Fans already had some massive concerns about Michael Bay’s proposed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but even more red flags went up when he cast his former Transformers leading lady, Megan Fox, as the fan-favorite character April.
But instead of Fox, who might we prefer in the role of the intrepid TV reporter who befriends the pizza loving crime fighters?
Yes, Fox brings the movie-star good looks, but she also brings a lot of tabloid baggage that could distract from all the nostalgic fun. Oh, and there’s also the fact that she’s just not a great actress and doesn’t seem like a good fit for the classic April of yore.
Considering Bay is at the helm, we already pretty much know we’re in for a shallow bit of story with a few hundred million dollars in effects work. By going back to the well with Fox, it makes us wonder if the director doesn’t see TMNT as his next big, classic franchise to ride for a few more big-budget sequels.
Since April could likely be sticking around for several films, here are some other leading ladies who we think could bring the character we all know and love to the big screen and do a much, much better job.
Michael Bay, we hope you’re reading.
Boo, Megan Fox! Here are eight actresses we'd rather have play April in Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.