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


Megan Fox


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.

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.

© AceShowbiz.com


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    liammassey
    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

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    Lilly
    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.

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    Grasper
    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

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    ejkefje
    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!

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    Digbose
    Feb 08, 2011

    I am very eagarly waiting for tomb raider 3 hope it will be great.

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    vinca
    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!!!!!

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    hallly
    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!

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    Lol
    Nov 06, 2010

    My opinion is definitelly Jessica Alba!She looks like Jolie more than Meagan F.

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    brad
    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!!!

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    Tonia
    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.

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    Anna
    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!!!

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    Tom
    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

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    Faye
    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!!!

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    yingying
    Oct 26, 2010

    Angie is the original Lara Croft and nothing can replace an original. It's Angia as Lara but nobody else

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    Lexana
    Oct 26, 2010

    Thank god, I hate Megan Fox movies. Not that I want anyone else but Angelina as Lara though. :(

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    shari
    Sep 09, 2010

    boooo..angelina is best for lara ..its a legend character.

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    poopsie
    Aug 19, 2010

    why isnt angelina doing it? She's an awefome action star?

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    felissia
    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.

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    D
    Jun 11, 2010

    If Angelina isn't in it.... I'm not watching it.

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    mandi
    May 09, 2010

    good the original director. chris barrie and jolie should do it. would"nt be right without them.

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    fita
    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.

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    me
    Mar 31, 2010

    yay ill watch it now. lol

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    bunt
    Mar 31, 2010

    no pun intended, but she doesn't want french kiss her brother.

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