Entertainment Movies Megan Fox: It Was My Decision to Leave 'Transformers' The actress seeks to squash speculation she was ousted from the action movie franchise By David Caplan and Jennifer Garcia Published on May 19, 2010 08:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Evan Agostini/AP Megan Fox is seeking to transform rumor to fact. The actress is slamming speculation she was booted from the third installment of the Transformers action film franchise. Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3,” reps for the actress, 24, tell PEOPLE. “It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best. Citing unnamed sources, Variety reports the studio and the film’s director, Michael Bay, intend to cast another actress as star Shia LaBeouf‘s love interest to move the story in a different direction. PHOTOS: Megan Fox’s Sultry Premiere StyleShooting for the film, slated for a July 2011 release, is expected to kick off this summer in locations across the U.S. Fox, meanwhile, is prepping for the June 18 release of Jonah Hex, an action film she stars in opposite Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Will Arnett.