Just when you thought Megan Fox couldn’t possibly get any more perfect (she likes action movies and plays Guitar Hero and is pretty like a sunset), along comes the news that she’s signed on to star in not one, but two comic book movies – Jonah Hex and Fathom.

Yep, it turns out that the 22 year-old Transformers star is also a huge comic book fan. Not for nothing is she the damn most desired gal in the World right now.

Anyway, first up for Fox will be Jonah Hex, the sci-fi Western based on the DC character. Fox will take a supporting role in the Jimmy Hayward-directed movie as Leila, a gunslinger who provides the love interest for Josh Brolin’s scarred bounty hunter. John Malkovich will play a voodoo priest who wants to raise an army of the undead with a view to liberating the South.

That movie, which is already full to the brim with awesome, shoots in April, and has shot right to the very top of my eagerly anticipated list.

Then – and this one seems closer to Fox’s heart – will come Fathom, based on the comic book of the same name by the late, great Michael Turner, one of Fox’s favourite artists. Fox is set to star in that as Aspen, a young woman who finds out that she’s part of a race called The Blue, a group of humanoids who can control water. Of course, that’s only the tip of the iceberg…

Speaking of icebergs, James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment had held the rights to the Fathom movie, but they lapsed recently, allowing producer Peter Safran to package the movie and shop it around. Fox will not only star in the movie, but she’ll play an active part in developing it too, with a producer credit of some kind to come.

Fathom will obviously take longer than Jonah Hex, but I wish Fox well with both projects. She’ll next be seen, of course, in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, a small indie movie about a giant robot that falls in love with a shy shopkeeper. Probably.

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