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All is forgiven as Michael Bay announces that Megan Fox has a role in the Ninja Turtles movie

Feb. 21, 2013by: Niki Stephens

I know what you are all thinking. Well, I know the two things you are thinking after reading the title of this article:

1. Is she playing April O'Neil?

2. What about all that shit she talked about Michael Bay?

Before I attempt to answer these questions, this is what was posted on Bay's official website:

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

So, is she playing April? I don't know. As you can see, that message left slim pickens to decode there. It can be assumed. As a long time TMNT fan, I remembered that April once had brown hair, but didn't want to say that and look like a stupid ass. I did some research, and in the Mirage Comics version, she did have brown hair. But all of the other versions of April are redheads. As you already know.

Yeah, Fox did compare Bay to Hitler then Bay retaliated back by saying she had "a lot of growing up to do." I guess that's all in the past since she now has a role in this film. Okay, you guys know I love Megan Fox despite some of the shit she says, but as April? Sorry, girl. This just doesn't work for me. I wanted Emma Stone. I also liked the idea of Elizabeth Olsen playing the role, but I don't make the decisions.

I'm sure you guys will have a field day with this. So get to it.

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1:59PM on 02/24/2013
Yeah sure she's not the greatest, but this isn't the worst thing about this abortion of a movie. And maybe she's an actual fan of TMNT since she's supposedly a nerdy gal. And perhaps she has grown up a bit after having a baby. I don't know I've never had problems with this girl and I guess I still don't.
Yeah sure she's not the greatest, but this isn't the worst thing about this abortion of a movie. And maybe she's an actual fan of TMNT since she's supposedly a nerdy gal. And perhaps she has grown up a bit after having a baby. I don't know I've never had problems with this girl and I guess I still don't.
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5:01PM on 02/23/2013
I don't like her and I never did. Maybe one day she'll give a performance that changes my mind... but something tells me this won't be that movie.
I don't like her and I never did. Maybe one day she'll give a performance that changes my mind... but something tells me this won't be that movie.
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4:46PM on 02/23/2013

Yum

April O'Neil or not, it's cool. Michael Bay on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Orgasm.
April O'Neil or not, it's cool. Michael Bay on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Orgasm.
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1:57PM on 02/23/2013
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8:19AM on 02/23/2013
everything about this movie says "unwatchable"
everything about this movie says "unwatchable"
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6:06PM on 02/22/2013
What more can be said about this that can't be summed up with a big FUCK NO.
What more can be said about this that can't be summed up with a big FUCK NO.
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4:24PM on 02/22/2013
Oh how I wish we had gotten the grittier Ninja Turtles movie that was faithful to the comics and had John Woo attached to direct. I had so much hope then...
Oh how I wish we had gotten the grittier Ninja Turtles movie that was faithful to the comics and had John Woo attached to direct. I had so much hope then...
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4:15PM on 02/22/2013
Oh how I wish we had gotten the grittier Ninja Turtles movie that was faithful to the comics and had John Woo attached to direct. I had so much hope then...
Oh how I wish we had gotten the grittier Ninja Turtles movie that was faithful to the comics and had John Woo attached to direct. I had so much hope then...
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1:15PM on 02/22/2013
So, should we be asking Bay how the blow job was
So, should we be asking Bay how the blow job was
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12:34PM on 02/22/2013

It's not so much Fox.

This movie is going to fucking suck anyways. This film is the complete definition of raping your childhood. He's basically using the TMNT name and that is all. I'm going to go ahead and say it. Fuck Transformers 4 too.
This movie is going to fucking suck anyways. This film is the complete definition of raping your childhood. He's basically using the TMNT name and that is all. I'm going to go ahead and say it. Fuck Transformers 4 too.
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12:29PM on 02/22/2013
If they give her a bob and dye it red she would look really great, but you know they won't- they'll vamp it up and give us a super hawt April O'Neil. Boring. Oh well under Bay it was going to suck shit all along so whom cares?
If they give her a bob and dye it red she would look really great, but you know they won't- they'll vamp it up and give us a super hawt April O'Neil. Boring. Oh well under Bay it was going to suck shit all along so whom cares?
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12:11PM on 02/22/2013

No.

Look, I have nothing against Megan Fox at all and I personally think the Hitler comments were a tad overblown (yet still poorly worded) but I have no desire to see her as April O'Niel. Is this a plea to teenaged boys to start a new generation of TMNT fans or something? If you want the reboot to be respected and at least taken somewhat seriously than why cast Megan Fox? I... honestly hate this news and I'm trying to be as optimistic as possible.
Look, I have nothing against Megan Fox at all and I personally think the Hitler comments were a tad overblown (yet still poorly worded) but I have no desire to see her as April O'Niel. Is this a plea to teenaged boys to start a new generation of TMNT fans or something? If you want the reboot to be respected and at least taken somewhat seriously than why cast Megan Fox? I... honestly hate this news and I'm trying to be as optimistic as possible.
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12:06PM on 02/22/2013
No problems here if she's gonna play April, she'll be fine. She was never as good as people claimed when she was the new hot thing and she's not as bad as people claim now. I doubt April will have any sort of emotional arc in a Michael Bay movie anyway so her acting will probably do.
No problems here if she's gonna play April, she'll be fine. She was never as good as people claimed when she was the new hot thing and she's not as bad as people claim now. I doubt April will have any sort of emotional arc in a Michael Bay movie anyway so her acting will probably do.
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11:31AM on 02/22/2013

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooo

[link]!!!!!!!
[link]!!!!!!!
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10:17AM on 02/22/2013

I hope...

I am proved wrong and movie ends up being Ok, but at this moment all sign say that this movie will stink....Why Bay?..why do this to TMNT...??
I am proved wrong and movie ends up being Ok, but at this moment all sign say that this movie will stink....Why Bay?..why do this to TMNT...??
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10:14AM on 02/22/2013
I don't understand the idea that this is good because "At least I get to look at Megan Fox".

I mean you do realise you're on the internet right? You can look at Megan Fox whenever you like. And then there's porn for everything else.

When I go to see a TMNT movie, or a Transformers movie, I want to see awesome teenaged mutated ninja turtles kicking foot clan ass and giant alien transforming robots getting into massive scraps (key word is "see", not "strain my eyes looking at shittily
I don't understand the idea that this is good because "At least I get to look at Megan Fox".

I mean you do realise you're on the internet right? You can look at Megan Fox whenever you like. And then there's porn for everything else.

When I go to see a TMNT movie, or a Transformers movie, I want to see awesome teenaged mutated ninja turtles kicking foot clan ass and giant alien transforming robots getting into massive scraps (key word is "see", not "strain my eyes looking at shittily edited metallic blur"). Getting to see Megan Fox isn't even close to touching the long list of things I'd like to see in either of these movies. If I want to be aroused I'll watch pornography or have legitimate sex.
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10:19AM on 02/22/2013
Amen to that....
Amen to that....
9:43AM on 02/22/2013

MEGAN FOX

RIGHT NOW just knowing that megan fox will be in a film, and I can drool over her is all I really want. But TMNT. EMMA STONE is the right girl for the role of April O'Neil. But who knows why she isn't . MEGAN FOX will do for me. My beauty queen is back. I bet she blew Michael Bay for a role. If i was Michael Bay I wouldnt give a shit
RIGHT NOW just knowing that megan fox will be in a film, and I can drool over her is all I really want. But TMNT. EMMA STONE is the right girl for the role of April O'Neil. But who knows why she isn't . MEGAN FOX will do for me. My beauty queen is back. I bet she blew Michael Bay for a role. If i was Michael Bay I wouldnt give a shit
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9:29AM on 02/22/2013
Bottom line, I want her to prove me wrong.
Bottom line, I want her to prove me wrong.
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9:25AM on 02/22/2013

Good for her

Iīm sorry but I donīt care about this movie at all. Iīm glad she will be in it anyway, after all the drama with Bay and Spielberg ("Fire her!" After the Hitlerīs comment) she hasnīt be cast in any studio movie (with the exception of the small role in the Apatow movie) and I still think she has some potential. Not Winslet potential but potential to do good in successful movies. So for me this news means "The door is open for you again Megan". Be more careful talking about your director/producer
Iīm sorry but I donīt care about this movie at all. Iīm glad she will be in it anyway, after all the drama with Bay and Spielberg ("Fire her!" After the Hitlerīs comment) she hasnīt be cast in any studio movie (with the exception of the small role in the Apatow movie) and I still think she has some potential. Not Winslet potential but potential to do good in successful movies. So for me this news means "The door is open for you again Megan". Be more careful talking about your director/producer next time.
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9:21AM on 02/22/2013
fuck.
fuck.
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8:57AM on 02/22/2013

Only postive right now

At least we get to look at Megan.
At least we get to look at Megan.
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7:48AM on 02/22/2013
I 'm going to stuck on the CGI Nickelodeon series as long as it stays on because it's been one of the best incarnations of the property so far. My only prediction about the movie though, is that it's going to have an intriguing first trailer which will somehow purge M. Bay for a while (and maybe even Fox) and give little praise to Liebesman for the impressive fighting scenes until the movie itself proves how bad it is. Oh, and the most likely scenario is a good opening at the box office and a
I 'm going to stuck on the CGI Nickelodeon series as long as it stays on because it's been one of the best incarnations of the property so far. My only prediction about the movie though, is that it's going to have an intriguing first trailer which will somehow purge M. Bay for a while (and maybe even Fox) and give little praise to Liebesman for the impressive fighting scenes until the movie itself proves how bad it is. Oh, and the most likely scenario is a good opening at the box office and a good cash grab altogether that will justify a sequel...
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6:27AM on 02/22/2013
Seemingly there are no problems in Hollywood that sucking dick wonīt solve.
Seemingly there are no problems in Hollywood that sucking dick wonīt solve.
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9:22AM on 02/22/2013
You deserve a beer
You deserve a beer
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6:01AM on 02/22/2013
I don't understand how people are still having any kind of hope for this movie.
I love the Ninja Turtles as much as the next guy, but as I've said before and will say again: If a shit director, who has made only shit films, with his shit production company that also only make shit films, hire another director who has only made shit films, then the end product is bound to be......shit.

As far as I'm concerned this film isn't even in production, news like this should not be a surprise to
I don't understand how people are still having any kind of hope for this movie.
I love the Ninja Turtles as much as the next guy, but as I've said before and will say again: If a shit director, who has made only shit films, with his shit production company that also only make shit films, hire another director who has only made shit films, then the end product is bound to be......shit.

As far as I'm concerned this film isn't even in production, news like this should not be a surprise to ANYONE at this point in time. The casting is going to be fucking awful, the writing will be fucking awful, the movie is going to be fucking awful, that much was confirmed the second it was handed to Platinum Dunes.

If you want a genuine Turtles fix then read the great new IDW comic releases, or watch the Turtles Forever movie, or even try out that new CGI Nickelodeon series that has actually turned out to be pretty damn hilarious, but for the love of everything Turtles, and the future of our childhood franchises, can we just let this movie die completely on it's arse, the faster they lose the license the better off we'll all be.
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3:58AM on 02/22/2013

So, are we to assume it's now back to (T)eenage (M)utant Ninja Turtles, then?

Ok, Michael Bay's use of the "TMNT" acronym is interesting as, last year, he himself had indicated that the film would be released as simply "Ninja Turtles" & that the heroes would be of extraterrestrial origin. It looks like it could be possible that the script & even the official title has now changed. One can only hope.
Ok, Michael Bay's use of the "TMNT" acronym is interesting as, last year, he himself had indicated that the film would be released as simply "Ninja Turtles" & that the heroes would be of extraterrestrial origin. It looks like it could be possible that the script & even the official title has now changed. One can only hope.
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2:16AM on 02/22/2013
It seems like I'm checking to see if it's April Fool's Day more and more often.
It seems like I'm checking to see if it's April Fool's Day more and more often.
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1:56AM on 02/22/2013
In the immortal words of Big Earn McCracken, "It's a small world when you've got unbelievable tits Roy."
In the immortal words of Big Earn McCracken, "It's a small world when you've got unbelievable tits Roy."
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1:08AM on 02/22/2013
Nothing is forgiven. Not even close. They crush my spirits when they decided to make the turtles turn out to be aliens, and name the damn thing "Ninja Turtles".
Nothing is forgiven. Not even close. They crush my spirits when they decided to make the turtles turn out to be aliens, and name the damn thing "Ninja Turtles".
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1:07AM on 02/22/2013

TECHNICALLY...

...and this goes for all the Bay haters out there--he gets a pretty bad rap for his movie-decision making ways...but yet, a billion people go see his movies. So I think we should NOT be mad at the man so much as all the people that keep enabling him, don't ya think?? As far as THIS piece of news is concerned...and as far as this new Turtles movie is concerned, I can guarantee that Megan Fox is going to be the best thing about this movie--cause you KNOW that he's going to find a million
...and this goes for all the Bay haters out there--he gets a pretty bad rap for his movie-decision making ways...but yet, a billion people go see his movies. So I think we should NOT be mad at the man so much as all the people that keep enabling him, don't ya think?? As far as THIS piece of news is concerned...and as far as this new Turtles movie is concerned, I can guarantee that Megan Fox is going to be the best thing about this movie--cause you KNOW that he's going to find a million different ways to completely upset Turtle fans with story and design elements that are geared specifically to destroy childhoods. Details from where the OOZ zz comes from to the turtles possibly being ALIENS...and don't for get how cheesy and completely disconnected from what people think is cool the dialog is going to be-- remember the racist Transformer TWINS and how horrible that was...metallic Jar Jar in a bottle. Remember all those plot-devices in Transformers, like the HUMAN looking chick-bot?? Why didnt they do that ALL THE TIME...no, just because we needed an awkward college make out scene--oh, I can just imagine what he will think is cool for the Turtle franchise--I have my fingers crossed...and really, I really do HOPE for a successful film...but after seeing a giant Transformer with BALLS--I mean, why on EARTH did he think some of those ideas were "cool'?? Hes a good film maker/ director-- just disconnected...like an older guy trying to fit in with the younger crowd--completely oblivious to what sticks out like a sore thumb to the kids-- so yeah, thank GOD Megan is in this. At least thats SOMETHING.
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4:06AM on 02/22/2013
Damn. I forgot about the balls scene in TF2. That was a new low.
Damn. I forgot about the balls scene in TF2. That was a new low.
1:53AM on 02/23/2013
well especially on this site it's the cool thing to hate on the trifecta of directors like Bay, Ratner & McG, 2 aren't really deserving & only Ratner is the only real douche.
well especially on this site it's the cool thing to hate on the trifecta of directors like Bay, Ratner & McG, 2 aren't really deserving & only Ratner is the only real douche.
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11:51PM on 02/21/2013

What a fucking nightmare.

I hate this bitch. I don't want her within a thousand feet of my TMNT. She's just a raunchy, run of the mill skank with dead eyes and a vapid presence.
I hate this bitch. I don't want her within a thousand feet of my TMNT. She's just a raunchy, run of the mill skank with dead eyes and a vapid presence.
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11:51PM on 02/21/2013
Sure she'll be in the film- she'll be wearing a turtle mask and suit.
Sure she'll be in the film- she'll be wearing a turtle mask and suit.
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11:39PM on 02/21/2013
As long Shia is not Casey Jones...
As long Shia is not Casey Jones...
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11:36PM on 02/21/2013

Megan Fox in yellow overalls?

Works for me
Works for me
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11:24PM on 02/21/2013
Maybe she borrowed Michaelangelo's knee pads and had a private meeting with Bay.
Maybe she borrowed Michaelangelo's knee pads and had a private meeting with Bay.
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11:14PM on 02/21/2013
Edit: Double post
Edit: Double post
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11:13PM on 02/21/2013

I love me some Fox but...

This is still going to suck if the Turtles are alien.
This is still going to suck if the Turtles are alien.
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11:13PM on 02/21/2013
Cast as Shredder?
Cast as Shredder?
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10:39PM on 02/21/2013
I don't mind her casting. She doesn't bother me with her acting. Plus she is pretty to look at.

But I am disappointed that this is the direction that Bay is going for. But it's Bay, so I shouldn't be surprised. What's next, Shia LaBeouf is casted?
I don't mind her casting. She doesn't bother me with her acting. Plus she is pretty to look at.

But I am disappointed that this is the direction that Bay is going for. But it's Bay, so I shouldn't be surprised. What's next, Shia LaBeouf is casted?
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10:33PM on 02/21/2013
I think Megan gets too much slack. There are worse actresses out there and actresses who have far worse (and less truthful) things.
I think Megan gets too much slack. There are worse actresses out there and actresses who have far worse (and less truthful) things.
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3:28AM on 02/22/2013
Do you realize that "Cut her some slack" = "Give her a break"?
Do you realize that "Cut her some slack" = "Give her a break"?
1:23PM on 02/22/2013
LoL martinphipps... I was about to say the same thing. I think walkaway meant "flak"?
LoL martinphipps... I was about to say the same thing. I think walkaway meant "flak"?
10:29PM on 02/21/2013
At one point we'd see a transforming Turtle Van.
At one point we'd see a transforming Turtle Van.
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10:26PM on 02/21/2013
It would be hilarious if she ended up as Urma!!
It would be hilarious if she ended up as Urma!!
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10:01PM on 02/21/2013
Also Cobie Smulders would be the perfect April in my opinion.
Also Cobie Smulders would be the perfect April in my opinion.
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10:28PM on 02/21/2013
Oh my god yes.
Oh my god yes.
9:23AM on 02/22/2013
holy fuck yes
holy fuck yes
9:55PM on 02/21/2013
Emma Stone is like the female Nathan Fillion for fanboys, they want her in every role. I see no problem with her even cast as April. Still have no faith in this version though.
Emma Stone is like the female Nathan Fillion for fanboys, they want her in every role. I see no problem with her even cast as April. Still have no faith in this version though.
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1:54AM on 02/22/2013
Summer Glau is the female Nathan Fillion. Emma couldn't be considering she actually stars in films.
Summer Glau is the female Nathan Fillion. Emma couldn't be considering she actually stars in films.
9:54PM on 02/21/2013
OOOOOHHHH FUUUCK ME ..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

(C'mon people, tell me honestly that you're not looking forward to this epic train wreck?!)
OOOOOHHHH FUUUCK ME ..... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

(C'mon people, tell me honestly that you're not looking forward to this epic train wreck?!)
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9:49PM on 02/21/2013
definitely hope she isn't playing april. if this is the kind of talent they're casting so far, then my hopes for this being remotely good are quickly deteriorating.
definitely hope she isn't playing april. if this is the kind of talent they're casting so far, then my hopes for this being remotely good are quickly deteriorating.
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