Michael Bay Clarifies TMNT Name Change, Teenage-ness of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TMNT Title RevisedIn case you haven’t heard, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have gotten a new name — “Ninja Turtles”. According to producer Michael Bay, don’t blame him, it’s those guys in suits that are responsible for the name change. The director of such awesome explosion-a-thons like the “Transformers” movies, the “Bad Boys” movies, and killer “Rock” films, writes:

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.

So there you have it. It’s just “Ninja Turtles” now.

Which, given the foursome’s new origins, I suppose makes some sense. It will certainly save me time typing out the title, anyway, and really, when it come right down to it, isn’t this all about my convenience? Damn straight. Thanks, Paramount!

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    Okay I know there are Bay haters out there, but that actually sounded reassuring. Eastman is invloved, Liebsman is a fan and most of what we know will be intact. Still going with my alien ooze theory, and they will probably tie that in tighter with the foot and such in some way. Maybe the way the 2000′s toon made the title of Shredder a legacy, and the one that fought the turtles an Utrom (brain like aliens that Krang was in the 80′s). And that was a BADASS Shredder!!!

  • clarkspark

    Can’t wait to see what the Ninja Turtles will look like. Also hope to see some Triceratops baddies.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      See I’d be all for that!!! Triceratons! Bring em on!!

  • venom_aa

    -sigh- Well now my expectations have come down to 0. The only good thing that has come out of this is that if its sightly better than Ghost Rider 2 I might enjoy it.

  • jg

    Great. First transformers. Now Bay can destroy another one of my favorite childhood cartoons.

  • Dan

    If this is going to be CGI turtle I think it’s going to sux! I want to see real martial arts not CGI fighting!!

  • Justme50

    Sorry after watching the last 2 transformers movies-Michael Bay has no business going near this. The Plot for the last transformer movie was so lame and reducing the human hero to a guy having a hard time trying to find a job and when he does find a job a mail clerk? Were the writers there that bored? Sorry I can only see a disater waiting to happen here.

  • Redwolf2030

    Well Ive watched the older movies played all the console and arcade games so go for game on . Just make it cool like i know you know how to play things your way. good luck

  • Joanamed79

    I just hope they won’t bury the ninja turtles together with transformers, it would be a real shame to see that happen. ninja turtles has suffered enough from the previous movie made, and please keep it real and not CGI, I wanna see more martial arts involved, action all the way man!!