Megan Fox Refuses 'Tomb Raider 3' to Avoid Further Angelina Jolie Comparison

March 31, 2010 06:50:13 GMT

After being proposed to replace Jolie as the depicter or Lara Croft, Fox reportedly turns down the offer because she feels there is too much comparison with the 34-year-old.

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It seems that Megan Fox is very bothered to be compared with Angelina Jolie that she skipped a chance to take a big role. Following reports that Fox is the best candidate to play Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider 3", the "Transformers" star is said refusing the job because she does not want people to talk further about her likeness with Jolie, who portrayed Croft in the previous two movies.

"The offer has been on the table for Megan for a while but she's reluctantly turned it down," a movie insider says. "She's the logical choice to play Lara and she loves the character but the comparison with Angelina is too much." Since Fox has turned down the offer, the insider claims it is likely that the upcoming movie "will now star an unknown."

Back in early 2009, after rumor of Megan Fox possibly replacing Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft emerged, a representative for the 23-year-old beauty has dismissed the speculation. "She's not involved in the movie at all," the representative said as quoted by IO9.

"Tomb Raider 3" will serve as the follow-up to successful 2001 "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and 2003 "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life". Plan to make the third film was first brought into attention in 2006 but no director has been attached to the project yet.


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posted by liammassey on May 29, 2012
Angelena Jolie did the first two great and she should do the third tomb raider because it spoils a sequel when someone else plays the main charecter
posted by Lilly on Apr 14, 2012
I'm glad she turned it down, the girl can't act to save her life. Angelina should play her, but im glad they are gonna go for an unknown. It will give a fresh take on Lara. Jolie did look JUST like Lara so was a good choice. I hope they don't try to sexulise Lara by making her drop dead unrealistically gorgeous because i don't think it would be right considering the film is going to be a copy (kinda) of the new game so she is young and vulnerable. Love Tomb Raider and So glad Megan Fox turned it down. I think she did so because she knew she did not have the talent to follow in Jolie's perfect footsteps and knew people didn't like her... at least not in an acting capasity anyway, more like a page three way, mostly by men who don't care if she can act and just wanna stare blankly at her.
posted by Grasper on Mar 17, 2011
their is no way i will see this shitty movie if they dont cast Angelina, She is Lara Croft!! She made the charecter
posted by ejkefje on Feb 12, 2011
angelina jolie can act AND she is the spitting image of lara croft. megan fox has been a jolie pretender for a loooong timie now, so her reason for refusing is silly. just leave the franchise alone or go on a casting call. most of these ridiculous a list bitches can't even act and the tomb raider series has a weak storyline/script anyway. drop it and move on!
posted by Digbose on Feb 08, 2011
I am very eagarly waiting for tomb raider 3 hope it will be great.
posted by vinca on Feb 05, 2011
Rhona Mitra is even better choice in my opinion! Angie did a great job playing Lara,but Rhona is worthy succsesor! Sory for my bad english!!!!!
posted by hallly on Jan 02, 2011
Angelina was not that good as Lara, I would rather have Rhona Mitra who is the original Lara Croft Model, and a very good actress!
posted by Lol on Nov 06, 2010
My opinion is definitelly Jessica Alba!She looks like Jolie more than Meagan F.
posted by brad on Nov 06, 2010
Well well ... there isn't someone more beautifull and more sexy than JESSICA ALBA!A.Jolie is OK,but Alba is something special-she has everything people!!!
posted by Tonia on Oct 29, 2010
I think that Lin is trying to copy rhe way Jmes bond is made!!!Changed the actors now an then to make it looking fresh...he shall aplly for Bong Project and leave Lara Croft Project to a person who knows how to look after Lara! Angelina is the only Lara-How dare you saying she is old!!! Se is the only Lara and we won't watch it if Lin or another person trying to be Lara. You don't act Lara you are Lara- and Angelina IS Lara!!! All Lin does is not improving Lara he is copying other people 's idea-going back in time!!! how cheap!!! It's Angi or no more tomb Raider movies.
posted by Anna on Oct 29, 2010
Angie is thin due to all the media stress, give her som encouragment, she only need to have proper nuitrition to look the usually beauty she is, she looks much younger than she is-how can you that Dan Lin say she is too old??? She is a valuable actress and not a product to judge. If he Lin cannot undestand the vital of this role, please hand it over to someone who respect Lara Croft-as the movie will never be the same if the keyperson is changed or replaced by a different PRODUCT!!!
posted by Tom on Oct 29, 2010
Angelina is the only person who can portrait Lara. She is not too old, she has a gone through some very hard time lately, give her a chance to recover and she will be a splendid Lara you ever have seen! come on Angie
posted by Faye on Oct 26, 2010
Angelina is great as Lara, it won't be the same Tomb Raider if Angie is not Lara...therefore not worth watching!!! We want Angie as Lara...She is Lara Croft forever. Move away Megan and all the others!!!
posted by yingying on Oct 26, 2010
Angie is the original Lara Croft and nothing can replace an original. It's Angia as Lara but nobody else
posted by Lexana on Oct 26, 2010
Thank god, I hate Megan Fox movies. Not that I want anyone else but Angelina as Lara though. :(
posted by shari on Sep 09, 2010
boooo..angelina is best for lara ..its a legend character.
posted by poopsie on Aug 19, 2010
why isnt angelina doing it? She's an awefome action star?
posted by felissia on Jul 25, 2010
If Angelina Jolie is not going to be in it, and if Megan Fox doesn't want to portray the role of Lara Croft, then why not get someone that looks like Angelina Joile. Someone like Jessica ALba. She'd be prefect for the role, I'd say...if not Angelina.
posted by D on Jun 11, 2010
If Angelina isn't in it.... I'm not watching it.
posted by mandi on May 09, 2010
good the original director. chris barrie and jolie should do it. would"nt be right without them.
posted by fita on Mar 31, 2010
no offense, i have nothing against maegan, id like to give her a chance but angelina just seems irreplaceable as lara croft.
posted by me on Mar 31, 2010
yay ill watch it now. lol
posted by bunt on Mar 31, 2010
no pun intended, but she doesn't want french kiss her brother.

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