Michael Bay to TMNT Fans Outraged at Alien Origins Plot: Chill, Bitches.

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Michael BayOver the weekend Todd posted a video of movie director and explosions enthusiast Michael Bay stating matter-of-factly that the new origin for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the upcoming rebooted film will feature an alien origins story. Or, as he puts it, “These turtles will be from an alien race.” So yes, in the Michael Bay-produced TMNT, the turtles in a half shell will now be aliens from outer space. Say what?

That, predictably, has sparked plenty of fan outrage against Mister Awesome.

Not one to take fan outrage sitting down, especially since he has an official site of his own with which to reply, Bay finally got around to posting a comeback:

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. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.

I predict even more fan outrage over this response from the Bayster. Do with it what you will, kids.

By the way, Jonathan Liebesman of “Battle: Los Angeles” and the upcoming “Wrath of the Titans” will direct the reboot. And yes, the fact that Liebesman is directing probably means this is the most excited I am about a TMNT movie since Vanilla Ice showed up to do his turtle ninja rap. I love me some turtle ninja rap. Go, ninja, go, ninja, go, indeed, Mister Ice.

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  • http://twitter.com/bsimser Bil Simser

    I blogged about the new cast lineup for the movie. We’ll see how close I get when it comes out. I think I’ll be 90% accurate. http://www.bilsimser.com/2012/03/20/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles/

  • W.A.S

    maybe it will just be called “ninja turtles” or something new, something besides “TMNT” or “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” might be new and different and fun like “the dark knight” wasnt just batman 2. That also means it doesn’t have to be called “Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles”.

  • schnydz

    wow! A lot of deep posts I’m reading here. Hard to forget we are talking about…turtles.

  • Iloveturtles

    I love turtles