Is Megan Fox the next Buffy?

Nothing could be worse than a Whedon-less remake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you proclaimed (with a bunch of “OMG”s and “!!!”s and “WTF”s).

And maybe you’re right; maybe nothing could be worse — but I guess that all depends on how you feel about Megan Fox.

AE reader Lynne Jamneck tipped us off that Cinefools is reporting that everyone’s favorite reformed giant motorcycle-riding lesbian-turned-anti-bisexual bisexual is in talks to become the next Buffy Summers.

Whoa, hey: put down that stake! It’s just a rumor.

Of course, it’s a rumor that seems to give New Buffy producer Roy Lee tingles in his happy place. Lee told this afternoon:

The rumors of Megan Fox being involved with Buffy are just rumors. As with any film project with a female lead under the age of 30, Megan is the actress that most studios want so it is no surprise her name is mentioned. While I think she would be great for our project, we are still in the early stages of developing the script.

You kind of want to thank for clearing up the speculation, but, well, they’re the ones that got this ball rolling in the first place. Last week they posted a Buffy casting couch, where they tossed out names of actresses worthy to take over the iconic role. While they had some truly inspired choices like Amanda Seyfried, Emma Watson and Michelle Trachtenberg, they reserved their highest praise for Fox:

However, if we’re talking about obvious, look no further than IGN favourite Megan Fox. The ridiculously sexy actress shot to fame as Mikaela Banes, the object of Shia LeBeouf’s affections in Transformers, pouting and punching her way into the hearts and minds of males all over the globe. Can she act? Looks like we’ll find out in the forthcoming horror Jennifer’s Body, in which she plays… wait for it… a possessed cheerleader. Should the film succeed, expect her to be the hot favourite to play Buffy mark three.

Just to recap their appraisal: “Can Megan Fox act? Boobs, boobs, boobs, let her be Buffy!”

But does Fox think she’d make a good Buffy? Let’s just run down some of her own opinions to see.

“I resent having to prove that I’m not a retard.” — Esquire, June 2009

“Well, I’m clearly not ugly.” — Entertainment Weekly, June 2009.

“I’m just really confident sexually, and I think that sort of oozes out of my pores. It’s just there. It’s something I don’t have to turn on.” — Elle, June 2009

“I’ve done one movie. And it’s not a movie I want to stand on as far as acting ability goes. I mean, I’m not going to win an Oscar anytime soon. I’m not Meryl Streep.” — GQ, October 2008

But Megan, what if I just think you should learn a little discretion when it comes to that mouth?

“I come across as confident and [women] assume that means that I think I’m hot s–t. And that makes them feel bad about themselves and so they hate me.” — Entertainment Weekly June 2009

OK, then!

In all fairness, Megan Fox is attractive, and she’s got the green-screen-acting thing down. But Buffy, really? I’m not buying it.

What do you think about Megan Fox tackling the role of Buffy Summers? And if New Buffy really is going to happen (and it looks like it is), who would you choose to lead the gang (if not Fox)?