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Megan Fox Will Play April O’Neil In Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles


Hey, remember when Megan Fox compared Michael Bay to Hitler? 

The director announced he was bringing Fox back “into the family” for his Ninja Turtles film. He didn’t mention which part she’d be taking but Variety reports she’s signed on to play reporter and turtle pal, April O’Neil.

It’s a surprise to many to hear Fox has agreed to work with Bay after their very public falling out. The actress worked with the director on the first two Transformers films and was very vocal about her displeasure with him saying he was a “nightmare to work with.”

As to the Hitler comparison, Bay told GQ in 2011, “I wasn’t hurt, because I know that’s just Megan…When you’re days and months on a set, it’s like a family. You say rude things and you make up.”

Meanwhile, production on the film had been shaky with Paramount shutting it down just last summer and pushing the release date back to 2014. And fans are still pretty annoyed the turtles will have alien origins this time around. Variety says Jane Levy, Anna Kendrick, and Elizabeth Olsen were also up for April.

Besides the in-fighting, we’re surprised Fox has decided to work with Bay again because of comments her Transformer co-star Shia LaBeouf made. “Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women … This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it.”

We doubt Bay’s filmmaking style has evolved, perhaps Fox will have a clause in her contract over how she’s presented in the film?

Actress Judith Hoag played April in the original live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Here’s hoping the updated character can live up to the legacy.

(via Variety)

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  • http://twitter.com/Loerwyn Kathryn

    How about… a Big, Fat No?

    Firstly; April O’Neil was not a “beauty” in the same way Megan Fox is supposed to be (I don’t see it, to be honest). The combination of Fox and Bay makes me think a positive character will be turned into sex appeal.
    Secondly; April O’Neil is awesome. And a redhead. Megan Fox is certainly not the latter, nevermind the former.
    Thirdly; Michael Bay is crap and this film will be a trainwreck, even if it takes huge sums at the box office.
    Fourthly; Noomi Rapace should be cast as April O’Neil.

  • Anonymous

    Is it okay to hate Shia LaBeouf for calling “being uncomfortable looked at as a mastabatory object” as “Spice Girl strength”?

  • http://twitter.com/giapet gia manry

    Aw man, Anna Kendrick would have been awesome.

  • GrumpyGoomba

    This has finally guaranteed that I will not be watching this movie. I’ll stick to the awesome reboot on Nikelodeon thankyouverymuch!

  • http://twitter.com/mrfatelurk mark fluter

    megan who?

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Widget Joanna

    It’s Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles. Not Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles. Screw you Michael Bay! I hope this movies destroys your career. >.<

  • Ryan

    Yet another reason not to see Teenage Blank Blank Blank since they are aliens and not turtles, mutants or ninjas. Assuming they will even be teen aged.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jthai1138 John Thai

    WHO RESPONSIBLE THIS??!!!

  • http://twitter.com/nellydreadful Nelly Dreadful

    DAMMIT I thought they’d let this project die already.

  • Anonymous

    YES. Also, this movie is sounding more and more terrible. Please stop destroying my childhood, Bay, you poophead.

  • Anonymous

    Last I heard the TMNT movie was just being produced by and not directed by Bay.
    I could be wrong, and having his fingers in the soup is still too much involvement for my taste.

    I’m a bigger Transformers fan than I ever was a TMNT fan and while I have my ire for the TF movies I honestly think I’d be more upset if TMNT got the same treatment if for no other reason than the TMNT franchise has a stronger or at least more solid origin that doesn’t allow for quite as much…”creative license.”

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    I like Fox, because I love that she speaks her mind instead of trying to please everyone, but even that will not be enough to make me go see this.

    I just thank GAWD Del Toro made me believe in giant fightin’ robots again.

  • Anonymous

    That would have been awesome!

  • Anonymous

    I was going to write up this whole long thing but to the point – she’s not April O’Neil and this movie is going to suck

  • http://LizKatz.com/ Liz Katz

    *facepalm*

  • http://twitter.com/IAmSteamgirl Steamgirl

    Nothing against Megan Fox, I just don’t see how she screamed “April O’Neil” over Anna Kendrick.

  • Dr. Doug Drangle

    Your mother, because she clearly forgot to teach you what grammar is.

  • http://twitter.com/LanceBravestar1 Lance Bravestar

    It’s actually “WHOSE RESPONSIBLE THIS.”

  • Anonymous

    I was probably never going to see the film anyway but I still wished she hasn’t signed for it. Nothing Megan Fox did in her career was ever better than when she left a very successful franchise because the director treated her like crap. It took guts from her because she wasn’t in position of strength. I hope Bay gave a formal apology.

  • http://twitter.com/LanceBravestar1 Lance Bravestar

    Well, at least new TMNT fans are introduced to the more faithful Nick show before the movie, so they can hate Bay along with the older fans.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    WHOS RESPONSIBLE THIS is a meme, it’s terrible grammar on purpose.

  • Betty Windsor

    Yeah, I have a weird appreciation for her crazyness as well. She kinda reminds me of that one mean friend you have that loves you and hates everybody else

  • Betty Windsor

    Ooooo burn from a mod

  • Antonio Soto

    Wow. I didn’t realize Michael Bay wanted to instantly win another Razzie so badly!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Intangir Anders Vesterberg

    HAH! we wish! its not bad enough he f***ed up transformers now he will abuse turtles (again) so much for cease and desist…

  • http://twitter.com/TiffLittleJ Tiffany Littlejohn

    “Actress Judith Hoag played April in the original live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. Here’s hoping the updated character can live up to the legacy.”….

    …this is 100% unlikely.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    It’s always okay to hate Shia LaBeouf.

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Widget Joanna

    Lol. Can’t even write bad grammar correctly.

  • Anonymous

    Michael Bay….please die…

  • Anonymous

    She’d be much better a Venus or Mona Lisa than April. I’d be strangely okay with a reptillian Megan Fox. Either option would be more appropriate than casting her as Karai or Ninjara.

  • Anonymous

    He’s not directing…just wanna point that out

  • Anonymous

    Not sure what you’re trying to state here. Also, using the word “crazyness” is problematic.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kitfoxtrot Christopher LaHaise

    The only good thing I can say, so far, with Megan Fox as April, is that she looks closer to the April from the comic books, and less like April from the cartoons. I’m completely cool with that – I’d rather they moved closer to the comic books, and far, far away from the Archie comics / cartoon set.

  • Constance

    Oh, Bay still thinks this depravity is going to happen?

  • Constance

    Putting them in space is not a step closer to the comics.

  • http://profiles.google.com/kitfoxtrot Christopher LaHaise

    Can’t argue that, unless they’re doing with the Triceratons (I think that’s what they were called).

  • Anonymous

    I cannot believe what he said here…. jesus ““Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment
    [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael,
    who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films
    women … This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed
    in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the
    sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it.”

    “This woman empowerment stuff”??? and then he compares woman empowerment to the Spice Girls! Oh yeah, they were the freakin idols of progress for feminism! That is the most ridiculous head-patting bullshit I have ever heard. Jesus. I used to love this kid when he was in Even Steven’s why did he grow up to be such a dick?

  • Anonymous

    She would have, but can’t imagine she would want to work for Bay…I would want to stick to a show that actually understands how to write women.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ender.7 John Ender

    I would rather have Sarah Michelle Grellar take a crack at it… again

  • Octochan

    it’s not so easy to leave Mr. Bay’s ‘family’, is it?

  • Anonymous

    What about Justin Bieber?

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    I don’t see why we can’t all hate him too.

  • Anonymous

    Yup. The More The Merrier!

  • http://www.facebook.com/maus.merryjest Maus Merryjest

    … kill it with fire. Can we please bring Judith Hoag back? Even if she’s aged out of the role, she’d still be better than Fox.