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Vanilla Ice Involved With New Ninja Turtles Movie?

When Michael Bay tells you to chill, it’s kind of insulting. However, when Vanilla Ice tells you to chill, you’ve got to at least hear him out. After all, the guy is a self professed shell head who is totally down with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In an impromptu interview with MTV, Ice was caught discussing the new TMNT film being produced by Michael Bay. When asked if he would have any involvement musically or otherwise, he pointed to the interviewer and declared that he couldn’t say anything about that. Okay, so this could mean nothing, but it could also mean a lot.

Vanilla Ice TMNT, Ninja Turtles

For turtles fans, Vanilla Ice will always be somewhat fondly remembered for the iconic ‘Ninja Rap’ that he contributed to the second feature film, Secret of the Ooze. During the interview, he was asked if he would ever do a remix or reprise his role again for the next generation of Ninja Turtles; his answer was an emphatic yes, as he stated the following:

“Absolutely. I’d get a tattoo of it. I’d be all over that. Aliens, sewers, whatever: They’re still Ninja Turtles, and I’m a ninja, so I get in where I fit in.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I think it would be pretty interesting to find out that Vanilla Ice was at long last involved with another TMNT project. When pressed on the subject, Ice pulled up his pant leg to reveal that he has a tattoo of the ninja turtles on his leg. When an actual fan comes out and says he’s excited about the new Ninja Turtles movie, it’s a little easier to handle the changes, particularly when that fan is the author of the Ninja Rap and hints at further involvement with the turtles universe.

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Justin Bozung

Justin Bozung

Justin Bozung is a film researcher/writer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has written for such print publications as Shock Cinema, Fangoria, Paracinema, Whoa, Bijou and Phantom Of The Movies' Videoscope.

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