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Megan Fox Cast in the 'TMNT' Film

The film's producer says the 'Transformers' star will appear in the upcoming movie.

We haven't heard anything new about Ninja Turtles in quite some time, but now Michael Bay, the movie's producer, made a big announcement via his website.

TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!
Michael Bay

As you probably remember, the actress worked with Bay on Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She didn't return for 3rd film after a few very negative remarks about working with Bay. But, it appears whatever happened between them is being kept in the past and the two will collaborate once again.

Unless they introduce a new character, I think it's safe to say Fox will play April O'Neil. The film is scheduled to come out in 2014 and is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Viners, can you see Megan Fox as the classic Turtles character or do you think she'll have a different role?

Source: Michael Bay, IGN

215 Comments
Posted by kingsloth

@ckuakini: I can be in any forum I choose. just as you can be as delusional as you choose to be. Do you honestly expect a TMNT movie to be good, its going to be turtles eating pizza and taking orders from a rat, sounds stupid to me.

Posted by viin

after all this time of Bay saying this is gonna be a legit movie and then we get this kinda news?

Take away his badge, tell him to clean out his locker and go home...

Posted by Bad_People

All I can say is NOOO!!!

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@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

Why are we commenting on an article? Why not? Are we only allowed to bash casting choices now?

Tell me, honestly--what difference will Megan Fox's casting have on this film? I'm not claiming the film will be good or bad, I'm asking how much of an impact does her casting have on the film? I'm going to say very little. The film won't succeed or fail because of Megan Fox. Katie Holmes didn't ruin Batman Begins, did she, even though everyone hated her in that film. The Batman franchise didn't succeed because of Michael Caine's portrayal as Alfred; he did a great job, but his role was too small to make or break the movie. So why the hell is it necessary to have a high speed come apart because Megan Fox was cast in a minor roll in TMNT? We get it, you don't like her; it doesn't really matter.

Posted by SpitfireINK

eh.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

k4tz how are you not raging right now? This...this is horrible...the joke is literally true now. What's next? Shia as Shredder?

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Posted by ragdollpurps

Haaaaaaaaaahahahahahaha. Surprise, surprise suckers, this movie is going to be sht. :D

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@shackle said:

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

Why are we commenting on an article? Why not? Are we only allowed to bash casting choices now?

Tell me, honestly--what difference will Megan Fox's casting have on this film? I'm not claiming the film will be good or bad, I'm asking how much of an impact does her casting have on the film? I'm going to say very little. The film won't succeed or fail because of Megan Fox. Katie Holmes didn't ruin Batman Begins, did she, even though everyone hated her in that film. The Batman franchise didn't succeed because of Michael Caine's portrayal as Alfred; he did a great job, but his role was too small to make or break the movie. So why the hell is it necessary to have a high speed come apart because Megan Fox was cast in a minor roll in TMNT? We get it, you don't like her; it doesn't really matter.

Agreed. As for my standpoint, I would only want her to play a red-headed April just becuase how hot see can actually be playing that kind of role. Hopefuly we'll see Splinter train April O'Neil (Megan Fox) how to fight and can see her in some action scenes. I'm just saying, her in Transformers...complete gorgeous!

Posted by Outside_85

@mcbean said:

SHE NOT A GOOD ACTRESS SOOOO WHY IS SHE GOING TO BE IN TMNT.

Fits with Bay directing it, so it was going to be bad anyways.

Posted by weaponx

She is not a good actress, but she is not the worst. As long as they make her hair look the part, I think it will be fine. She won't make or break this movie.

Posted by Nightw BR

I want to see Cody Jones in a TMNT film or another show one of these days. I'm a huge April fan to, but Megan Fox playing her is just wrong. I think, she doesn't look right for the role. I might give it a chance, but we'll see what happens.

Posted by k4tzm4n

@Outside_85 said:

@mcbean said:

SHE NOT A GOOD ACTRESS SOOOO WHY IS SHE GOING TO BE IN TMNT.

Fits with Bay directing it, so it was going to be bad anyways.

He's not directing it.

Posted by ghostsuck

damn you michael bay raping our childhood

Posted by Bokkie

Aliens and big explosion's, wait didn't Bay allready made movie's like this ?

Posted by Beast_in_the_Shadows

@Mini_Bat said:

Ok Bay is just trolling us now, I can't even imagine what the next announcement could be

That was my exact thought. It really feels like he is so angry at the fan uprising over his first announcement that he is just doing everything he can to piss them off.

Posted by Mbecks14

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

As I said before, I don't have any problem with Megan Fox as an actress, I don't understand the rabid hatred towards her. But as to why I'm commenting on the article, I happen to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything about this project sounds god awful. I don't want this bastardization of a movie to get made. I don't know where they stand plotwise anymore but last I heard they weren't mutants and they might not have even been teens, and there was a turtle planet and then they were talking about making Casey Jones the star with the turtles as his supporting cast. Whether he's producing or directing, Bay's vision for the Turtles is sorely misguided.

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@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

As I said before, I don't have any problem with Megan Fox as an actress, I don't understand the rabid hatred towards her. But as to why I'm commenting on the article, I happen to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything about this project sounds god awful. I don't want this bastardization of a movie to get made. I don't know where they stand plotwise anymore but last I heard they weren't mutants and they might not have even been teens, and there was a turtle planet and then they were talking about making Casey Jones the star with the turtles as his supporting cast. Whether he's producing or directing, Bay's vision for the Turtles is sorely misguided.

That would be a COMPLETE mess if they did. I'm not sure what they have plotted for the story line, but they better not change their original origin around to help them out with their film - for us comic fans, it's all about reference and continuity and if they don't hit this film on the dot I think it will be a disaster. If this is so, we need to make a forum of why Michael Bay should not be producing the movie. Really love how the 1990 trilogy ended and with that one animated movie they made isn't contributing, as well. I'm jus saying the Turtles better be realistic looking (topping the characters they made in 1990), they better have the same mutated origin, Splinter - the smart father he is, Casey - the same Casey he's depicted to be (with complete reference of the comic book), Shredder definitely needs to be in it, and sooo much other things that you got me thinking about now that you brought up the rumors of what he might be planning on doing. I'm serious, if he screws this up we're definitely running a Hate thread for this dude. I mean he made Transformers almost perfect, so he better not slack off on this film and create a complete bomb to ruin our childhood memories.

Posted by Mbecks14

@ckuakini said:

@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

As I said before, I don't have any problem with Megan Fox as an actress, I don't understand the rabid hatred towards her. But as to why I'm commenting on the article, I happen to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything about this project sounds god awful. I don't want this bastardization of a movie to get made. I don't know where they stand plotwise anymore but last I heard they weren't mutants and they might not have even been teens, and there was a turtle planet and then they were talking about making Casey Jones the star with the turtles as his supporting cast. Whether he's producing or directing, Bay's vision for the Turtles is sorely misguided.

That would be a COMPLETE mess if they did. I'm not sure what they have plotted for the story line, but they better not change their original origin around to help them out with their film - for us comic fans, it's all about reference and continuity and if they don't hit this film on the dot I think it will be a disaster. If this is so, we need to make a forum of why Michael Bay should not be producing the movie. Really love how the 1990 trilogy ended and with that one animated movie they made isn't contributing, as well. I'm jus saying the Turtles better look realistic looking (topping the characters they made in 1990), they better have the same mutated origin, Splinter better still be the smart and father he is, Casey better still be the same Casey is depicted to be (with complete reference of the comic book), and sooo much other things that you got me thinking about now that you brought up the rumors of what he might be planning on doing. I'm serious, if he screws this up where running a Hate thread for this guy. I mean he made Transformers almost perfect, so he better not slack off and create a complete bomb.

Transformers being perfect is debatable but yeah google Michael Bay's TMNT. The project was supposed to be out years ago but fan backlash towards leaked scripts and plots was so violent that they canned the project and put it on ice. Until now apparently. I'm assuming not much has changed since Bay's attitude at the time was along the lines of "F*** you fans, I know what I'm doing, you guys don't know what you want." blahblahblah. It's not looking promising.

Posted by Cavemold

if shes naked i will watch and mute her.

Posted by Raw_Material

@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

As I said before, I don't have any problem with Megan Fox as an actress, I don't understand the rabid hatred towards her. But as to why I'm commenting on the article, I happen to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything about this project sounds god awful. I don't want this bastardization of a movie to get made. I don't know where they stand plotwise anymore but last I heard they weren't mutants and they might not have even been teens, and there was a turtle planet and then they were talking about making Casey Jones the star with the turtles as his supporting cast. Whether he's producing or directing, Bay's vision for the Turtles is sorely misguided.

That would be a COMPLETE mess if they did. I'm not sure what they have plotted for the story line, but they better not change their original origin around to help them out with their film - for us comic fans, it's all about reference and continuity and if they don't hit this film on the dot I think it will be a disaster. If this is so, we need to make a forum of why Michael Bay should not be producing the movie. Really love how the 1990 trilogy ended and with that one animated movie they made isn't contributing, as well. I'm jus saying the Turtles better look realistic looking (topping the characters they made in 1990), they better have the same mutated origin, Splinter better still be the smart and father he is, Casey better still be the same Casey is depicted to be (with complete reference of the comic book), and sooo much other things that you got me thinking about now that you brought up the rumors of what he might be planning on doing. I'm serious, if he screws this up where running a Hate thread for this guy. I mean he made Transformers almost perfect, so he better not slack off and create a complete bomb.

Transformers being perfect is debatable but yeah google Michael Bay's TMNT. The project was supposed to be out years ago but fan backlash towards leaked scripts and plots was so violent that they canned the project and put it on ice. Until now apparently. I'm assuming not much has changed since Bay's attitude at the time was along the lines of "F*** you fans, I know what I'm doing, you guys don't know what you want." blahblahblah. It's not looking promising.

Wow that's crazy. I'm going to have to look more into this for sure. I remember when they cancelled the production of the movie and postponed the release date of it almost 3 years ago. Maybe Megan Fox is right though, what if he is HITLER!

Posted by Mbecks14

@ckuakini said:

Wow that's crazy. I'm going to have to look more into this for sure. I remember when they cancelled the production of the movie and postponed the release date of it almost 3 years ago. Maybe Megan Fox is right though, what if he is HITLER!

I mean Bay doesn't make good movies but I don't think he's committing genocide. Unless I hear something really different than what they had planned and stick to the mythology of the franchise I will ignore this movie as much as I can and just enjoy the incredible new cartoon on Nickelodeon.

Posted by bloggerboy

This is like watching a trainwreck. It's hilarious!

Edited by Raw_Material

@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

Wow that's crazy. I'm going to have to look more into this for sure. I remember when they cancelled the production of the movie and postponed the release date of it almost 3 years ago. Maybe Megan Fox is right though, what if he is HITLER!

I mean Bay doesn't make good movies but I don't think he's committing genocide. Unless I hear something really different than what they had planned and stick to the mythology of the franchise I will ignore this movie as much as I can and just enjoy the incredible new cartoon on Nickelodeon.

Agreed, but he's also an expertise at computer animation, live-action films, and special effects such as the Transformer films he produced which makes me think he'll be a great asset to the TMNT films. Hopefully there'll be more screenwriters that are very dedicated on what they do (more than Bay), stick to the Ninja Turtles mythos (like you said) and expand on the stories. If they don't and I see that they haven't made any progress with this production, I'll be pissed! But again, we just have to wait and see how the movie turns out, hoping for the best and for it to be EPIC!

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@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

Wow that's crazy. I'm going to have to look more into this for sure. I remember when they cancelled the production of the movie and postponed the release date of it almost 3 years ago. Maybe Megan Fox is right though, what if he is HITLER!

I mean Bay doesn't make good movies but I don't think he's committing genocide. Unless I hear something really different than what they had planned and stick to the mythology of the franchise I will ignore this movie as much as I can and just enjoy the incredible new cartoon on Nickelodeon.

Love the animated series..I'm actually watching re-runs of it right now - the episode, Monkey Brains; and how Mikey got bummed out he didn't name the T-Phone before Donatello did and that Splinter will be training April, ninjutsu...every episode has there laughs.

Posted by kriminal

i cant bring myself to complain about megan fox. she probably shouldnt be in the movie and i should be mad. but its megan fox .1 step forward, 2 steps back.

Posted by GodDamnIronMan

She looks nothing like April.........more like a Who#$

Posted by Funkydeath

No no no no no!!!!

Five 'no's' intended! (one for each turtle/alien/whatever bull he is turning them into and one for april) Why are you doing this to our childhoods? How many beloved characters can he ruin? I mean ill pay to see it even if it's terrible. But come I know they live in a sewer but the turtles deserve better.

Posted by batfan916

In the words of Babz "Out !!!" >=\

Posted by ScreamingGhost

@TheAcidSkull:

Posted by RalfvdH

mwah.. who cares... Wasn't planning on watching the movie anyway....

And you never know... Maybe she and he will surprise you...

Posted by Logan Reilly

@MatKrenz:

that was Spielberg, the producer

Posted by Inverno

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

k4tz how are you not raging right now? This...this is horrible...the joke is literally true now. What's next? Shia as Shredder?

No, no, no, he is going to be Casey. While John Turturro is going to play Shredder.

Posted by Comiclove5

@ScreamingGhost said:

@TheAcidSkull:

Agreed and....

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by LaserLambert

We don't need a movie, that can only hurt the new show not help it, maybe some ad exec will come along and say, nah make it more like the movie, change this change that. I don't want to see another TMNT movie as long as Michael Bay is within 6 lightyears of the producer's role.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

@jesusdisciple001 said:

Why does she keep getting comic roles

Because she's a fan of comics.

Poor Megan Fox. She's not the best actress ever, but she cops such a raw deal.

Posted by sinestro_GL

So I guess she's going to be Donatello?

Posted by TDK_1997

The movie is getting worser and worser with every day.

Posted by Alchemax_7

Was sobbing :( ...... now there is just Anger

Posted by modunhanul

What?

Posted by velvetmeds

OH GOD NO.

Posted by Outside_85

@k4tzm4n said:

@Outside_85 said:

@mcbean said:

SHE NOT A GOOD ACTRESS SOOOO WHY IS SHE GOING TO BE IN TMNT.

Fits with Bay directing it, so it was going to be bad anyways.

He's not directing it.

Why is he talking about her then?

Posted by Edimasta

NO PLEASE NOT THAT STUPID B**** please... NO WAY!!!! Please don't screw with my childhood-memories :( :( :(

Posted by nakobass

I'm a supporter of Bay and the Transformers Movies, but even I have to ask WHY to Megan Fox in a TMNT movie. It just doesn't make sense.

Posted by Logan Reilly
Posted by NICKXH
I believe this image speaks for itself.
Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Lol oh my God that sucks!

Posted by hammers_of_justice

No !!

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Has it really been 23 years since the original movie came out. Damn I feel old.

Judith Hoag to Megan Fox as april = fail.

Posted by Death Certificate

Posted by BlueLantern1995

@Death Certificate said:

Amen Brother. Battle for Helm's Deep has ended, the War for the TMNT Franchise has begun.