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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 KINCART

I'm out!

Posted by InAp

Whoever the girl on the right is, she's super f**king bad. To everyone that can't understand y FOX is be cast, think about it. She's attractive and she has screen presence. Yeah she's not the best actress but she puts people the audience. It's all about the Benjamin's Baby. Chill out fellow fanboys! It will be all good!

Posted by SUPER-MAN 23

Okay, hopefully she will do better as April than as her character in TF.

Posted by bloggerboy

@shackle said:

@munkieKONG said:

to be fair amidst the slew of hate comments likely to follow.... the pic on the right looks pretty legit

It's trendy to hate on Fox these days. She's got a supporting role in a film that's not exactly going to require Oscar caliber acting ability, and fools are running around like it's the end of the world. Megan Fox isn't a good actress, but she doesn't have to be a good actress for this role, so the hysteria gang should probably just chill out.

That's like shooting yourself in the foot and saying it's okay because you can limp.

Posted by x_29

Porn it.

Posted by bloggerboy

@kingsloth said:

@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.

Just because it's stupid or silly doesn't mean it can't be good. Roger Rabbit has a talking animated rabbit and that movie is a classic. You are expecting dumb action and dumb comedy when the potential is to do even something serious with a silly premise. You could do good comedy and satire with mutated turtles that eat pizza.

But this movie, it fails before anything is even shot on film/digital because of the people behind it. Namely Bay and now Fox is added to a list that will probably get even bigger the more they cast etc.

If we can get something like The Dark Knight out of man dressing up like a Bat with pointy ears we can get a good Turtles movie. But we'll most likely get something like Batman & Robin right out of the starting gate.

Posted by StrangeMan
Posted by SlickyMike88

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by MatKrenz

@Logan Reilly: Actually I looked it up. http://theblemish.com/2009/09/megan-fox-calls-michael-bay-hitler-crew-calls-her-dumb/

Posted by chasereis

meh.

Posted by pingclang

Bay can suck my ass, I'm officially through.

Posted by Matchstick

Friend of mine had a scary thought: What if she's not playing April, what if she was cast as Karai.

Posted by mk111

TMNT isn't delayed anymore, I guess.

Posted by DEGRAAF

For some reason i picture her being Karai. Not that that would be any better (lol it would probably be worse) but i dont see her being April

Posted by DEGRAAF

@munkieKONG said:

to be fair amidst the slew of hate comments likely to follow.... the pic on the right looks pretty legit

actually that is somewhat old. I believe someone on Deviantart made it

Posted by nappystr8

I would have assumed Fox had burnt all her bridges with Michael Bay. Well, this is pretty terrible news. I think Megan Fox was fine in the Transformers movies in as much as she was simply there to look hot in a vacant/lifeless sort of way, but if their plan is to have her be April, a real character with emotions and personality, that simply will not work.

It's possible she could be Karai...that would be slightly better casting.

Posted by shackle

@bloggerboy: No it's not. It's not at all. This thread is ridiculous. Fanboys are absolutely losing their minds over something as trivial as Megan Fox being cast in a movie; it's stupid. Fox's role won't make or break the film, because it's not an important enough role to make or break the movie. The only reason people are having a fit is because that's what people do whenever Megan Fox's name is mentioned. "Megan Fox! OMG it's RUINT!!" It's stupid, and the people who do it are stupid.

For the record, I don't think she's a good actress, but she's acceptable eye candy. That's all that's required for the role. And I don't think it's going to make a lick of difference, this movie is going to suck, and suck bad. But now the fanboys have another reason, after Michael Bay, to hate on the film, and that's Megan Fox. IMO, the film would suck with Scorcese directing and Jennifer Lawrence cast as April O'Neil--it's a silly, silly movie with a silly concept, silly characters and a silly story. But that's just my opinion; I understand others may love it. Megan Fox is not going to take a good movie and make it bad or a bad movie and make it good; people need to stop acting all freaked out because that's the way they are expected to act as fanboys.

Posted by Trodorne
Posted by Lvenger

I'm out of holding onto hope for this damn awful mess. Transformers has been ruined by Bay's influence and now something I care more about will feel his wrath as a result of Bay's fixation on putting Megan Fox in the role of April O'Neil. Seriously does Bay want his TMNT to crash and burn?

Posted by MrDirector786

lol at all these raging comments. I understand people hate Michael Bay but they're acting like he just committed genocide or something.

Posted by Lykida

Wow, this is bad...

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Posted by k4tzm4n

@Outside_85 said:

@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?

Because:

The film's producer says the 'Transformers' star will appear in the upcoming movie.
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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by Lvenger
Posted by berkan_ozgur

@GothamRed: Aaaaaa, u clever basterd, I see what u did there ;)

(Return of the Joker)

Posted by Hazlenaut

You know I don’t feel angry or hate. I feel apathetic. We all kind of saw this one coming that we should make bingo card to see what is going to be expected.

You know the one of creators of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles consider the 80s cartoon shameful. I need to blog about that as soon as I can able to write what I mean correctly. He knows who he is working with, right? There is being risky and then there expected an ominous lesson in this afterward. Somehow we are going to take note at when it happen either it is good or bad. Most of us are likely to expect it to be bad but our morbid curiosity will get us to see how badly it is.

So who who is suck... vict....voulenter to watch it.

Posted by Superboy91

Poor Megan Fox. Transformers was actually decent, bit I just know the TMNT film will be Transformer 2 quality.

Posted by mattwing87

Wait now she is going to be in TMNT after rumors of being in the next Star Wars? She is ruining my child hood!!

Posted by shackle

@mattwing87: No, she's not. She can't ruin your childhood unless she's invented some time machine. So keep your hysteria in check.

Posted by Darkmount1

Guys! There's a simple solution to this--convince the producers to send Ms. Fox to Britain for some theater training! If she is trained in the proper art of acting, THEN maybe she'd change people's minds.

Posted by bloggerboy

@shackle said:

@bloggerboy: No it's not. It's not at all. This thread is ridiculous. Fanboys are absolutely losing their minds over something as trivial as Megan Fox being cast in a movie; it's stupid. Fox's role won't make or break the film, because it's not an important enough role to make or break the movie. The only reason people are having a fit is because that's what people do whenever Megan Fox's name is mentioned. "Megan Fox! OMG it's RUINT!!" It's stupid, and the people who do it are stupid.

For the record, I don't think she's a good actress, but she's acceptable eye candy. That's all that's required for the role. And I don't think it's going to make a lick of difference, this movie is going to suck, and suck bad. But now the fanboys have another reason, after Michael Bay, to hate on the film, and that's Megan Fox. IMO, the film would suck with Scorcese directing and Jennifer Lawrence cast as April O'Neil--it's a silly, silly movie with a silly concept, silly characters and a silly story. But that's just my opinion; I understand others may love it. Megan Fox is not going to take a good movie and make it bad or a bad movie and make it good; people need to stop acting all freaked out because that's the way they are expected to act as fanboys.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a silly movie and that's a classic. Who says April can't have classic lines like Jessica Rabbit for example. Or given Turtles has a lot of action in it, have April deliver something badass and memorable like "Get away from her you b*tch!"

I agree that a Turtles movie has a very low chance of being like Roger Rabbit or Aliens (wow, what a contrast!) but making decisions like casting Fox is only going to kill the movie without even giving it any kinds of chances.

Edited by shackle

@bloggerboy: Casting Fox will not, and cannot, kill the movie, in and of itself. Period. So calm. The hell. Down.

Posted by GR2Blackout

This sounds like it's going to be GREEEAAAAT, seeing how the TMNT tv show turned out so awesome... (sarcasm)

Posted by alex6166

Michael Bay must be a forgiving man.

Edited by Vaeternus

lol wow, and here I thought Comic fans and DBZ fans were the worst lol...

Seriously, I grew up on TMNT myself and see nothing wrong with this. For one people are making assumptions(which is always a great idea...let me tell you because she's cast she's automatically April and no possibility for anyone else lol)

Secondly, if she winds up being Karai or someone else even a new, side character I will literally laugh at those hating this idea in upcoming months.

Thirdly, it's Megan Fox an actual actress who's been in quite a few decent if not good movies, not Lindsay Lohan or Eminem lol seriously, some people need to calm down.

I'm more concerned with the final script then who they cast seriously, this is trivial. I think some fans are just pet peeving or hating on Fox or Bay for the sake of doing so at this point. Dumb...

Posted by Iridium

He really needs to make a Barbie movie. This way he can ruin the childhood of women as well.

Michael Bay, the Uwe Boll of 1980s toys.

Posted by bloggerboy

@shackle said:

@bloggerboy: Casting Fox will not, and cannot, kill the movie, in and of itself. Period. So calm. The hell. Down.

I am quite calm. And no, Fox alone won't kill the movie. There's Bay and some pointless changes to the story like Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles. And every single of these tiny drops of suckitude will make an ocean, I'm pretty sure of that.

Posted by FearTheLiving

I hate Bay.... I hate him soooo much....

Posted by Dernman
@mcbean said:

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

Because It's a movie about Teenage Mutant Turtles. I'm a fan pf them also but it's not exactly a movie that calls for that great of an actress.
Posted by mk111

I was never excited for this film anyways! :)

Posted by kingsloth

@bloggerboy: Batmans premise isn't near as fundamentally flawed as TMNT

Posted by ThanoStomp

I still won't see this.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

@NightFang said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Wonder if they'll keep that weird turtle / human feelings Donatello has for her in the nickelodeon tv series. I always get weirded out by that, then again Donatello doesn't really have much to choose from.

I said it before and i'll say it again, "people think Donatello's feelings for April are weird because they don't have the hindsight to question if 4 TEENAE males who never saw a female before wouldn't fall in love for the first one they meet".

How would Donatello know she was female though, I mean I see two turtles in a tank not sure which one is which.

Posted by Vaeternus

@I_Stay_Puft said:

@NightFang said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Wonder if they'll keep that weird turtle / human feelings Donatello has for her in the nickelodeon tv series. I always get weirded out by that, then again Donatello doesn't really have much to choose from.

I said it before and i'll say it again, "people think Donatello's feelings for April are weird because they don't have the hindsight to question if 4 TEENAE males who never saw a female before wouldn't fall in love for the first one they meet".

How would Donatello know she was female though, I mean I see two turtles in a tank not sure which one is which.

Well, don can always do things for April lol besides if they got together lol, male turtles have "thingies" lol it's not like it's that hard to tell, when they get aroused to mate they come out kind of. Not so sound odd or random lol but yeah. As far as the rest, the turtles are mutated and also grown smarter due to it like humans or similar.

What I find funny is in the cartoon it seemed Michaelangelo liked her, the movie Raphael and in the new show Donny lol. I don't know if Leo ever had the hots for April though.

Edited by frogjitsu

@Vaeternus said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

@NightFang said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Wonder if they'll keep that weird turtle / human feelings Donatello has for her in the nickelodeon tv series. I always get weirded out by that, then again Donatello doesn't really have much to choose from.

I said it before and i'll say it again, "people think Donatello's feelings for April are weird because they don't have the hindsight to question if 4 TEENAE males who never saw a female before wouldn't fall in love for the first one they meet".

How would Donatello know she was female though, I mean I see two turtles in a tank not sure which one is which.

Well, don can always do things for April lol besides if they got together lol, male turtles have "thingies" lol it's not like it's that hard to tell, when they get aroused to mate they come out kind of. Not so sound odd or random lol but yeah. As far as the rest, the turtles are mutated and also grown smarter due to it like humans or similar.

What I find funny is in the cartoon it seemed Michaelangelo liked her, the movie Raphael and in the new show Donny lol. I don't know if Leo ever had the hots for April though.

Leo likes Ninja babes, like Lotus Blossom and Karai :-)

I seem to remember Mikey having the hots for that Neutrino girl.

Posted by TheHulk

Puny Ninja Turtles are screwed now.

Posted by NightFang

@frogjitsu said:

@Vaeternus said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

@NightFang said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Wonder if they'll keep that weird turtle / human feelings Donatello has for her in the nickelodeon tv series. I always get weirded out by that, then again Donatello doesn't really have much to choose from.

I said it before and i'll say it again, "people think Donatello's feelings for April are weird because they don't have the hindsight to question if 4 TEENAE males who never saw a female before wouldn't fall in love for the first one they meet".

How would Donatello know she was female though, I mean I see two turtles in a tank not sure which one is which.

Well, don can always do things for April lol besides if they got together lol, male turtles have "thingies" lol it's not like it's that hard to tell, when they get aroused to mate they come out kind of. Not so sound odd or random lol but yeah. As far as the rest, the turtles are mutated and also grown smarter due to it like humans or similar.

What I find funny is in the cartoon it seemed Michaelangelo liked her, the movie Raphael and in the new show Donny lol. I don't know if Leo ever had the hots for April though.

Leo likes Ninja babes, like Lotus Blossom and Karai :-)

I seem to remember Mikey having the hots for that Neutrino girl.

Karai might Leo sister in the new cartoon trough.

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Edited by Vaeternus

@frogjitsu said:

@Vaeternus said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

@NightFang said:

@I_Stay_Puft said:

Wonder if they'll keep that weird turtle / human feelings Donatello has for her in the nickelodeon tv series. I always get weirded out by that, then again Donatello doesn't really have much to choose from.

I said it before and i'll say it again, "people think Donatello's feelings for April are weird because they don't have the hindsight to question if 4 TEENAE males who never saw a female before wouldn't fall in love for the first one they meet".

How would Donatello know she was female though, I mean I see two turtles in a tank not sure which one is which.

Well, don can always do things for April lol besides if they got together lol, male turtles have "thingies" lol it's not like it's that hard to tell, when they get aroused to mate they come out kind of. Not so sound odd or random lol but yeah. As far as the rest, the turtles are mutated and also grown smarter due to it like humans or similar.

What I find funny is in the cartoon it seemed Michaelangelo liked her, the movie Raphael and in the new show Donny lol. I don't know if Leo ever had the hots for April though.

Leo likes Ninja babes, like Lotus Blossom and Karai :-)

I seem to remember Mikey having the hots for that Neutrino girl.

haha that's true, the new show he seems in love with Karai lol

Posted by Ninjablade09

Man. Bay why are you ruining everything in my childhood not related to superheroes.