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The NINJA TURTLES As Aliens: If You Don't Like The Idea, Michael Bay Says You Should 'Chill'!!

Published at: March 20, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST by merrick

Merrick here...

A few days ago, we learned that the Michael Bay produced TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES reboot will make some changes to the nature of the title characters.  Namely, the MUTANT Ninja Turtles are now, apparently, ALIEN in nature - as opposed to being regular Turtles that have been mutated by a goo.  Details  HERE.  

This, of course, sparked considerable outcry from fans of not only the franchise, but those generally decrying TV and film projects which unnecessarily change established genre canon.  

Bay has now responded to folks challenging the decision to make the TURTLTES alien, via his Shoot for the Edit forums...

 

Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.

Michael

 

So there you have it.  We should all just 'chill.'  Like that's gonna happen.  Of course, Bay seems to have the Midas Touch in such matters.  Despite loud protests regarding his adaptation and interpretation of TRANSFORMERS, those movies made a shitload of money, and more are on the way.  Will this trend continue with TURTLES?  We'll see...

 

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