Is Megan Fox Coming Back for ‘Transformers 4’?

NEW YORK | Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 10:03am EDT

An Instagram photo promoting the upcoming ‘Transformers 4’ hints that Megan Fox may be returning to the franchise.

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Fox was abruptly fired before production started on 2011’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” after she compared Bay to Hitler in a 2009 interview with Wonderland magazine.Photo: infacinatorinc/Flickr

Megan Fox and Michael Bay have really buried the hatchet. On the heels of Fox’s co-starring role in the Bay-produced reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” , there are reports that Fox might also appear in “Transformers 4.”

The whole speculation began after, Paramount posted the pic of a Lamborghini Aventador, that may appear in new Tranformers, to their official Instagram account with the hashtag #MeganFox.

However, the original Paramount post was deleted, but not before speculation swirled that it was an inadvertant spoiler that the 27-year-old stunner was returning to the fold for the fourth installment of the franchise that launched her career.

Then the forum’s moderator wrote: “Someone’s in trouble. It’s gonna be a long week.”

All of which could mean that Fox has a cameo appearance in “Transformers 4,” which takes place four years after the events of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

Fox, for her part, didn’t appear in the third “Transformers” film, after slamming Bay throughout the press tour for “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.”

British Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaced Fox. It didn’t seem to matter much who was in the passenger seat of Bay’s fighting robot epic since “Dark of the Moon” rumbled to $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide.

Megan Fox compared Bay to Hitler in an interview with Wonderland Magazine in 2009, that was followed by a lot of weird back-and-forth between the two.

“He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is.”

The ex-Transformers’ star continued: “So he’s a nightmare to work for, but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him.”

“She sent me a text three months ago. She said, ‘I hope you’re doing well.’ I responded, ‘Who is this?’ She goes, ‘Megan, you dork!’ I said, ‘Oh, well, thank you, hope you’re well,'” Bay told GQ in a 2011 interview about Fox’s ousting from the “Transformers” franchise.

“When you’re days and months on a set, it’s like a family. You say rude things and you make up.”

Nevertheless it is still unclear whether that means Megan Fox is actually cast in Transformers 4 (driving that car?) or somebody at Paramount just messed up.

In the time since, though, it seems that relations between Fox and her once and future director have improved. Bay cast Fox as April O’Neil, a major character in his upcoming live-action “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

The officially untitled “Transformers” sequel (or possibly reboot), which stars Mark Wahlberg, rolls into theaters on June 27, 2014, reports the NY Daily Mail.

Bay says the film will veer off into new directions but keep the important things. Translation: There will be different human actors delivering the reaction shots when Optimus Prime makes a speech or Bumblebee channels some classic Motown. In a way it’s like “Star Trek” — the crew might change but the Enterprise gets the glamor shots, writes Gamma Squad.

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