Many people start to hear about the news (and i will post below in quotes) and Millions of fans are pissed off at the director, Michael Bay, for what he plans to do to the Turtles. His Plan? He wants to change the origin of the turtles. So they didn’t turn into mutant ninja by radioactive ooze. Instead they came from outer space. Here is the info for everyone to read.
At the annual Nickelodeon upfront presentation last week, über-producer Michael Bay revealed details for Platinum Dunes’ upcoming live-action “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie, including a new origin story for the half-shell heroes that is sure to raise the ire of diehard fans.
“When you see this movie, kids are going to believe one day these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie,” said Bay as he took the stage to discuss his new vision for the reptilian reboot. “These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.”
In the original mythology, four baby turtles fall into the sewer and come into contact with glowing radioactive ooze, which mutates them into four bad-ass warriors trained in ninjutsu by astute rodent Splinter. But could the rewriting of the Turtles’ origin story dissuade some fans from embracing the newest incarnation? A comic book-to-movie adaptation’s worst nightmare is bad pre-publicity, and Bay may have generated that in about 30 words.
On the flip side, it might seem outrageous to non-fans of the series that “Teenage Mutant Ninja” purists are offended by the new mythos of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo. Truth, we might sound a wee bit ridiculous when we cry out, “I can’t believe Bay says they’re aliens when they’re obviously derived from radioactive slime!” But Bay is essentially erasing almost 30 years of love for transmogrified adolescent reptile ninjas by claiming each turtle is less of a fearsome, fighting toxic anomaly and more of a forest green E.T. with nunchucks. What would Shredder think!?
How does this new origin story make you feel? Are you a purist for the original backstory, or will you embrace Bay’s vision? And who would you cast for this live-action TMNT reboot? Personally, I think Splinter’s a toss-up between Morgan Freeman and Kate Upton.
Now out of all That is going on. What do you think about this? Leave your comments below on what you think about all this. My Thoughts? It’s a stupid move, you don’t change anything from comic books or cartoons that were from the past. You leave those alone. If you decide to change it, Then fans will be 100% pissed off at your ideas. So michael bay. I suggest you stick to the origin. Not Change it.
Update. Yup everyone i got 2 brand new updates for this From TMZ.com. Ex-Actor that did Michelangelo.
Ex-Ninja Turtles Actor Michael Bay is ‘Sodomizing’ the TMNT Legacy
The guy who voiced Michaelangelo in the original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movies is FURIOUS with Michael Bay … claiming the director is “sodomizing” the franchise by changing “turtle” history in an upcoming flick.
The outrage stems from a comment Bay made about his upcoming live-action flick at a recent media event … in which he said, “These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.”
Of course, TMNT fans are FLIPPING OUT … since everyone knows the turtles mutated during a brush with radioactive ooze after falling through a sewer … duh.
One of those pissed off fans is voice-actor Robbie Rist … who recently posted a letter to Bay stating, “You probably don’t know me but I did some voice work on the first set of movies that you are starting to talk about sodomizing.”
Rist added, “I know believing in mutated talking turtles is kinda silly to begin with but am I supposed to be led to believe there are ninjas from another planet? The rape of our childhood memories continues … ”
Still, Rist tells TMZ … “Everything I have said here could be off base and wrong … He has made WAY more money at this than I have.”
Michael bay heard reactions and tmz reported about what Michael bay had to say about this.
Michael Bay has a strong message for the panicked Ninja Turtles fans who are freaking out about his new TMNT movie … CHILL THE HELL OUT!!!!
Turtle fans have been going INSANE ever since Bay announced he was planning to tweak the origin story in his upcoming live action movie … with Leo and the gang belonging to an alien race instead of mutating from ooze in the sewer.
Now, Bay has released a statement … saying, “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.”
He continues, “Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.”
I’m not gonna lie…but i still don’t trust it. at all.