EXCLUSIVE: Guess Who Whoopi Goldberg Is Playing In TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Just a few days ago, photographers spotted Whoopi Goldberg ("The Color Purple") leaving the set of the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. At the time, nobody knew whom she was playing, but today I can tell you that Whoopi will be playing...

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By nailbiter111 - 5/30/2013


A couple days ago, Whoopi was seen exiting from the set of the new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The very talented entertainer, who has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, had many people scratching their heads as to whom she might be playing. The only possible clues was that she was wearing a large, crazy-haired wig, and a jumpsuit covered up her character's wardrobe.

But today, I was contacted by a source, KrispinWah, who informed me that Whoopi Goldberg ("Ghost") will be playing Bernadette Thompson, an editor at Channel 6 News and more importantly, April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and Vernon Fenwick's (Will Arnett) boss.

Right away, fans of the the popular 1987 animated series should be able to recognize that name... sort of. See, in that series, April O'Neil's boss was Burne Thompson (voiced by Pat Fraley & Townsend Coleman). So, for Michael Bay's TMNT the character will be switching genders, and I'm sure she'll be referred to as Burne/Bern, short for Bernadette.

In the animated series, the character, along with the cameraman, Vernon Fenwick, would constantly blame crimes in New York City on the Turtles. He clearly didn't care for them, and at times resembles J. Jonah Jameson. Even though he wasn't a fan of the Turtles, he didn't allow his feelings to prevent April from reporting on their heroics.

NINJA TURTLES will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, and Will Arnett as April's cameraman. It lands in theaters June 6th, 2014.
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LucasMend - 5/30/2013, 7:19 PM
Nice choice, if it was a man it would be repetitive, after having jameson and perry white as angry male editors.
A woman might bring a new interesting perspective.
StarlordX - 5/30/2013, 7:20 PM
I love Whoopi Goldberg, but i didnt think that she could be in a TMNT movie in a billion years
DarkAvenger5 - 5/30/2013, 7:21 PM
KrispinWah is the source...lol...only WWE fans will understand this..LMAO HILARIOUS!!!
AlexRival - 5/30/2013, 7:21 PM
I'm okay with this, I'm actually kind of looking forward to this film. I enjoy dumb blockbusters.
sephiroth211 - 5/30/2013, 7:23 PM
She was just in the Muppet movie, so this doesn't surprise me.
thewonderer - 5/30/2013, 7:23 PM
Sounds like Bay went to wikipedia and found a list of characters from TMNT mythos to use.
Jollem - 5/30/2013, 7:25 PM
i never bought the whoopi stockman thing
BlueDemon - 5/30/2013, 7:26 PM
ugh...
GenerationX - 5/30/2013, 7:26 PM
Awesome....I love Whoopi
LP4 - 5/30/2013, 7:28 PM
This sucks. I'd rather have Burne Thompson.

Oh well.
Kyatollah - 5/30/2013, 7:28 PM
You know what? Screw it. As long as the Bayness is kept to a minimum, this might be worth a look. I 'll wait until a trailer to decide.
FlapjackAce - 5/30/2013, 7:29 PM
I'm okay with this.
ALegendaryPanda - 5/30/2013, 7:30 PM
Cool.
WYLEEJAY - 5/30/2013, 7:31 PM
I wonder if Bay will use inappropriate revealing camera angles on her? Damn I hope so!!! SMOKIN!!!
DioFoRio - 5/30/2013, 7:32 PM
well Jumping Jack Flash...crazy
CaptainKangarooPimp - 5/30/2013, 7:46 PM
SHREDDER
polarkyle - 5/30/2013, 7:50 PM
Well nice to know that they'll be taking inspiration from the 80's cartoon
Ceejay - 5/30/2013, 7:51 PM
So the point of these turtles wearing masks are to prevent what exactly...?
ForMeToPoopOn - 5/30/2013, 7:56 PM
That poor woman got an extra couple dozen of smacks with the ugly stick.
hartley07 - 5/30/2013, 7:57 PM
dafuq?
WYLEEJAY - 5/30/2013, 8:32 PM
@Itcamefromplanetearth. Swap the blonde for Whoopie, but wearing the same thing! My pants got tight!
ThePowerCosmic - 5/30/2013, 8:33 PM
Damn! I thought she would be Krang's android body.
norseman79 - 5/30/2013, 8:38 PM
Whooping sucks but I don't really care. It's not a big part most likely.
WhiteBolt - 5/30/2013, 8:46 PM
Your source is Chris Benoit? But, isn't he in hell right now?
GarthRanzz - 5/30/2013, 9:00 PM
Weird Law. I thought the same thing. Are they going to use weapons in this one? I thought the old films went downhill when they banned weapons and got Diesal to be Super Shredder.
yingyangpalms - 5/30/2013, 9:03 PM
I think the idea is to surround the vastly overrated Megan Fox with the ugliest chicks in the world so Fox looks hotter than she is. This kinda thing has been a Hollywood tactic forever.

There are about 100 million chicks in the US who are hotter than Fox.
Knightstalker - 5/30/2013, 9:03 PM
Good Lord no. I can't stand her. She's such an annoying hag, she should play Krang
Brady1138 - 5/30/2013, 9:05 PM
@StarlordX She was in Baby Geniuses 2! She'll do anything for a quick paycheck (not denying I would myself).
ComicFan1134 - 5/30/2013, 9:13 PM
All Who hate Her, Shut It, She's A great Actress, Just Not A good Fit For This Movie,Jeez, She Had Some Good Movies In Her Day.
Optimus83 - 5/30/2013, 9:17 PM
Weird Choice. ...
LikeAPhoenix - 5/30/2013, 9:18 PM
My God, thought she couldn't get anymore repulsive.
TheFirstAvenger97 - 5/30/2013, 9:30 PM
So she's not Shredder?
ProfOJ - 5/30/2013, 9:46 PM
I think this is wrong, shes defiantly the cowardly lion from the wiz....this will be an epic crossover.....ooooze shampoo promo?....no? Well someone stole her eyebrows then.
Silentman - 5/30/2013, 10:09 PM
This is going to be a piece of sh*t.
A2ron - 5/30/2013, 10:14 PM
Hopefully it will be a small (as in one line)role.
blockhead - 5/30/2013, 10:21 PM
[frick] all of you saying you going to see this movie. i hope michael bay goes "casual" on your shitty comic book loves. I love the turtles you dumb people. And you are going to support him raping me? i can't stand you people. this is how michael bay wins. he wears your resolve down til your expectations are so low you give in and see it

i swear to god i hate you people for ruining the turtles and supporting michael bay. any of you supporting michael bay doing this will be reported
Folchibas - 5/30/2013, 10:29 PM
pretty much the worst cbm news ever.
Redcape5 - 5/30/2013, 10:43 PM
I've heard she's going to play Luke Cage.
jaycr - 5/30/2013, 10:48 PM
She will be Evilnardo!!!
Greedo - 5/30/2013, 11:02 PM
She sux!
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