The Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake has seen a lot of controversy over the last eight months, ever since the official title changed to the simplified Ninja Turtles. The title has recently changed back to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and now it looks like a familiar face might turn up in the remake.
Per a posting on Michael Bay’s official website, it seems actress Megan Fox will return to Michael Bay’s menagerie of actors. Michael Bay simply posted the following: “TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!” That begs the question, who would she play in the new Turtles film?
The obvious choice would be April O’Neil, the gorgeous TV news reporter who befriends the turtles. This wouldn’t be so problematic. She would only have to be a damsel in distress, and Fox had plenty of practice at that during the first two Transformers movies. The only problem is that she doesn’t really look like April O’Neil in the comics, cartoon series, or earlier movies. Maybe Megan Fox would play a villain like Demoness of Yomi, or perhaps Kala, the female Neutrino from Dimension X.
If Megan Fox does join the cast of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake, this would be her first Michael Bay film since Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Bay and Megan Fox had a falling out after Fox called Bay a “Nazi” during an interview in 2009. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaced Megan Fox as Sam Witwicky’s love interest in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will hit theaters everywhere (with or without Megan Fox) on May 16, 2014.