The Ninja Turtles Get Their Mutant Back

The Ninja Turtles Get Their Mutant
By: Jay 
Ever since Paramount announced that they will be rebooting the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles
 movies with Michael Bay as the producer, fans of the Turtles have been
voicing their concerns. Everything from casting, to plot details and even Bay
announcing that the movie would be called Ninja Turtles, dropping
the words “Teenage” and “Mutant” from the title, has set fans off.  But
now there might be a light at the end of the sewer tunnel for fans.

The main concern from fans started
with the rumor that the Turtles will no longer be mutants, but will instead be
aliens. This rumor seemed to be confirmed by Michael Bay when he said “These turtles (in the reboot) are from
an alien race, and they’re going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely
Bay’s words could have been “taken
out of context” since director Jonathan Liebesman stated, “I’ve just been
locked in a room with Kevin Eastman (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja
). I think what we’re developing, the fans will love. I’m a fan, and
I love what we’re doing. It’s a lot of stuff Kevin’s been thinking about for a
long time and just hasn’t done. Anything we expand will tie right into the
mythology, so I think fans will go apeshit when they see it.”
Liebesman also mentioned that the
alien concept isn’t so foreign since it was in the comics and added, “Look,
it’s so funny—if everyone was such a die-hard fan, they would know that the
TCRI canisters where the ooze comes from. That is alien ooze. Now I’m not
saying what Michael said is exactly what the movie is, because we’re sitting in
a room now figuring everything out. So we don’t know, but we are like Michael
said: we’re expanding it, and the expansion will be true to the
mythology.  I promise you: fans will love it.”
Even with all that said fans are
still unsure about the Alien/Mutant controversy, but perhaps the old saying “a
picture speaks a thousand words” might finally ease their fears. This past week
the Paramount presentation at CinemaCon 2013 in Las Vegas included the reveal of the upcoming movie’s logo, which
according to TMNT Lair clearly read “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”
Is this enough to get fans
excited? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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