TMNT co-creator's slam: There are '100s of better choices' than Megan Fox

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Mar 6, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

Despite delays and alleged script problems, Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is still barreling toward the big screen—but the franchise’s co-creator is apparently not a big fan of some recent casting moves.

Peter Laird, who created the Ninja Turtles with Kevin Eastman, recently chimed in on Bay’s decision to sign his former Transformers star Megan Fox to play Turtles character April. Laird maintains his trademark nonchalance, but says there were probably a few dozen better options out there waiting for a call:

“My only exposure to Megan Fox as an actress is through her role in two "Transformers" movies and the wretched (but happily forgettable) "Jennifer's Body". It may not be fair to judge her range of acting skills just from those three movies, but I think it is safe to say that there are probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O'Neil. Of course, her name has promotional value, and maybe that's what they want. Who knows? I can't get myself too worked up about it. -- PL”

Fandom seems to agree with Laird on this one, and the Hollywood bombshell is definitely an interesting choice to play the down-to-earth, crafty character of April.

Do you agree with Laird on this one, or do you think Fox is the woman for the job?

(Comic Book Movie via Peter Laird)