Michael Bay To Take The Mutant Out Of New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Film?

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Ever since Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird first created the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' in their comics around 1984, fans still can't get enough of the pizza loving abnormal reptilians and their Turtle Power. Just think about how cool the story sounded when kids first heard of the television show. You have a bunch of large turtles fighting crime with the help of a large rat. There's no way that doesn't sound totally cool. However, this time the big twist isn't whether or not this will be animated or live-action. Producer Michael Bay gave away what'll make these turtles a bit different the third time around.

Four films later SuperHeroHype reports that producer Bay and his Platinum Dunes production company is rebooting the beloved franchise once more with Jonathan Liebesman directing off a new script written by Josh Applebaum, Art Marcum, Andrew Nemec, John Fusco and Matt Holloway. But Bay's comments on the film have sparked an internet firestorm:

"When you see this movie, kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable."

An "alien race?" If that's the case, then what is the point of calling them 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'? You're already messing with the iconic name and they can't exactly call them that in this new movie if that's seriously the path they're going to take. On top of that, they'll have to change up the mentoring rat Splinter's origin story if the turtles are aliens and there's no Mutagen ooze in the picture. Does that mean Splinter is a different kind of alien himself? Will they change the title to Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles? We'll just have to wait and see.

The decision does sound pretty crazy for those who love the franchise, but regardless they're still going to move forward with this idea. The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2013.

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