Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Obviously, all the best movie news comes from one source: Vanilla Ice. The one-time “rapper” and current home remodeler turns up in Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg’s ‘That’s My Boy’ (for some odd reason), and was thrilled to be at the MTV Movie Awards the other night. That’s where MTV News caught up with him and asked him about possibly contributing to the soundtrack of the soon-to-be-in-production ‘Ninja Turtles’ movie from producer Michael Bay.
Have you had enough ridiculous in your week? What if we told you that Tom Cruise is starring in a 'Van Helsing' reboot and fans are pushing for Donald Glover to star in Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie? All this and Will Smith on a gyro-cycle in this week's dose of ridiculous!
Please, someone give Donald Glover a movie (and no, not 'Mystery Team 2.') Not only is Glover one of the breakout stars of NBC's critically-acclaimed 'Community,' but he also maintains a successful hip-hop career, and stand-up presence. And even though Glover was denied the chance to play Spider-Man on the big screen, fans have another iconically geeky role in mind for the actor...
We all know the controversy surrounding the 'Ninja Turtles' reboot being produced by Michael Bay. Bay himself has said they're expanding the origin of the Ninja Turtles and went so far as to say they were an "alien race" which caused millions of sewer dwelling pizza eaters to throw their pepperoni up in the air and cry foul. Now a new player has been added to the mix.
Will fans joyously yell "Cowabunga!" or finally give up on the franchise entirely?
Let the fan backlash continue. It appears that there might be a couple more changes going to the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot which includes chopping down the brand name once more. One of the best traits about the turtles was the fact that they were young, wide-eyed, pizza loving teenagers who still didn't entirely know how the world works. It may be time to throw all of that into the garbage can.
We found out just a few days ago that Michael Bay and company are rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, but our beloved teenage turtle-shelled heroes will be "from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable." This tough new look completely karate kicks the whole original idea we are all costumed to in the face and fans everywhere are pissed. To make light of all this mumbo jumbo, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel separately wrote sketches surrounding the outcry of the fans.
Yesterday the Internet was in a complete uproar, but not over the news that Platinum Dunes was going ahead with a 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot (we're used to that already especially since the last time they did that was with a CGI animated movie back in 2007). No, fans were fuming over the fact that producer Michael Bay wanted our favorite pizza loving turtles not to be mutated but aliens from another world, thus deleting the "mutant" in their title. After all of the crazy complaining online about the sudden decision to alter the Ninja Turtles' origin story, Michael Bay told fans to take a chill pill. What exactly did he say?
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.