Kevin Eastman Confirms TMNT Are Not Aliens
During a recent Q&A event, the Co-Creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles confirmed that the turtles will not be aliens in the new movie being produced by Michael Bay. This information has already been all but confirmed by other sources, but the fact that Eastman himself has come out to reassure the fans on this matter is definitely a good sign.
At the event, one fan spoke up about his concerns with the new movie and asked Eastman a few questions, including whether or not he had Bay “on the chain.” Eastman then went on to express many of the same feelings he has already expressed about the film over the past year, but included a few interesting tidbits that TMNT fans are sure to eat up: “Michael Bay – no matter what you think about him, at least for me he’s made some really incredible movies, some stuff that I can’t imagine you could even create that and put it on screen. What was it, ‘The Island‘, remember that? But anyway, he’s been nothing but amazingly respectful. Jonathan Liebesman, the director, and some of the writers – they brought me in early on. I know there was a script that was leaked early on, which was before he even came in – he was brought in to take over as the head of production for the project. They’ve just been awesome and I’ve seen the script, I’ve seen the design of the characters; it’s fantastic. The story has all the right Turtle-isms, it’s got all their – they’re in the sewers, you know, so I’m very excited to see the movie. I think they have a great vision, it’s gonna be a great story, they’re spending a gob-load of money on it.” Later on during the Q&A session, a fan asks simply “are they still aliens?” Eastman’s response is a quick and emphatic “No.” If the Co-Creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is so absolutely sure about this that he has no problem just flat out telling the fans about it, I think it’s safe to say that we can finally lay the whole “alien” controversy to rest.
No, our beloved heroes in a half shell will not be aliens. Now let us all breathe a huge sigh of relief and discuss Eastman’s apparent love affair with Michael Bay. Okay, so I’m putting words in his mouth, but seriously? That seemed like a lot of praise for Bay. What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out the Q&A for yourself in the video below.