Kevin Eastman Says Ninja Turtles Reboot is the Best Thing Ever in the History of Best Things


Kevin Eastman at Comic ConTo hear “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” co-creator Kevin Eastman tell it, the upcoming reboot of the turtles by Michael Bay and company is quite possibly the greatest thing since greatest things were invented. Here’s hoping he’s right, but sheesh, Eastman sure seems to be pushing this thing hard. Now don’t get me wrong, I’d love for the reboot to be as good as Eastman claims, since I’m a fan of the director, Jonathan Liebesman, and Bay, for all his detractors, really do make good, solid Summer entertainment fare. But could it really be this good?

While over at Comic Con, MTV caught up with Eastman, and of course the subject of the “Ninja Turtles” reboot came up. Here’s what Eastman had to say:

From what I’ve seen, it’s easily the best ‘Turtle’ movie yet. We’re talking ‘Raid: Redemption’-style fight scenes; we’re talking about epic ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ sort of effects… A lot of people are worried we pushed the release date from December to May, but the 30th anniversary of the ‘Turtles’ is in May, so it worked out perfectly.

I know that Michael and his group really like that and that Paramount was supportive of that, so I think that it’s great. I grew up reading ‘Captain America’ and ‘The Avengers’ and all that stuff, and over the course of the comic book history, since ‘Avengers’ has been around, how many times has it been reinvented, reformatted, restructured, replatformed? Every person that’s grown up inspired by that material wants to put their stamp on it a little bit. It just keeps getting better and better, and to have that opportunity is pretty awesome.

Sounds like Eastman is all-in on this. It’s not hard to see why. Bay and company brought him onboard and gave him inside dope on the film from the very beginning, so I’m sure he feels privileged and more than a little indebted to them to keep saying positive things.

Again, don’t get me wrong, I’d LOVE for this thing to be good. While I don’t quite have the same fanboy love for the turtles as some of you, I too grew grew up with them, and I’d love nothing more than to see them regain their former kickass glory. Hey, hope springs eternal, right?

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  • Dedpool

    Hmmms!! Makes me wonder if we may actually get some Triceraton action with the effects and all. DOubtful, probably just really good motion capture and performance capture, with badass brutal fights. Now thems ninja turtles!!!

  • Hulk’s Jazz Guitar

    Kevin Eastman must be getting paid a nice fat check of some sort to support Michael Bay’s inept film making style. If a big studio and director (as lame as Bay is, he’s still big) wanted to direct my personal comic book characters, I would be more concerned with the proper treatment and portrayal of those characters.

    If made a special trademark coffee, then Star Bucks wanted to mass market it and filled it with 65% water, then yes my paycheck will be big and put a smile on my face, but inside I’d feel uneasy as hell.

  • InspectorGadget80

    HE’S GOING TO RUIN ANOTHER GREAT CLASSIC. FCK it if Bay is going to direct it. they use only CGI instead of puppeteers which is B.S. and won’t use the same actors and April O’Neil is probably going to be some skinny women with out the BIG BOOBS like in the original NINJA TURTLES cartoon series

  • Jon

    Eastman is a sell out, period. He’s hoping to ride Bay’s tit back to some sort of stardom. In doing so he’s sold out TMNT fans that made the franchise as popular as it is. I will never watch this desecration of my childhood!