Stone has already proven she can take on an iconic role and revitalize a franchise as Spidey’s new Gwen Stacy, and would be a welcome addition to the Ninja Turtles universe. She has that fun, quirky vibe that would be a perfect fit for the young, gumshoe reporter.
Felicia Day (Supernatural, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)
She’s a geek goddess. There’s not really much to say other than that. No, she’s not a massive name in Hollywood, but Day oozes sci-fi cred—which is something Bay desperately needs for this film. She’s the queen of quirky, and you couldn’t help but have a good time watching her hang out with a bunch of crime-fighting turtles.
Watson is looking to break out from her well-known run in the Harry Potter franchise as Hermione Granger, and a big role in a Michael Bay explosion-palooza could be a great way to show she can carry a franchise not based on a J.K. Rowling book. Throughout the 137 Potter films, Watson proved she can play a wide range of emotions. She could more than handle the iconic role of April.
Yeah, she’s not really known for her sci-fi roles, but all that will change later this year when Man of Steel opens wide. Adams would skew a little older than most of these options, but she’s playing Lois Lane, so she’d already have the reporter thing down pat for April. Adams could bring a seriousness to the role, which could be a good (or bad) thing depending on Bay’s approach.
Brewster is currently bouncing between the Fast and the Furious films, but before that she had some great sci-fi roles. She kicked some ass on the 90s classic The Faculty, and had a few fantastic episodes on NBC’s beloved Chuck. She could play the role with a little bit of mystery, which would be a nice change of pace for Bay’s usual style of hitting us over the head with a frying pan.
At just 16 years old, Moretz has grown up a lot since she burst onto the scene as Hit-Girl. But, if Bay wanted to go a little younger for the role, she’d be a fantastic option for a teenage version of April. Plus, with Moretz’s extensive experience with ass-kicking, she could join in on the crime fighting fun.
Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class, The Hunger Games)
Yeah, she’s probably a little busy being at the middle of two hit franchises, but Lawrence is one of the hottest actresses on the scene right now. She would bring a ton of sci-fi cred to the role and some of that Katniss sassiness to the character.
Poots is one of those actresses on the verge of breaking big, and her memorable turn as the leading lady in the critically underrated Fright Night reboot showed she has all the charisma needed to be the next April. She’s is the epitome of the gorgeous girl next door, which is a big part of what made April so great.