Megan Fox Will Star in Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles Reboot

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Megan Fox and Michael Bay

Because Michael Bay and his in-the-making “Ninja Turtles” reboot weren’t already skating uphill with fans of the property, the Bayster has now officially announced that Megan Fox will be starring in the reboot.

The director of the upcoming “Pain and Gain” and producer on “Ninja Turtles” made the announcement on his blog, writing (rather succinctly for Bay):

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

April O'NeilAccording to Variety, Fox will play longtime Turtles ally (and ace reporter) April O’Neil in the reboot, with a male lead still uncast. Word is, Fox beat out Jane Levy, Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Olsen for the role. Or if she didn’t technically “beat” them out for the role, then the studio was meeting with those other lasses before deciding on Fox.

I guess this means Bay and Fox have made up after their very public spat between “Transformers” films that resulted in Fox being fired from the franchise. The cause of that, as you’ll recall, was Fox referring to Bay as “Hitler” on set and made other, um shall we say, less than flattering remarks about the director.

Fox has actually done well for herself post-“Transformers”. Granted, she’s fronted a couple of bombs, but she’s also smartly taken smaller roles in comedies like “Friends With Kids” and “This is 40″ to show Hollywood she’s more than just a pretty face. Okay, so probably no one will be hiring Megan Fox to be the next Melissa McCarthy anytime soon, but as the eye candy of a new movie franchise starring alien turtle ninjas, you could do a lot worst than Megan Fox, I suppose.

Jonathan Liebesman (“Battle: L.A.”) will direct the reboot, which is currently scheduled for 2014.

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  • venom_aa

    why god keeps punishing us geeks. sigh

  • Juggernaut

    FACE PALM!!!

  • Hedrick Curtis

    Why oh Why

  • Josiah

    Does anyone know who we can best get in contact with? I think we need a letter written with politness but conviction and we need it written to the right parties. I’ve seen some forums and facebook pages who are against messing with the Turtles origin story, but they each seem to have a small following. We need to consolidate are efforts into one area, so that our collective voices can be heard.

  • Juggernaut

    Michael bay has lost his gotdamn mind!!! First he changes them from mutant ninja turtles, which isn’t something that is up for debate it is in the F’N name for cryin’ out loud! Now he takes April O’Neil, a nice, cute girl next door character and cast a person who just about the least fits that description! I’m out!

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I hate you Michael Bay!

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    I still hold judgment til I see a trailer or something but yeah Bay is bugging!

  • Debo4735

    The part best fits someone like Amy Adams.

  • Alsoknownasnate

    the ooze is alien origin…. not the turtles themselves….. also, being a huge long time TMNT fan, I mean this with all due respect for the intellectual property that is this nostalgic/ iconic work from our childhood….. the whole concept of mutant ninjas who spawned from turtles exposed from a chemical is ridiculous unto itself….. so why are you mad that the studios cast Megan Fox as April O’Neal? You’re already are having to mentally sidestep the core idea of this idea franchise…. you’ve been doing it for years! …. Megan Fox is about as good as it should get…. Ninja Turtles in 2014 will be fucking cool….. so calm down fake fans….. you knoweth not what you want from this franchise really….. you’re your own worse enemies

    • Hedrick Curtis

      where did you hear that may I ask? From all the reports and Interviews I’ve seen he has said the turtles will be from an alien race, hence why he dropped the “Mutant” from the title. If the Ooze was only alien..they would still be mutants and plus No Shredder. Mutant Ninja Turtles are no more ridiculous than any other comic book or cartoon, it’s the fact that what he has in mind in no way resembles the turtles at all. Updating characters, refreshing them are on thing but when you take the entire thing apart and rip it to shreds till it barely resembles itself, especially when the fans have outwardly voiced their disapproval. If he wanted to make a film about alien warriors it wouldn’t be hard at all to come up with a story all his own instead of twisting an already existing one. As far as Megan Fox goes it because either from the original story where she works in a science lab, or where shes a reporter Fox does not it either role so there once again, resembles the core concept in Name only. The of course their is the point shes a dreadful actor. Not even Eye Candy in my opinion.

      • X_p

        heres the thing… Michael Bay makes michael bay movies. he doesnt ask the internet or a poll on what the internet thinks would make a good movie. have you ever really stopped to trip on the opinions people write about? second, no amount of crying from fan boys really matters because all stories get changes some more than most. avengers dont really meet in the comic books like they did in the movie, but no one cared about that. third the creators themselves approved all these changes cus they knew theyre brand was dead and Bay is reviving it just how he did with transformers.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Thank you very much!!
          And because of Bay’s revival we got the awesome Transformers Prime cartoon!!

          And the current Ninja Turtles cartoon is pretty good too. As was the last one!

          • X_p

            ya both those shows are quality.

        • hedrick

          Eastman and Laird had no choice in the matter, they haven’t had control for a while now and one of them has basically said he didn’t like it but couldn’t stop it. There were many fans of the original comics that did not like Avengers because it deviated but the characters remain recognizable as both the 616 universe and the ultimate universe, what he has planned for the turtles will make them completely different from what has been established for over 20 years. I have always disliked the notion of making a film of an existing franchise and making it for the average movie goer while alienating the current fan base. I can not comment on transformers as it was not a part of my childhood and I’ve only seen the second film, all the flak Bay got for them I stayed out of. I’m not sure what you mean by “Stopping to trip about Opinions.”

  • X_p

    I like this because like any normal male in america i think shes hot. end of story.