Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Revealed?
Up to this point, all that we’ve known about Michael Bay’s rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been contained to these Halloween costume photos, which may or may not be screen accurate. All or that is about to change, though.
A Reddit user (via ComingSoon) shared images that claim to be character designs for the upcoming Turtles revival, which will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles). The candid pics, posted to imgur, start with Leonardo, even though the mask he's wearing is a mixture of blue and purple. The turtle is wielding Leo’s ninjakens, however, so Donatello’s purple mask must be more defined. Maybe the color-code is just off a bit in these grainy candids?
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The next images gives us an idea of the scale of the models the film crew might be using. Setting them next to an actual human helps us better understand how the Turtles will look in action. The final image has to be the character design for Shredder, leader of the Foot Clan, right? As you know, he’s the mortal enemy of the Turtles, and always has been portrayed as this mask-wearing martial arts expert with an axe to grind against Splinter and his pizza-loving turtle warriors. William Fichtner has been confirmed to play the part in the new movie. Is this the new Shredder?
What else do we know about the new Turtles movie? Well, Will Arnett is in it. Transformers hottie Megan Fox has been cast, as well, playing ace reporter April O’Neil. And according to reports, the Turtles won’t be mutants. They’ll be aliens. Are you cool with that?
Purists might want to stick with Nickelodeon’s animated take on the Turtles, which will be returning to television sets with all new episodes on Feb. 2. And as EW.com recently reported, the classic character of Casey Jones will be part of developing storylines. Check an exclusive clip from the upcoming show on their site now.
As for the movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will drop kick audiences beginning on August 8. Will this rekindle your faith in Turtle storytelling? Or has producer Michael Bay turned you off of yet another toy-based franchise from our youth? You be the judge.
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