I guess Michael Bay and Megan Fox sorted out they’re shit, because she has just been cast as April O’Neil in Ninja Turtles. Bay is only producing, so they won’t have nearly as much interaction as they did on the … Continue reading

Megan Fox Lands the Lead in ‘Ninja Turtles’

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I guess Michael Bay and Megan Fox sorted out they’re shit, because she has just been cast as April O’Neil in Ninja Turtles. Bay is only producing, so they won’t have nearly as much interaction as they did on the Transformers films.

Here’s my question: What does Fox’s being cast tell you about this film?

I’ll try to be gentle, so let’s just say while Fox is fun to look at, I’m not a huge fan of her acting ability. I mean, didn’t she get the part in Transformers because Bay thought she had a nice stomach?

Other actresses up for the role were Jane Levy, Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Olsen. Personally I would have liked for Gemma Arterton to be cast, but no one ever listens to me.

On the upside, we’ll get to see Fox as a redhead.

Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath of the Titans, Battle: Los Angeles) is directing with Bay producing through hi Platinum Dunes.

SOURCE: Variety

  • Dodecahedron

    Well, that killed the film for me. Will not be seeing it now.

  • http://twitter.com/SCRIZO21 Ryan Rizo

    im stunned and dont know what to think

  • ANTI Douche

    Not. Seeing. Now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/StephenMCroft Steve Croft

    THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME NEWS. THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO THIS MOVIE! THANK YOU MICHAEL BAY!!!!!!

    …said not one person ever. Anywhere. In the history of mankind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000368276506 Travis J DeSantis

    Didn’t Fox and Bay have a very ugly and very public spat not long ago? I guess money really does solve all your problems.

  • YourMomma

    I’m not a fan of hers but this isn’t a deal breaker at all for me, Don’t see why she can’t play a young inexperienced April. It’s Bay’s involvement that has me worried. Never enjoyed a single film of his and only watched one of his movies from start to finish.

  • http://twitter.com/mixta110 MIXTER

    The new TV series is pretty great, mostly! The
    Turtles themselves have nailed it design wise, and voice actors from
    that show should voice this movie.

    However Fox as April O Neil? Its Aprils hair that is orange not her skin!!!

    My pick woulda been Isla Fisher, or Emma Stone. (Obvious choices from
    anyone that knows the Turtles, Fox is the exact opposite of what April
    should be. (Though the original (amazing) 1990 movie had an April O Neil
    I just couldn’t beat off to.

    The stars of the show however should be the Turtles themselves. They
    were brilliant in the80s toon, Amazing 90s films, even the TMNT cg movie
    and this new CG cartoon too. The Turtles were perfect. No need to
    change things up by making them Aliens!! Though I do hope we have the
    Alien influence, ie the ooze and Krang and the Technodrome.

  • http://twitter.com/mixta110 MIXTER

    ps, Since they had a fall out before, whats not to say that it could happen again meaning that future Turtles sequels might end up with a recast of April. I hate films that recast an actor, especially when the original is still alive! Look at Rachel Dawes in TDK!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003184702738 Michael Stone Jr.

    Well, they messed up the origin, might as well mess up the casting and acting talent. I guess they will cast Taylor Lautner as Casey Jones.

  • http://www.moderngafa.com/ The Modern Gafa

    she can’t play a young inexperienced April because she can’t act.

  • http://www.facebook.com/StephenMCroft Steve Croft

    So does getting down on your knees infront of Bay apparently…

  • Redbull Werewolf

    their*

  • Lord Thaddeus

    But like Rachel Dawes in TDK, maybe they’ll get a better actress (whether or not she’s better looking is debatable and irrelevant).

  • Anonymous David

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF. Whyyyyyyyyyyyy? They are going to kill the turtles forever in my memory.

  • ACOD

    They are still trying to make TMNT? I thought it collapsed under the weight of complete audience indifference a few months back.

  • LordVolta

    Gemma would of been f’ing perfect.

  • Greg Dormand

    This movie was doomed the moment Bay was attached to it. At this point it’s just inevitable that it’ll suck no matter who stars in it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sejotas57 Carlos Sejotas Vega Jr.

    I had the tiniest sliver of hope, deep in the darkest abyss of my tattered heart for this movie. Only because the Turtles of course. Now, I would like to apologize to the Turtles behalf of the little children in our hearts. Unless, a sex scene with a fully naked Megan Fox is being gang bang by our loving Turtles is shown. THIS IS FOREVER DOOMED! Good riddance to bad rubbish!

  • Jesus_Slade

    The minute fingernail grasp of hope for this franchise reboot has now been destroyed!
    The only bankable reason to cast M-Fox in anything is for T&A
    Not going to see any of that in a Turtles Flick!
    Almost forgot………..
    FU Bay!!!!!!!!!!
    Dousche bag!!

  • lee

    well…worst news all week, the flick is doomed

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcus.d.fiasco Marcus D. Ellison

    Of course Bay would do that. I would’ve much rather seen Kendrick, Olsen (both who are more suited for the role) or even Levy (so she could get a big budget film under her belt).

  • http://www.facebook.com/StephenMCroft Steve Croft

    I think I just threw up in my mouth and shat myself at that thought…