Whoopi Goldberg, pictured not looking crazy at all.
Still not feeling the upcoming Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie? Well, it’s time to put your fears to rest, because Whoopi Goldberg has landed a role in the movie! That’s her leaving the TMNT set wearing a fright wig and a size XXXXL Ghostbusters jumpsuit because, uh, well I’m not sure, but I’m not about to question Whoopi.
Hit the jump to find out who Whoopi’s playing…
Sadly, despite the fact that Whoopi already kind of looks like a turtle (being reptilian would certainly explain the lack of eyebrows) a very sensible lady turtle isn’t in the cards — no, word is Whoopi is playing Bernadette Thompson, the boss at Channel 6 news. Long-time Turtle fans will recognize that name as a female twist on Burne Thompson, which was the name of the very un-Whoopi-like boss of Channel 6 in the original cartoon series.
Yup, Whoopi Goldberg is playing this guy. Obvious casting really.
So yes, between Megan Fox’s April, Will Arnett’s Vernon, Whoopi’s Burne/Bernadette, and Abby Elliot’s Irma (it’s unconfirmed, but come on, she’s playing Irma) the entire goofy Channel 6 team from the cartoons has been assembled.
Is it time to finally forgive the “they’re not mutants, they’re aliens” crap and get excited for this movie yet? I think it might be.
via Comic Book Movie