After a barrage of backlash about the possibility of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles becoming aliens in his upcoming movie, Michael Bay responded. His message to fans wasn’t exactly the reassuring pat on the back many were hoping for. I don’t think I was alone in wishing for a version of, “I got my words mixed up, there will absolutely be no aliens in this movie.” Alas, that wasn’t quite what he said.
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Instead, Bay posted a statement on his website basically asking fans to calm the frak down.
“Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script,” Bay wrote. “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.”
But what about radioactive ooze? I think that’s rich enough.
More than the origin change of the turtles though, I’m tired of the “let’s add aliens to make everything more awesome” sentiment. It’s just unnecessary. While it’s true that we haven’t read the script to give it a fair shake, it certainly does sound like this is the direction he plans to go in. Do. not. want.
(via The Marquee Blog)