The Michael Bay-helmed “Ninja Turtles” movie continues to get stranger. Well, maybe that’s not fair: Let’s say it’s becoming more and more fun.
Although the film no longer calls for its teenaged protagonists to be aliens (Bay now says they’re coming from the more-plausible, canon-correct mutagen ooze), its cast is shaping up to be rather interesting, with Whoopi Goldberg, reportedly, rounding out the Channel 6 news team as Bernadette Thompson. “Who’s Bernadette Thompson?” you might be asking. It’s a female twist on Burne Thompson, the Channel 6 news boss who, according to Turtlepedia, “although… disliking the Turtles, he did allow April to broadcast a story reporting on the heroism of the Turtles as it was proven true, showing he does have a sense of truth in reporting.”
In other words, he’s the anti-Bill O’Reilly, a protector of truth and an endurer of turtles. And according to the leaked image above, he’s a she, and she’ll have super-frizzy hair and wear a Ghostbusters jumpsuit for some reason.
And in case you haven’t been following the movie too closely, bear in mind that Will Arnett will be playing Vernon Fenwick, a Channel 6 cameraman.
What a truly nutty, super-fun movie this is shaping up to be. Read more over at Comicbookmovie.com.