Megan Fox

Megan Fox says she wasn't dropped from Transformers 3, but rather she chose not to return.

"Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3," reps for the star told People. "It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best."

Megan Fox not returning for Transformers 3

On Wednesday, Paramount Pictures said it declined to pick up Fox's contract for the third installment. The studio did not give a reason, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, director Michael Bay is planning to take the story in a different direction and will cast a new love interest for Shia LaBeouf.

The split comes a few months after Fox's alleged dispute with cast and crew members of the second film, who wrote an open letter on Bay's website condemning Fox's behavior on set.

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Transformers 3 is set to start production this summer, while Fox can next be seen in Jonah Hex. The action film, which co-stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Will Arnett, hits theaters June 18.