Megan Fox Joins the Ninja Turtles Reboot

Will she play April O'Neil? More importantly, will she wear the classic yellow jumpsuit?

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

It seems like only yesterday that Megan Fox was comparing her Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen director, Michael Bay, to Adolf Hitler. It's hard to come back from invoking Godwin's Law, but Fox appears to have finally buried the hatchet with Bay, who just announced that she's been cast in his upcoming reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Michael Bay has announced via his website that he is "bringing Megan Fox back into the family" for "TMNT," an acronym that's raising a few eyebrows – since the reboot was quite famously retitled simply "Ninja Turtles" – but it's likely that the internet is reading a little too much into that. "TMNT" is an expression indelibly linked to the franchise, about a quartet of humanoid ninjitsu master turtles, between the ages of 10 and 19, who team up with a reporter named April O'Neil and fight bad guys on a regular basis.

Considering that April O'Neil is the most prominent human cast member in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mythos, except for their arch-nemesis Shredder obviously, it seems highly likely that Megan Fox has been cast in that particular leading role. (She's a little "exotic" for Irma Langinstein, don't you think?) O'Neil is a plucky news reporter with a propensity for getting kidnapped in the cartoon series, and for being recast in all the live-action movies. It is not, honestly, the most complex role in all of narrative fiction, and could be the sort of thing Megan Fox could perform in her sleep.

So long as she wears the yellow jumpsuit. We're all in agreement on that, right? Right?

William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline's Film Channel, the co-host of The B-Movies Podcast and the co-star of The Trailer Hitch. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.