Megan Fox really doesn’t need to work on her “geek” cred. Just her being one of the most attractive up-and-coming young starlets in Hollywood would be enough to warm the cockles of most genre fan’s hearts.
But her starring in the two Transformers movies pretty much enshrines her in the hall of fame of many Comic-Con goers. And her starring as a demonically possessed cheerleader in Diablo Cody’s next film, Jennifer’s Body guarantees her plaque will get a primo location in that hallowed hall.
But recent news out of Hollywood could give some the idea that Megan Fox is one of us. Could she be a comic book geek too? Signs point to yes.
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that Fox has signed on to not one, but two upcoming comic book adaptations.
First is the upcoming Jonah Hex. I’ll let THR describer her role:
…Fox will play Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and love interest of Hex (Brolin), a scarred bounty hunter tracking a voodoo practitioner (Malkovich) who wants to raise an army of undead to liberate the South.
I don’t know about you, but that plot description alone makes me want to see that movie. The fact that the cast consists of Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox makes me want to see the film NOW!
The other comic book film Fox has sign on for is the lead in the film adaptation of Aspen Comics flagship title, Fathom. Created by the late Michael Turner in 1998, the comic deals with a woman named Aspen Matthews whose ordinary, everyday life is changed forever when she finds out she is a member of an underwater race with the power to control water.
As you can see to the right, Fox bears an uncanny resemblance to the character.
According to THR, Fox will also be taking a role in the developing and shaping the property because, get this, she was a fan of the series since its 1998 debut. See, she is one of us (or at least she was).
Jonah Hex is set to hit theaters August of next year, while Fathom is still in the development stage.