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Megan Fox Joins TMNT
She's on as April O'Neil

22 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Michael Bay

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For a while, it seemed as though the only news about the proposed new take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was about as welcome as someone pooping into their sewer living room. Fans were up in arms about proposed changes to the mythology, the writers kept changing and then it was delayed for yet more script work. Today, however, there was a much more surprising announcement: Megan Fox is on board.

“But!” we hear you cry, “good burghers of Empire! How can that be? Didn’t Fox and Bay have a huge falling out after Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen? With insults hurled back and forth?!” All of that is true, and please don’t call us burghers. It sounds rude.

Time, apparently, has healed the rift and Michael Bay broke the news on his website with a basic announcement. “TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!”

The Hollywood Reporter has tapped its sources and discovered that Bay and his former Transformers leading lady reconciled over several meetings, and that Turtles director Jonathan Liebesman won her over with storyboards and descriptions of the film, which will blend humans such as Fox (playing roving reporter and Turtle pal April O’Neil) with motion-captured heroes in a half shell.

They’re still looking to return to our screens on May 16, 2014, so it would appear that everything is up and running again. We can’t help but think that Fox might not be seen as the ideal choice by many fans, however…


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Your Comments

Megan Foxs best role
Is it me or is her best role that in the dictator where she played herself? She was the worst in transformers 2 More

Posted by Paulwalbin81 at 18:54 on 25 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Won't Matter.
I think it great news! I am sure they will just keep her a brunette and hopefully she will wear the skin tight all in one yellow outfit from the cartoons and run in slow motion ALOT!. its just a movie based on a daft comic and produced by Bay!! She hardly has to be Oscar material, lighten up people!!. More

Posted by Dannybohy at 10:20 on 25 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Won't Matter.
Its impossible to "fuck up" a stupid 80s cartoon. So I don't care. But clearly Bay has recently been IN Fox! More

Posted by NeoBrowser at 04:28 on 25 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Won't Matter.
No, no, no!! I wasn't big fan of Transformers so when Bay fucked them up it didn't bother me that much but TMNT is much more personal. Fox is just wrong, she has no personality More

Posted by musht at 12:33 on 23 February 2013 | Report This Post

Won't Matter.
There is nothing they could possibly do to make this a good film. They could cast Jesus, Buddha or Ryan Gosling and no one would care. More

Posted by bradcam72 at 13:05 on 22 February 2013 | Report This Post

Nope, nope, nope, nope......
i'm not a massive fan of TMNT, but i can see this is wrong in every way; 1. she can't act 2. this is supposed to be mainly aimed at the kids and the fans of TMNT, not people who think she hot 3. she won't suit ginger hair if she's on board, make her walk now and save us the diaster More

Posted by RedAngel989 at 11:13 on 22 February 2013 | Report This Post

Oh boy!
Looks like someone got laid by Megan Fox. More

Posted by siyafrica@gmail.com at 10:23 on 22 February 2013 | Report This Post

Plain and simple: She's not an actress. Maybe only good to look (watch This Is 40) More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 09:05 on 22 February 2013 | Report This Post

it gets worse
This is shaping up to be terrible Can Bay not be locked away for repeatedly raping my childhood? More

Posted by MrTrick at 08:08 on 22 February 2013 | Report This Post

Ha!
This ought to reassure those fans worried about where Bay and co. are going with this...(total sarcasm) More

Posted by partybee at 07:58 on 22 February 2013 | Report This Post

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