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I’ll hand Megan Fox this: the girl sure doesn’t mince her words. Remember that whole brouhaha over her calling her “Transformers” star Michael Bay a Nazi? That got everyone pissed off at her, including, of all people, Steven Spielberg. It also got her fired from the third “Transformers” movie.
But Fox and Bay have since made up, and the director eventually cast her as April O’Neill in his upcoming reboot of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” (Bay is producing, with Jonathan Liebesman directing.)
Obviously, as with all things fanboy-related, some people had issues with Fox’s casting. I have no idea why. It’s a movie about mutated turtles that are also ninjas. Seriously. There is nothing these people can do that would make the film any sillier, including casting Fox as ace reporter and turtle confidant April O’Neil.
During a press junket, here’s how Fox responded when asked about the mostly negative reaction by fanboys to news surrounding the film, including, of course, her casting (via Cinemablend):
Let me tell you something about those people. How much money did Transformers 4 make? Exactly. Those people can complain – they all go to the theater. They’re gonna love it – and if they don’t love it, they can fuck off, and that’s the end of that.
Oh snap! I can totally picture Fox doing the “Z” thing with her fingers as she said that.
But like I said, folks, it’s a movie about mutant ninja turtles. Does it really matter who they cast in this thing as long as the mutant ninja turtles are running around doing mutant ninja turtle things?
It’s like people complaining about “story problems” with the “Transformers” movies. Why?
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” starring Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, and Tony Shalhoub, opens this Friday on August 8th.
In the meantime, here are some new pics from the movie: