MOVIES: Michael Bay sez “It’s Ninja Turtles, live with it”

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So you may have heard there is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie coming out from Michael Bay.  And you may have heard that the heroes in a half-shell are no longer mutants, but rather aliens from beyond.  It looked like the fervor was settling down over that announcement, until we found out TMNT isn’t going to be called TMNT at all, but simply, Ninja Turtles.

Michael Bay has something to say about that, too.

“Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE’S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN.

MICHAEL”

I expect next week, we’ll hear that the turtles are female, and that they really aren’t turtles at all, but rather cats.  And instead of ninja, they are actually samurai.

Ninja Turtles is scheduled to arrive December 25, 2013.

Because Paramount is being a dick about using TMNT images, the above is by artist Enrique Rivera from his DeviantArt page.