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Megan Fox Cast in the 'TMNT' Film

The film's producer says the 'Transformers' star will appear in the upcoming movie.

We haven't heard anything new about Ninja Turtles in quite some time, but now Michael Bay, the movie's producer, made a big announcement via his website.

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

As you probably remember, the actress worked with Bay on Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She didn't return for 3rd film after a few very negative remarks about working with Bay. But, it appears whatever happened between them is being kept in the past and the two will collaborate once again.

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Unless they introduce a new character, I think it's safe to say Fox will play April O'Neil. The film is scheduled to come out in 2014 and is being directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Viners, can you see Megan Fox as the classic Turtles character or do you think she'll have a different role?

Source: Michael Bay, IGN

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Posted By DEGRAAF

@munkieKONG said:

to be fair amidst the slew of hate comments likely to follow.... the pic on the right looks pretty legit

actually that is somewhat old. I believe someone on Deviantart made it

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Posted By DEGRAAF

For some reason i picture her being Karai. Not that that would be any better (lol it would probably be worse) but i dont see her being April

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Posted By mk111

TMNT isn't delayed anymore, I guess.

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Posted By Matchstick

Friend of mine had a scary thought: What if she's not playing April, what if she was cast as Karai.

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Posted By pingclang

Bay can suck my ass, I'm officially through.

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Posted By chasereis

meh.

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Posted By MatKrenz

@Logan Reilly: Actually I looked it up. http://theblemish.com/2009/09/megan-fox-calls-michael-bay-hitler-crew-calls-her-dumb/

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Posted By SlickyMike88

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Posted By bloggerboy

@kingsloth said:

@ckuakini: I can be in any forum I choose. just as you can be as delusional as you choose to be. Do you honestly expect a TMNT movie to be good, its going to be turtles eating pizza and taking orders from a rat, sounds stupid to me.

Just because it's stupid or silly doesn't mean it can't be good. Roger Rabbit has a talking animated rabbit and that movie is a classic. You are expecting dumb action and dumb comedy when the potential is to do even something serious with a silly premise. You could do good comedy and satire with mutated turtles that eat pizza.

But this movie, it fails before anything is even shot on film/digital because of the people behind it. Namely Bay and now Fox is added to a list that will probably get even bigger the more they cast etc.

If we can get something like The Dark Knight out of man dressing up like a Bat with pointy ears we can get a good Turtles movie. But we'll most likely get something like Batman & Robin right out of the starting gate.

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Posted By x_29

Porn it.

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Posted By bloggerboy

@shackle said:

@munkieKONG said:

to be fair amidst the slew of hate comments likely to follow.... the pic on the right looks pretty legit

It's trendy to hate on Fox these days. She's got a supporting role in a film that's not exactly going to require Oscar caliber acting ability, and fools are running around like it's the end of the world. Megan Fox isn't a good actress, but she doesn't have to be a good actress for this role, so the hysteria gang should probably just chill out.

That's like shooting yourself in the foot and saying it's okay because you can limp.

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Posted By SUPER-MAN 23

Okay, hopefully she will do better as April than as her character in TF.

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Posted By InAp

Whoever the girl on the right is, she's super f**king bad. To everyone that can't understand y FOX is be cast, think about it. She's attractive and she has screen presence. Yeah she's not the best actress but she puts people the audience. It's all about the Benjamin's Baby. Chill out fellow fanboys! It will be all good!

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Posted By KINCART

I'm out!

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Posted By BlueLantern1995

@Death Certificate said:

Amen Brother. Battle for Helm's Deep has ended, the War for the TMNT Franchise has begun.

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Posted By Death Certificate

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Posted By Crimsonlord53

Has it really been 23 years since the original movie came out. Damn I feel old.

Judith Hoag to Megan Fox as april = fail.

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Posted By hammers_of_justice

No !!

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Posted By Omega Ray Jay

Lol oh my God that sucks!

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Posted By nickxh
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Posted By Logan Reilly
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Posted By nakobass

I'm a supporter of Bay and the Transformers Movies, but even I have to ask WHY to Megan Fox in a TMNT movie. It just doesn't make sense.

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Posted By Edimasta

NO PLEASE NOT THAT STUPID B**** please... NO WAY!!!! Please don't screw with my childhood-memories :( :( :(

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Posted By Outside_85

@k4tzm4n said:

@Outside_85 said:

@mcbean said:

SHE NOT A GOOD ACTRESS SOOOO WHY IS SHE GOING TO BE IN TMNT.

Fits with Bay directing it, so it was going to be bad anyways.

He's not directing it.

Why is he talking about her then?

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Posted By velvetmeds

OH GOD NO.

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Posted By modunhanul

What?

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Posted By Alchemax_7

Was sobbing :( ...... now there is just Anger

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Posted By TDK_1997

The movie is getting worser and worser with every day.

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Posted By sinestro_GL

So I guess she's going to be Donatello?

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Posted By FadeToBlackBolt

@jesusdisciple001 said:

Why does she keep getting comic roles

Because she's a fan of comics.

Poor Megan Fox. She's not the best actress ever, but she cops such a raw deal.

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Posted By LaserLambert

We don't need a movie, that can only hurt the new show not help it, maybe some ad exec will come along and say, nah make it more like the movie, change this change that. I don't want to see another TMNT movie as long as Michael Bay is within 6 lightyears of the producer's role.

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Posted By Comiclove5

@ScreamingGhost said:

@TheAcidSkull:

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Agreed and....

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By Inverno

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

k4tz how are you not raging right now? This...this is horrible...the joke is literally true now. What's next? Shia as Shredder?

No, no, no, he is going to be Casey. While John Turturro is going to play Shredder.

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Posted By Logan Reilly

@MatKrenz:

that was Spielberg, the producer

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Posted By RalfvdH

mwah.. who cares... Wasn't planning on watching the movie anyway....

And you never know... Maybe she and he will surprise you...

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Posted By ScreamingGhost

@TheAcidSkull:

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Posted By batfan916

In the words of Babz "Out !!!" >=\

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Posted By Funkydeath

No no no no no!!!!

Five 'no's' intended! (one for each turtle/alien/whatever bull he is turning them into and one for april) Why are you doing this to our childhoods? How many beloved characters can he ruin? I mean ill pay to see it even if it's terrible. But come I know they live in a sewer but the turtles deserve better.

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Posted By GodDamnIronMan

She looks nothing like April.........more like a Who#$

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Posted By kriminal

i cant bring myself to complain about megan fox. she probably shouldnt be in the movie and i should be mad. but its megan fox .1 step forward, 2 steps back.

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@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

Wow that's crazy. I'm going to have to look more into this for sure. I remember when they cancelled the production of the movie and postponed the release date of it almost 3 years ago. Maybe Megan Fox is right though, what if he is HITLER!

I mean Bay doesn't make good movies but I don't think he's committing genocide. Unless I hear something really different than what they had planned and stick to the mythology of the franchise I will ignore this movie as much as I can and just enjoy the incredible new cartoon on Nickelodeon.

Love the animated series..I'm actually watching re-runs of it right now - the episode, Monkey Brains; and how Mikey got bummed out he didn't name the T-Phone before Donatello did and that Splinter will be training April, ninjutsu...every episode has there laughs.

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@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

Wow that's crazy. I'm going to have to look more into this for sure. I remember when they cancelled the production of the movie and postponed the release date of it almost 3 years ago. Maybe Megan Fox is right though, what if he is HITLER!

I mean Bay doesn't make good movies but I don't think he's committing genocide. Unless I hear something really different than what they had planned and stick to the mythology of the franchise I will ignore this movie as much as I can and just enjoy the incredible new cartoon on Nickelodeon.

Agreed, but he's also an expertise at computer animation, live-action films, and special effects such as the Transformer films he produced which makes me think he'll be a great asset to the TMNT films. Hopefully there'll be more screenwriters that are very dedicated on what they do (more than Bay), stick to the Ninja Turtles mythos (like you said) and expand on the stories. If they don't and I see that they haven't made any progress with this production, I'll be pissed! But again, we just have to wait and see how the movie turns out, hoping for the best and for it to be EPIC!

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Posted By bloggerboy

This is like watching a trainwreck. It's hilarious!

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Posted By Mbecks14

@ckuakini said:

Wow that's crazy. I'm going to have to look more into this for sure. I remember when they cancelled the production of the movie and postponed the release date of it almost 3 years ago. Maybe Megan Fox is right though, what if he is HITLER!

I mean Bay doesn't make good movies but I don't think he's committing genocide. Unless I hear something really different than what they had planned and stick to the mythology of the franchise I will ignore this movie as much as I can and just enjoy the incredible new cartoon on Nickelodeon.

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Posted By Raw_Material

@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

As I said before, I don't have any problem with Megan Fox as an actress, I don't understand the rabid hatred towards her. But as to why I'm commenting on the article, I happen to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything about this project sounds god awful. I don't want this bastardization of a movie to get made. I don't know where they stand plotwise anymore but last I heard they weren't mutants and they might not have even been teens, and there was a turtle planet and then they were talking about making Casey Jones the star with the turtles as his supporting cast. Whether he's producing or directing, Bay's vision for the Turtles is sorely misguided.

That would be a COMPLETE mess if they did. I'm not sure what they have plotted for the story line, but they better not change their original origin around to help them out with their film - for us comic fans, it's all about reference and continuity and if they don't hit this film on the dot I think it will be a disaster. If this is so, we need to make a forum of why Michael Bay should not be producing the movie. Really love how the 1990 trilogy ended and with that one animated movie they made isn't contributing, as well. I'm jus saying the Turtles better look realistic looking (topping the characters they made in 1990), they better have the same mutated origin, Splinter better still be the smart and father he is, Casey better still be the same Casey is depicted to be (with complete reference of the comic book), and sooo much other things that you got me thinking about now that you brought up the rumors of what he might be planning on doing. I'm serious, if he screws this up where running a Hate thread for this guy. I mean he made Transformers almost perfect, so he better not slack off and create a complete bomb.

Transformers being perfect is debatable but yeah google Michael Bay's TMNT. The project was supposed to be out years ago but fan backlash towards leaked scripts and plots was so violent that they canned the project and put it on ice. Until now apparently. I'm assuming not much has changed since Bay's attitude at the time was along the lines of "F*** you fans, I know what I'm doing, you guys don't know what you want." blahblahblah. It's not looking promising.

Wow that's crazy. I'm going to have to look more into this for sure. I remember when they cancelled the production of the movie and postponed the release date of it almost 3 years ago. Maybe Megan Fox is right though, what if he is HITLER!

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Posted By Cavemold

if shes naked i will watch and mute her.

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Posted By Mbecks14

@ckuakini said:

@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

As I said before, I don't have any problem with Megan Fox as an actress, I don't understand the rabid hatred towards her. But as to why I'm commenting on the article, I happen to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything about this project sounds god awful. I don't want this bastardization of a movie to get made. I don't know where they stand plotwise anymore but last I heard they weren't mutants and they might not have even been teens, and there was a turtle planet and then they were talking about making Casey Jones the star with the turtles as his supporting cast. Whether he's producing or directing, Bay's vision for the Turtles is sorely misguided.

That would be a COMPLETE mess if they did. I'm not sure what they have plotted for the story line, but they better not change their original origin around to help them out with their film - for us comic fans, it's all about reference and continuity and if they don't hit this film on the dot I think it will be a disaster. If this is so, we need to make a forum of why Michael Bay should not be producing the movie. Really love how the 1990 trilogy ended and with that one animated movie they made isn't contributing, as well. I'm jus saying the Turtles better look realistic looking (topping the characters they made in 1990), they better have the same mutated origin, Splinter better still be the smart and father he is, Casey better still be the same Casey is depicted to be (with complete reference of the comic book), and sooo much other things that you got me thinking about now that you brought up the rumors of what he might be planning on doing. I'm serious, if he screws this up where running a Hate thread for this guy. I mean he made Transformers almost perfect, so he better not slack off and create a complete bomb.

Transformers being perfect is debatable but yeah google Michael Bay's TMNT. The project was supposed to be out years ago but fan backlash towards leaked scripts and plots was so violent that they canned the project and put it on ice. Until now apparently. I'm assuming not much has changed since Bay's attitude at the time was along the lines of "F*** you fans, I know what I'm doing, you guys don't know what you want." blahblahblah. It's not looking promising.

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@Mbecks14 said:

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

As I said before, I don't have any problem with Megan Fox as an actress, I don't understand the rabid hatred towards her. But as to why I'm commenting on the article, I happen to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything about this project sounds god awful. I don't want this bastardization of a movie to get made. I don't know where they stand plotwise anymore but last I heard they weren't mutants and they might not have even been teens, and there was a turtle planet and then they were talking about making Casey Jones the star with the turtles as his supporting cast. Whether he's producing or directing, Bay's vision for the Turtles is sorely misguided.

That would be a COMPLETE mess if they did. I'm not sure what they have plotted for the story line, but they better not change their original origin around to help them out with their film - for us comic fans, it's all about reference and continuity and if they don't hit this film on the dot I think it will be a disaster. If this is so, we need to make a forum of why Michael Bay should not be producing the movie. Really love how the 1990 trilogy ended and with that one animated movie they made isn't contributing, as well. I'm jus saying the Turtles better be realistic looking (topping the characters they made in 1990), they better have the same mutated origin, Splinter - the smart father he is, Casey - the same Casey he's depicted to be (with complete reference of the comic book), Shredder definitely needs to be in it, and sooo much other things that you got me thinking about now that you brought up the rumors of what he might be planning on doing. I'm serious, if he screws this up we're definitely running a Hate thread for this dude. I mean he made Transformers almost perfect, so he better not slack off on this film and create a complete bomb to ruin our childhood memories.

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Posted By Mbecks14

@ckuakini said:

@shackle: @kingsloth: @Mbecks14: You guys serious? Why are you in the forums in the first place then? Your 2 cents on this is like giving a rich man money. DOESN'T MAKE SENSE!

As I said before, I don't have any problem with Megan Fox as an actress, I don't understand the rabid hatred towards her. But as to why I'm commenting on the article, I happen to love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Everything about this project sounds god awful. I don't want this bastardization of a movie to get made. I don't know where they stand plotwise anymore but last I heard they weren't mutants and they might not have even been teens, and there was a turtle planet and then they were talking about making Casey Jones the star with the turtles as his supporting cast. Whether he's producing or directing, Bay's vision for the Turtles is sorely misguided.