Posted on 04 March 2009.
The sinewy, newly single (supposedly), and sexy (pretty universal there, although fellow The Film Nest writer Machinegunrap unconvincingly tries to deny it) star of the Transformers franchise Megan (don’t call me Vivica A.) Fox is apparently making her way into two comic book roles. Though, neither is the seemingly desired Wonder Woman role that fanboys have been clamoring for. Yahoo! (whose stock needs a bump) reports that Megan will assist Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex before starring in and developing(!) Fathom. They break it down like this:
In “Hex,” 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. The movie is preparing for a shoot in April, with Jimmy Hayward directing.
“Fathom,” a comic created by recently deceased artist Michael Turner , follows a young woman named Aspen who learns she is a member of a race of aquatic humanoids who possess the ability to control water. Fox, a fan of the comic since its 1998 debut, will receive a producer credit…
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That is some serious clout that the internet sensation has going on. I’ll be honest, they both sound like pretty cool roles for her, especially with her Angelina Jolie-esqe aspirations that she so readily confesses. Jolie starred in Wanted last year and “Hex” has her handling a gun, which fanboys will undoubtedly be gaga over, so the parallels there are obvious.
“Hex” sounds like a cool movie. With John Malkovich and Brolin on board, that is a nice sounding cast going on there. Malkovich is exemplary at playing crooked, off beat characters and Brolin became a star in the Coen’s No Country For Old Men, before blowing up in Milk and W last year. I like the sound of Fox as his younger girlfriend, it is good, edgy casting.
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Fathom, on the other hand, sounds like a bit of a passion project for the young starlet. I don’t really know anything about the comic book, but the ability to control water sounds like an interesting concept. Considering many internet freaks consider her to be able to walk on water, the casting makes sense. An “aquatic humanoid” doesn’t sound like a role requiring a Chekov level of acting skill, but even so, its likely a good role for her. The question is, would it end up going the Jennifer Garner in Elektra route or could it achieve a Jolie in Tomb Raider status. All remains to be seen. Fill in your thoughts below, we expect them to be plentiful. Look at how nice I am, adding an extra picture of her, just for y’all. Enjoy.