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Megan Fox Is Protective Over Michael Turner's Fathom

Will she still star in the movie?


Megan Fox has a deep love for Michael Turner's Fathom.  Fathom first appeared in 1998.  There has been talk about adapting the comic into a movie for the past six months.  Megan Fox's name has been at the top of the list as far as starring as Aspen Matthews, the lead character.  Aspen allegedly went so far as to have an image with Megan's likeness made (seen to the left).
 
According to MTV, Fox's love for the character and series began at an early age.  She said she grew up reading the comic and found similarities with her that she "took safety in."
 
Even though actual production hasn't started yet (Fox says a script has been written and the studio is making notes on it), Fox is protective over how it gets made.

I want someone who loves her and loves the comic to play her. It doesn't have to be me, but I just didn't know of any actresses at the time who loved the comic or even knew about it. So I was sort of fiercely protective of it, because I didn't want it played by someone who doesn't give a s---.

I hate to say that part of understands where she is coming from.  Playing 'superhero' roles has been a recent desire for many Hollywood actors.  While having a competent actor in key roles is crucial, I feel that they should have some knowledge over the role they may be taking on.  I'm not saying they have to be an obsessive fanboy but they should at least know what makes the character tick.  Taking on a role of a well known character shouldn't be just another job for them.  If someone is going to breathe life into a character, it helps to know more than what the lines on a script might tell them.
 
As far as a Fathom movie, I can't say that I have a firm opinion on who should play Aspen.  I suppose Megan bears some similarities to Aspen.  If things work out with her schedule and the studio's, perhaps she could put her enthusiasm into the character.
 
What are your thoughts?  Are you following Aspen's adventures?  Do you think Megan has the acting skills to play the role?  Do you think Megan has the power to manipulate water like Aspen (I'm not sure what similarities she was insinuating they shared)?  Do you think movie-goers will flock to see this movie?

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Edited by crazed_h3ro

she can play the part ...shes sexy as hell and got the body for it. Lets see what happens...or there just not ging to do it...just me saying. 
First? first time yes!
Posted by RaptorFratBoy

I have zero knowledge of "Fathom" other than it stars a very attractive, tall brunette woman.
 
So yeah, Megan, go for it...

Posted by xerox_kitty

I'm glad that she has a passion for the character, and for Michael Turner's work.  However, I haven't read Fathom in years and don't see anything from Aspen that proves they aren't another Top Cow clone.

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Posted by Archetype

So she feels the way about Aspen that most people feel about Wonder Woman.

Posted by HaloKing343

Damn, she's kinda pissy isn't she? That girl's got attitude.

Posted by jloneblackheart

other examples of actors who loved the character they played
 
Ben Affleck as Daredevil
Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider
 
Still doesn't mean the movie will be any good

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Posted by Ellocobruja

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Posted by goldenkey

It's just another chick fighting movie......................................................stupid
Posted by Green ankh

big f'ing deal. never cared about Fathom still dont and Fox being part of it...i'll pass.
Posted by Darkchild

I am glad that the visually brain dead Megan fox has read an loves Fathom as much as us the fans do, but im still skeptical in the movie turning out anything more than mediocre

Posted by ARMIV

WOW,she's die hard for this part.

Posted by Namor1987

She sucks I hate her & want her to go play in freeway traffic & is the most overrated overused piece of eye candy averafge white girl garbage this side of the planet. That being said Id prefer Angelina Jolie or Rhona Mitra play the part
Posted by TheBug

Megan Fox a fangirl. Who da thunk it?
Posted by MrCipher
@jloneblackheart:
great point!
Posted by NightFang
@TheBug said:
"Megan Fox a fangirl. Who da thunk it? "
Posted by FoxxFireArt

Perhaps we have been to harsh on Megan Fox. I'm quite impressed how protective she is of a character she enjoys.
I'm betting the majority of us are protective of characters we enjoy if they are being treated poorly. This does explain how she knew the name Michael Turner a while back in an interview.

Posted by Grifter21

Lets be honest here, she probably never heard of Fathom until someone brought it to her attention that people said she looks like her. Megan is an awful actress.

Posted by Bruce Vain

If I recall correctly before Turner sadly passed away, he said he wanted Megan Fox to play her. So as far as I'm concerned you respect that man's wishes.
Posted by mario_nblc

When did he say that?  
Im a HUGE fan of Michaels and i never read anything about him wanting Fox to play that role. Interesting ...   the plot thickens!
Posted by Media_Master

This interview sounds like a set up so she can get the role.

Posted by Anderson: Agent of SMITH


I have to say, she does kind of look like she was drawn by Michael Turner. I've never read Fathom, and I would probably not see the movie, but she seems like a nice enough fit. I kind of assumed she was going to play Aspen.

But the bigger question is if they can make a movie about this water-themed character who is not very well-known, then why not base a movie around a more mainstream ocean dweller, like Namor (with clothes) or Aquaman (with balls)? I'd be more likely to watch a well-made Aquaman movie, despite the fact that I barely know the character, than a... a movie about... about Megan Fox... in a... a bathingsuit...      

Posted by Bruce Vain
@mario_nblc:
it was on iesb.net when he was talking about him talking to the studios and saying who he would like to see play her.
Edited by Grim

....does anyone else think Megan just started studying comics and stuff recently to get the comics fans to like her?
 i mean, most jock guys have always loved her, but the diff between her and ladies like Hayden, 
Kristen Bell,  and Angelina was that the nerds and geeks HATED Megan. Between her stupid remarks about WonderWoman, her lack of tolerance for wit and dry humor, we just couldn't get properly boned-up over the bitch.
 but now shes over here dropping comics creators names out of the blue, and announcing she grew up on certain b-list comics (apparently she never touched any of the big shit, but she was into Gen13 and Fathom? GTFO).
 i just don't buy it. i think the newest member of her PR staff told her to memorize some names and titles so she could get more roles in the ever expending comic movie explosion.
not fooled.....

Posted by Vance Astro

People are only going to see this to see her half naked anyway.

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Posted by Fleonix

HMMMMmm...... I Don't hate Megan Fox.....but i would realy like her to be interviewed more thoroughly about her comic knowledge and the Comics she claims to have read.  Because if she's dropping names.... especialy Gen-13 which i reall liked i wont be to happy.... Comic Vine should Interview her. What do you guys and gals think.??????

Posted by LastSon1027

As far as I knew she was already signed to play Aspen.

Posted by The Sharp Dressed Lady
@Namor1987 said:
" She sucks I hate her & want her to go play in freeway traffic & is the most overrated overused piece of eye candy averafge white girl garbage this side of the planet. That being said Id prefer Angelina Jolie or Rhona Mitra play the part "
Proof you're not from this side of the planet. 
 
@Bruce Vain said:
" If I recall correctly before Turner sadly passed away, he said he wanted Megan Fox to play her. So as far as I'm concerned you respect that man's wishes. "
That's a very good point. 
 
Posted by Namor1987
@The Sharp Dressed Lady said:
" @Namor1987 said:
" She sucks I hate her & want her to go play in freeway traffic & is the most overrated overused piece of eye candy averafge white girl garbage this side of the planet. That being said Id prefer Angelina Jolie or Rhona Mitra play the part "
Proof you're not from this side of the planet. 
 
@Bruce Vain said:
" If I recall correctly before Turner sadly passed away, he said he wanted Megan Fox to play her. So as far as I'm concerned you respect that man's wishes. "
That's a very good point.   "
But she really is overused & overrated plus nothing she says makes me believe shes a genuine comic fan & this role should go to someone better looking & more qualiifed. Why not Biel or Dushku or w/e her name is
Posted by Precise

Honestly i care more about who plays Killian (villain in the Fathom series). In my opinion he's the more interesting character in the whole comic, sort of like the Magneto of marvel.

Posted by kronos91
"
other examples of actors who loved the character they played
 
Ben Affleck as Daredevil
Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider
 
Still doesn't mean the movie will be any good " 

Word! And ryan reynolds with Deadpool.@jloneblackheart:
Posted by Precise
@kronos91 said:

" "
other examples of actors who loved the character they played
 
Ben Affleck as Daredevil
Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider
 
Still doesn't mean the movie will be any good " 

Word! And ryan reynolds with Deadpool.@jloneblackheart: "

To my knowledge Affleck isn't that loving towards Daredevil nowadays..
 
Quote:  "By playing a superhero in Daredevil, I have inoculated myself from ever playing another superhero. ... Wearing a costume was a source of humiliation for me and something I wouldn't want to do again soon."
Posted by AngelFrost

I don't think she has the acting ability whatsoever to play Aspen .... but as for looks, she looks perfect as Aspen, exactly like her and would look hot in a swimsuit.

Posted by Vance Astro
@AngelFrost said:
" I don't think she has the acting ability whatsoever to play Aspen .... but as for looks, she looks perfect as Aspen, exactly like her and would look hot in a swimsuit. "
You say this as if anyone knows who Aspen is.They should be lucky anyone is playing her.
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Posted by AngelFrost
@Vance Astro said:
" @AngelFrost said:
" I don't think she has the acting ability whatsoever to play Aspen .... but as for looks, she looks perfect as Aspen, exactly like her and would look hot in a swimsuit. "
You say this as if anyone knows who Aspen is.They should be lucky anyone is playing her. "
Well they obviously do if they are commenting on this thread .....
Posted by geraldthesloth

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Posted by 00 Raiser

God Bless Megan Fox! She actually read the comic books and probably is still following the series so she has the right to play Aspen.

Posted by grimreaper1980

all i can say is good luck

Posted by Dark Sprite

I don't have any harsh feelings for Megan, but I think she is faking, probably getting paid to promote Gen13 and Fathom.
Posted by Noctis

I think she should get the role. After all she care a lot about "Michael Turner's Fathom" and she even looks like, Aspen Matthews.

Posted by BonniiRose

over my dead body will i sit back and let that fucking moran play Aspen! Aspen Matthews is a strong, smart and beautiful women.. not a trashy whore!  
I pray this movie doesnt go ahead. 
I would like people to think of Michael Turner when they think of Aspen, Not a brain head slut.  
   

Posted by Crom-Cruach

If Megan truly cared about Fathom like she claims she does, she would not be trying so hard to play in that movie, as she would know she's not the actress to play in such a movie. She has nottalent whatsoever and it would be a great disservice to such a great series to have the main lead played by such a poor actress.

Posted by Vance Astro
@BonniiRose said:
"

over my dead body will i sit back and let that fucking moran play Aspen! Aspen Matthews is a strong, smart and beautiful women.. not a trashy whore!  
I pray this movie doesnt go ahead. 
I would like people to think of Michael Turner when they think of Aspen, Not a brain head slut.  
   

"
First of all..If the writers want her to play Aspen..she will and there is nothing YOU can do about it. 
Second..what makes Megan Fox a trashy whore? You know her personally? You know how many guys she slept with? 
Brain Dead Slut? Name calling against someone you don't even know? How cool is that?
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Posted by BonniiRose

@Vance Astro: 

Maybe the name calling was a bit harsh and i am aware there is nothing i can do about it.

 

I feel that Megan carries herself in a trashy way and i just dont like or respect her.  Shes a shit house actress and if she wasn't hot you wouldnt be defending her.    
I love Aspen and have her tattooed on me, nothing would infuriate me more than being stopped by people and asked if it was Megan Fox on my leg.    
I just hope they leave it as is.... perfect!
I am not discussing this further obviously you have your opinions and i have mine.

   

Posted by Tomokata

I don't mind her in movies so much, but considering she couldn't have given less than a crap about Transformers, I find it somewhat hypocritical of her that she's so insistent about passion regarding this.  Oh, so if it's important to her, people who are in movies based on other genres must give a snot.  If it's not, so what.  Got it.

Posted by Vance Astro
@BonniiRose said:

I am not discussing this further obviously you have your opinions and i have mine.

I actually didn't give you my opinion at all.I just didn't get why you were going in on Megan calling her a whore and a brain dead slut when you don't know her.You may not like her as an actress but all that is unnecessary.
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Posted by BonniiRose
@Vance Astro:
do you know her? how do you know that she isn't? 
 
this conversation is unnecessary.
Posted by mario_nblc

I hope she wont play the part, because if she will the movie will go straight to DVD. ... Damn take some acting lessons! .. and this is comming from someone who actually likes her,
Edited by mighty dude

Well she certainly looks like a  Aspen Matthews .
Posted by Mediant

I'm very mixed about this. Fathom is one of my favorite series. That said, I don't think Aspen is a great character. She is, to me, one of the least interesting bits of the series. I think that could actually work in Megan's favor. Aspen is not a very complexed part, which would be good for Megan Fox, since she's not a very good actress (you could even say she's a bad actress). That, combined with that fact that she does share one of the greatest resemblances of a a real person to a comic book character I've ever seen, could make her acceptable in this role... maybe. 
I'm betting this film will get made, so one day we'll get to see for ourselves.

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt
@Namor1987:
ummmmm wow, thats umm pretty harsh