? Those sound like scary rape words to me.
ox on Mar 23, 2009
She is SO bad...I'm sorry but if you read the article that she claimed she "didnt want to be famous for her sexiness but for her acting skills" well then she wouldnt be famous at all..(that was laughable)but we all know shes a huge hypocrit who says stuff to get attention and half of it doesnt make sense at all. if you dont want to be the famous sex symbol, dont be on every mens magazine cover half naked and take stupid movies like jennifers body which is pretty much about a zombie girl who feeds off men... Shes hot but guess what? Theyre are other actors just as hot who can actually ACT (scarlette johanson)..and many more out there that could actually act. The only reason she is famous is her hotness because I just saw transformers 2 and i loved the movie but she was so bad in it,. Im so sick of seeing articles about her beign bisexual or whatever stupid thing shes cooked up for attention....get over it, you're not an actor, you're a sex symbol. That's it.
megan on Jun 29, 2009
There are so many pretty girls who actually can act already and want it so bad but just aren't as lucky...this girl is so bad, can't act and never will be able to...she was a model who wanted to be famous...stick to modelling and stupid ditz roles, i agree the only roles she can do is sex kitten roles where she is a dumb pretty girl, she cant do anything real.
Lila on Jun 29, 2009
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