Megan Fox joins Michael Bay's 'TMNT'
February 22nd, 2013
09:24 AM ET

Megan Fox joins Michael Bay's 'TMNT'

The legendary tension surrounding Megan Fox's exit from "Transformers 3" is evidently water under the bridge.

The filmmaker behind that still-running franchise, Michael Bay, has announced on his website that he's bringing Fox into the fold for his upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot.

"TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!" said Bay, whom Fox once compared to Hitler after working with him on the first two "Transformers" movies.

Yet by the time "Transformers 3" opened in 2011, Bay seemed unperturbed by Fox's statement.

“I wasn’t hurt, because I know that’s just Megan," he said ahead of the movie's release. "When you’re days and months on a set, it’s like a family. You say rude things and you make up.”

Although Bay hasn't clarified what role Fox, 26, will be playing, reports suggest that she's going to portray April O'Neil, the human friend of the turtles. In the original version, the gang of four reptiles mutate into warriors after coming in contact with radioactive slime.

The new movie version, however, is going to be different. As Bay's explained, "these turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.”

That news created such an uproar that Bay, who's producing the movie helmed by Jonathan Liebesman, had to defend his stance.

“Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script," Bay said last spring. "Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world."

According to Entertainment Weekly, filming's expected to start in the spring.

Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • Megan Fox • movies

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  2. Her hubby, David

    I popped in like 3 seconds the first time with her

    March 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bataa

    test test

    March 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
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    March 17, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dadaDAAAAAAAA

    sweet jeebus the comments are the best part about this article...oh and f michael bay

    March 16, 2013 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. Noj


    March 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dont tick me off sistah


    March 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. se123

    You mean Bay is going to screw up another fan favorite franchise!

    March 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shay

    Won't see this. The "alien" thing is completely idiotic, and so is casting Megan Fox as anything...

    March 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. downsideoffame

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    March 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Neil Randell

    So what does the M in TMNT stand for now if not mutant? I guess Mr. Bay will rename it TANT, for Alien. Ha!

    March 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. shhhhhhh

    quiet please i'm on a conf call. thank you.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. phearis

    Michael Bay being aloud to make movies is proof that God doesn't exist. If he/she did, then they would NOT allow this travesty to continue!


    March 8, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. megan

    la donnie... no clue

    March 6, 2013 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. do not know this bebra either

    never saw her before in my life....all #'s changed over night.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
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    March 6, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  17. Rock

    There was a time when I would have jlzzed up every pore on her body...and I still will but, wow, damaged goods...and weird thumbs

    March 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  18. theduke

    what happened to it's face??????????

    March 1, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  19. daisyduke

    1980s daisy duke look alike?

    February 27, 2013 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  20. dan

    With as much botox as she has in her face how is she planning on smiling or frowning or acting for that matter. Has she not seen what happened to Meg Ryan.

    February 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Monkey Thumbs

    leave me alone

    February 25, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  22. Megan Fox

    is all mouth until the digging begins and you realize she is no better then any other hollywood actress.

    February 25, 2013 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  23. Hollywood Performers

    you have too understand how the industry works-you either have or you don't. most don't and are bugging out all the time not realizing the other side of the acting world is using them.

    February 25, 2013 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  24. Used and Abused

    she is not what we call true quality material...she bugs out and that is her first problem in the industry and noone will hire her. she needs to keep her big mouth reputation closed.

    February 25, 2013 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  25. Megan TV Power

    she is not nor will ever be quality tv..she may know few directors but in the end nothing is there but a vicious ice box person. she maybe feeling secure for the moment but that ends quickly when used by the industry.

    February 25, 2013 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  26. Reputation

    you do not have to care what everyone thinks...but in order too keep a job like i have for may years you need too have the right tools and know how too use them properly. if you do not have the right personality you cannot survive in this industry.

    she is not powerful other then knowing a few people does not make you powerful it causes a ton of hatred.

    February 25, 2013 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  27. Director

    In hollywood we look for people who have the charm and personality and who are not bugging out....'
    these problems are a huge risk in the acting business and we probably would not even look at her resume
    knowing about her "reputation".

    February 25, 2013 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  28. Megan --

    she is a risk and bugging out all the time. we could never put her in a high level acting position in hollywood..
    plus she is officially hated.....she's a television risk.

    February 25, 2013 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  29. As of Today

    megan is officially hated by everyone–what a shame–she needs to change her personality or nobody will hire her in the future, in my line of work she would be risk too us.

    February 25, 2013 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  30. Bug

    its well hated on this let it runs its course of being used by cnn...

    February 25, 2013 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |

    since in the viewers eyes she is a cow a porn page was created by someone called happy cow 22 so that now proves too me the hacker is still on CNN-

    February 25, 2013 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  32. The CowBug Name

    was the last straw-

    February 25, 2013 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  33. I saw the debt at one time

    how was the jail did you see that movie that was a great movie.

    February 25, 2013 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  34. I saw the debt at one time

    how was the jail did you see that movie?

    February 25, 2013 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  35. TV22

    its show up for 10 minutes and your blogging material all day long that is so weird.

    February 25, 2013 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  36. MLatino

    Megan Fox as April O'Neal, that's a great call.

    Michael Bay directing it and making the Ninja Turtle's from outer space, that needs to all go away.

    February 25, 2013 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  37. Dapple

    TMNT... with lots of explosions? can't wait lol. Hopefully it won't be terrible. lol. One can only hope.

    February 25, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  38. Timus

    The good news is that she's in it. THe bad news is that Michael Bay is making it!!!! I can't even imagine TMNT with ^%^% blowing up all over the place. Kind of takes away from the story.

    February 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Alvarez

    she looks good but would look even better with a few of my butt nuggets stuffed in her ears.

    February 24, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  40. GoldMon

    buh bye

    February 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  41. fernace

    It's amazing how $$$ brings people back into the fold of the "family"! Hey, Techno Viking, my last name is Viking, are we related? If you have $$$ I'm in the fold! Lol!!

    February 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • wanna come out with us fernace....

      you won't be home until time for work tomorrow.

      February 24, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  42. agreed...

    brian is still the only younger man i'd make the effort for....hey what can i say? truth!

    February 24, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  43. i'd do brian...

    he's the only younger man i'd do...

    February 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  44. quagmire

    I still do Megan ,,, oh yea

    February 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  45. let's see....

    do i want too be like Megan or have pride......Give me pride......

    February 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Megan M.

    i will break the ice before we go into 666....its not going into 666....kapeesh

    February 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |


    February 24, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  48. Megan Fox

    has a selfish agenda and could care less about anyone or the fans....brian austin green is much different...
    he's popoular the fans want him and he is the popular ticket in hollywood -

    February 24, 2013 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  49. Marriage

    Brian Austin Green is number 1 to the fans...Megan Fox is NOT a nice person end of story.

    February 24, 2013 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  50. Brian Austin Green

    Amazing how he deals with this 24 hour a day spotlight...megan fox has huge issues and a lousy actress and Brian deal with this 24 hours a a fan i am NOT angry its just that i'm not quite sure why....hey to each his own and a fan too brian forever

    February 24, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  51. Meg Fox is POS

    and a lousy actor and a crummy example to hollywood with a tooled addiction.....

    February 24, 2013 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  52. she wons some points because she hacked in

    report please

    February 24, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  53. The call was over heard...


    February 24, 2013 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  54. so we are clear...

    1. breakfast
    2. mare-cookie delivery
    3. work


    February 23, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  55. oh shut up

    go too bed already...

    February 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Curt34Canada

    hES MENTAL TO CHANGE THE TMNT.IF HES SUCH A GREAT WRITER HED UNTOUCH IT,,,I m from the original era. I saw all 3 movies in the threatre. I will not see this unless its free, I just asked my 9 yr old son Ashton how the turtles came to be?? He replied ,, in the sewer,, in radioactive ooze. I told him not anymore,, there from space and not mutants now,,hes like thats dumb I dont want to see that.Just like how MB distroyed Transformers, goodbye turtles.This Director thinks hes so wonderful he can change an era. He Cant.

    February 23, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • here is the way it went....

      1. cookies
      2. all is fine
      3. nobody said anything
      4 they are very nice and treat me well...

      February 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |

    Just to make sure it'll suck let's ask Megan Fox to be in it.

    February 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Torpedo

      To ensure that it doesn't suck, they should have Megan Fox suck the turtles.

      February 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Richard

    If I were Fox, I'd view being cast in this rubbish as a sign Bay was still angry.

    February 22, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Scott

    So, what, they're Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles now? TANT? Why, Michael, Why?

    February 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Master_Splinter

    the raping of my childhood just doesnt stop,huh.

    Thanks Bay,you frikin idiot

    February 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  61. r u serious?

    The turtles don't "mutate into warriors." They mutate from normal turtles into the larger sized turtles we've all come to recognize as the TMNT. They only become ninja warriors with Master Splinter's help and his teachings in the martial arts.

    February 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Tug Romney

    Which Ninja Turtle with Megan Fox be playing? I'm thinking maybe Rafael. It's too bad, really that she'll be buried under all that make up (or just a CGI character), and not showing off her wombly-womblies in a tight fitting, low-cut number (which is the ONLY reason to see Megan Fox in a movie!).

    February 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cowabunga

      I think she's playing April O'Neal.

      Can't wait to see her in a yellow jumpsuit

      February 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Your Friendly Neighborhood Weed-Man

    Hell is he talkin bout we need to chill?? Motherfudga how you just gon' change a storyline background about 4 of the most beloved characters of all time by an entire generation around the world and not expect an uproar?? Aliens?? The fudge?? SMDH... Now we gon' get a TMNT movie with exploding pizzas and some bullcrap about how they crash landed on earth and crap. AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!

    February 22, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Nathan Bezner

    Help fight this travesty!

    February 22, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  65. Mort

    Is she a lesbean? I don't think she is one but it doesn't hurt to ask. I think lesbeans are funny embiciles. They are very comedic.

    February 22, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Morte D'Arthur

      Correction: "lesbian," "imbecile." Congrats on "comedic." That must have used up some brain cells.

      February 22, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Mort

      It made my head hurt bad. I don't know if its thinking or sinuses. I'm gonna try not thinking so hard and see if that helps. Lesbeans are dumb.

      February 22, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Morte D'Arthur

      it's friday. you shouldn't try to think so much with the weekend coming. take it easy and kill a few brain cells tonight and tomorrow.

      February 22, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  66. Techno Viking

    Megan is not a great actress, but I've seen far worse. Kristen Stewart, Lindsey Lohan and Shia Labeouf just to name a few

    February 22, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  67. Lassie

    She looks like she is sitting on a toilet in that picture. Gross.

    February 22, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Everybody Poops...

      even Megan Fox. she may poop more than most, though. I don't know. maybe we should ask her.

      February 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Shep

    I hope someone will fling turd nuggets at her.

    February 22, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  69. Really now...

    Wow. This will cement her reputation as a legitimate actress once and for all.

    February 22, 2013 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)


      This will be her 'Les Mislerables'

      February 22, 2013 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Goldman met the requirements for september?

      Any thoughts advice? thanks!

      February 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

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