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Ninja Turtles Reboot ‘Easily’ Best Turtles Movie Yet, Co-Creator Says

As fans react negatively to just about everything about the upcoming Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, from the shortening of the name to simply Ninja Turtles to the change in the characters’ origins to the production delay, there’s at least one person who remains excited about the project: TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.

“From what I’ve seen, it’s easily the best Turtle movie yet,” Eastman told MTV. “We’re talking Raid: Redemption-style fight scenes; we’re talking about epic Rise of the Planet of the Apes sort of effects.”

He said he isn’t sure how the Turtles themselves will actually be shot, but did address the new release date, saying, “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.”

Saying he has faith in Bay’s vision for the franchise, Eastman compared the reboot to the changes made to Marvel’s Avengers over the years. “Every person that’s grown up inspired by that material wants to put their stamp on it a little bit,” Eastman said. “It just keeps getting better and better, and to have that opportunity is pretty awesome.”


  • Dave Robinson

    Every time I read about the new Turtles movie I am reminded of Highlander 2.

  • Dave Robinson

    Every time I read about the new Turtles movie I am reminded of Highlander 2.

  • Luther Lowry

    Yes, the Avengers have been slightly changed here and there over the years, but no one suddenly said that Captain America was actually born on the moon.

  • Sekele

    sorry, but I have the biting suspicion that Kevin Eastman is trolling us 

  • Ramone


  • Fero

    Unfortunately the one person who can make a difference and he’s on bays gunpowdered nuts*sigh*

  • Bryan Armstrong

    This is the same guy that came up with Venus De Milo… I take what he says with a grain of salt.

  • David Fullam

    Eastman is a mulleted, greasy haired lover of the all might dollar. As long as he gets his big royalty check, he’s okay. 

  • darthtigris

    He definitely is missing some Julie Strain …

  • Infer6

    So I think everyone really needs to relax about the new Turtles movie and just see what happens! If you are worried about the Turtles being aliens, I doubt that Eastman would allow them to directly come from space. That being said, I’m aware that Bay has been quoted as saying “These Turtles are from an alien race…” which, if you’re any kind of a Turtle fan, you know that’s exactly what they came from… an alien race. In the first comic, the mutagen that broke and fell into the sewer contained the acronym T.C.R.I, which spelled out is Techno COSMIC Research Industries. Later on, you find out that the ooze was a bi-product of testing from an alien race known as the Utroms that were stranded on earth. So… the Turtles did come from an alien race, which is exactly what bay said. He never said the turtles ARE GOING TO BE aliens. I’m excited to see what develops from this endeavor. 

  • Cover55555

    Please don’t say that. I love Highlander but that’s still hard to get over.

  • Mikyzptlk

    I just don’t believe him.  I want to, I really do but I’m just not able to.

  • Bill

    Anyone who has faith in Bay making anything other than garbage after the Transformers is an idiot.

  • sandwich eater

    The Raid: Redemption had awesome fight scenes, but I don’t know if you can pull them off with a pg-13 rating.

    I am a huge turtles fan, but I’ve seen Michael Bay movies before, so I’m not getting my hopes up for this movie.

  • Robert Leichsenring

    seriously guys, each and every franchise has been changed massively over the years.
    James Bond, Star Trek, Avenger, JLA.

    just because you do not like the changes doesn´t mean that it will not work or that other people will not like it.

    just get over it and start bitching about it when you have something to bitch at.
    you are making me sick with this premature whining

  • CrimsonA

    The Turtles did not come from an alien race. The ooze may that mutated them may have been created by the Utroms but that doesn’t make the Turtles aliens. What Bay is saying is that they are no longer mutants but are now aliens. That completely changes who they are.

  • CogInTheWheel

    Im still interested in this movie. The ooze was made by utroms, a delay can only mean more time to work on the film.

    Will it be good? I dont know, but I’d like to actually watch it before I pass judgement.

  • mister_zero

     Have any of you actually read the Turtles comic series by Mirage? If so
    you’d know all about Utroms, the ooze, aliens in the series, sci-fi in
    the series, etc., etc., etc…

    I think maybe they’re trying to do the movie right, instead of a
    cartoony child gagfest. Not that I didn’t like the old show or
    movies(not so much movie 3..)

    Once I got older, found out about the original comics and read a lot of
    them, I came to appreciate Eastman & Laird’s original storyline a
    lot better than the zany TV series ragtag shotgun storytelling.

  • mister_zero

    Of course, this doesn’t mean I trust Bay. ;D

  • Sharif Akbar

    They made them reptilians from a different planet to promote the government’s disclosure agenda. Nuff Said.