‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ creator slams Megan Fox

#1 Posted by umbrafeline (5300 posts) - - Show Bio

April O'Neil from 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and Megan Fox (Photo: TMNT/Getty Images)Now that Michael Bay and Megan Fox have made nice, someone had to come out of the woodwork and hate on the 26-year-old actress and new mom.

Enter "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" co-creator Peter Laird.

"I think it is safe to say that there are probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O'Neil," Laird wrote recently on his blog about Megan Fox's new role in the TMNT film reboot.

Laird qualified his harsh words, saying he's not really sweating the Fox casting news too hard, yet adding, "My only exposure to Megan Fox as an actress is through her role in two 'Transformers' movies and the wretched (but happily forgettable) 'Jennifer's Body.'"

Unlike his former partner Kevin Eastman, who has been vocal in his support of the upcoming Bay production, Laird has not been involved with the forthcoming film. "Of course, her name has promotional value, and maybe that's what they want. Who knows?" Laird also offered on his site.

Laird is not the only one taking issue with Fox's takeover of the beloved part of the brainy, yellow coat-wearing April. In fact, a snarky spoof of Fox has been spun, poking fun at what could become Fox's overly-sultry depiction of the otherwise smarty pants robot programmer who is in tight with the Turtles.

Bay's choice to cast Fox came as a surprise, as the former "Transformers" colleagues were thought to be feuding after Fox compared the mega director to Hitler in a magazine interview. Further indication of the kerfuffle came when Fox was not asked back for 2011's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was cast as the sultry female lead instead.

Two years later, Fox is said to have swallowed her pride, reportedly calling Bay to apologize. And now the two are just peachy.

"Ninja Turtles" is currently set to enter theaters on June 6, 2014.

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no sir, i dont like it

#2 Posted by theDCkid (874 posts) - - Show Bio

I just hope this movie doesn't tarnish the reputation of my beloved childhood icons, but who knows maybe it will be good. We need to stay optimistic.

#3 Posted by k4tzm4n (35195 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't understand why everyone is jumping on this.

  1. Obviously there are tons of better options than Megan Fox. I don't think anyone would disagree with that -- not even Megan Fox. She has even joked that an Oscar isn't in her future.
  2. I love how he basically ends it by saying he doesn't really care, then everyone jumps on it.
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#4 Posted by FalconPuuunch (942 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Megan Fox as April is even worse than Shailene Woodley playing MJ in the next Amazing Spider-Man movie.

These casting choices are driving me crazy.

#5 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4637 posts) - - Show Bio

April needs to be played by someone normal looking, who has charisma and is attractive enough for me to stalk.

#6 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (2510 posts) - - Show Bio

@FalconPuuunch said:

I think Megan Fox as April is even worse than Shailene Woodley playing MJ in the next Amazing Spider-Man movie.

These casting choices are driving me crazy.

yea I'm not really happy with these casting choices either.

#7 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

I still think this is bad casting but we'll have to wait and see...I hope I'm wrong.

#8 Posted by danhimself (21901 posts) - - Show Bio

Laird should never have sold his rights...it seems like Eastman is really eager to pimp TMNT out for money and maybe if Laird still had a say in things he might have been able to save this movie

#9 Posted by Xanni15 (6743 posts) - - Show Bio

And yet nothing he says actually matters, he's just whining.

#10 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

April 80's will always be hotter than Fox

#11 Posted by Ms. Omega (4194 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope this movie fails hard Bay is screwing up my turtles.

#12 Posted by Deadite (16862 posts) - - Show Bio

So...Michael Bay is involve in the next TMNT film...that's just great, another franchise that won't be having any decent movie coming out in the near foreseeable future.

#13 Posted by Lvenger (15993 posts) - - Show Bio

God I'm not looking forward to this. Not one bit. I'll give it till the teaser to decide whether it's worth watching.

#14 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

@FalconPuuunch said:

I think Megan Fox as April is even worse than Shailene Woodley playing MJ in the next Amazing Spider-Man movie.

These casting choices are driving me crazy.

All the complaining I've heard about Kirsten Dunst, yet I'd go for her in a second rather than half of the Hollywood glamour girls that are being chosen for these films.

Like Megan Fox and the English girl in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Are they serious in trying to convince us that LeBeouf has what it takes to land that kind of body on that kind of girl in that kind of film?

#15 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Someone wants to fit in. Where is the One Direction jokes ? JK :P

#16 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2057 posts) - - Show Bio

Too bad Laird doesn't get any input into this movie. Seems like Eastman is kinda selling out.

#17 Posted by krilling (2488 posts) - - Show Bio

@umbrafeline said:

Unlike his former partner Kevin Eastman, who has been vocal in his support of the upcoming Bay production...

He what?!

#18 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

@theDCkid said:

I just hope this movie doesn't tarnish the reputation of my beloved childhood icons, but who knows maybe it will be good. We need to stay optimistic.

No thank you.

I think I can picture a comic book tie-in to this movie now, actually...

#19 Posted by FalconPuuunch (942 posts) - - Show Bio

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope said:

@FalconPuuunch said:

I think Megan Fox as April is even worse than Shailene Woodley playing MJ in the next Amazing Spider-Man movie.

These casting choices are driving me crazy.

All the complaining I've heard about Kirsten Dunst, yet I'd go for her in a second rather than half of the Hollywood glamour girls that are being chosen for these films.

Like Megan Fox and the English girl in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Are they serious in trying to convince us that LeBeouf has what it takes to land that kind of body on that kind of girl in that kind of film?

Right?! I would rather have Dunst than some cliche ABC teen actress. OR better yet, why not discover and cast someone new? If I were a director or someone whos job it was to cast people for films, thats exactly what I would do. All these big names being used just to get more publicity is dumb.

Hollywood is just too stale nowadays. They aren't even trying anymore. Their casting choices make no sense. Megan Fox isn't even human.

#20 Posted by TheSpiritStalker (1947 posts) - - Show Bio

@sesquipedalophobe said:

April needs to be played by someone normal looking, who has charisma and is attractive enough for me to stalk.

whoa and they called me the 'stalker'

#21 Posted by Schlampe (2277 posts) - - Show Bio

I found the video pretty funny. But I think nothing of the comments.

#22 Edited by k4tzm4n (35195 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, continue to bash Eastman even though we don't know anything about the movie's script (people love siding by the leak even though they claim that idea was killed awhile ago) and he's giving the franchise tons of love over in the IDW comics (with Tom Waltz) -- but hey, who reads the comics anyway, right? 

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#23 Posted by turoksonofstone (13194 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha Ha on Megan Fox.

#24 Posted by mikethekiller (8157 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not watch that sh** anyways so I don't care.

#25 Posted by Mercy_ (92080 posts) - - Show Bio

I um...I liked Jennifer's Body...

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#26 Posted by GhostRider2 (2985 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes why not, i also liked Transformers and Megan should have been in all movies but you know both have a big mouth and boom Megan was out after Revenge of the Fallen.

#27 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

@GhostRider2: She did make idiotic comments about Bay. I liked the first Transformers the 2nd was horrible and the third was good.

#28 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Its not him people have a problem with. They have a problem with Megan Fox and Michael Bay.

#29 Posted by SC (11947 posts) - - Show Bio

So thats how she got the job.

...

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#30 Posted by GhostRider2 (2985 posts) - - Show Bio

@VercingetorixTheGreat:yeah i know but still Bay's move was a bit fast he could just ignore her for the moment, Huntington wasn't bad but Megan is just better :) in my opinion.

#31 Posted by k4tzm4n (35195 posts) - - Show Bio
@VercingetorixTheGreat said:

@k4tzm4n: Its not him people have a problem with. They have a problem with Megan Fox and Michael Bay.

That comment was geared directly towards the people trashing him on the first page.
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#32 Edited by G_Money_Christmas (860 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand what the big fuss is. No, she's not the best actress but her being in it isn't going to ruin the whole movie. There are plenty of things that could possibly do that besides Megan Fox. I just hope it doesn't tarnish the TMNT name. Hopefully Kevin Eastman plays a big role in script writing or something where he has an effect on the movie.

#33 Posted by Pokeysteve (7011 posts) - - Show Bio

Her being in this doesn't even place on my list of things wrong with this movie.

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#34 Edited by Shark_Repellent_Bat_Spray (745 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm wearing my Turtles shirt at the moment with a heavy heart.

#35 Edited by w0nd (2017 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't care if it sucks, it's not like it effects me in any way, i still have the good memories of the turtles, and I can easily, ignore this if it looks like it will suck. People act like their legs are being torn off , so dramatic. I look forward to it, because if it sucks, then that hack will have to accept that fact. Just like ninja theory and their DMC reboot.

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