Kevin Eastman, the other TMNT co-creator, weighs in – “it is AWESOME!”
The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES controversy still rages on, and despite Bay telling fans to take a chill pill, and co-creator Peter Laird saying that it's possible but not very probable that the "idea might actually work," a lot of fans are still up in arms of Bay allegedly making the turtles aliens.
According to Comic Book Movie, co-creator Kevin Eastman, who is working with Bay's team to "help expand and give a more complex back story," finally came out of hiding and addressed the issue:
"Hey Guys, Sorry to have been away for so long–completely swamped with work–but it is some pretty exciting stuff. I had been invited to check out the TMNT film development by my friend Scott Mednick over the years, and a while back had a full look behind the curtian at what writers [Josh] Appelbaum and [Andre] Nemec, director [Jonathan] Liebesman, and producer Bay are doing–and trust me–it IS AWESOME. I’m officially on board, and will share more as I’m allowed… thanks all!"
This is reassuring, as one wouldn't be inclined to think that one of the original creators of the characters would be on board with the idea of changing their backstory in such an egregious manner. Many are still defending Bay and Co., citing the alien origin of the ooze that turns the turtles into mutants, though this defense rests entirely on Bay clarifying his original statement, something he has to yet to do.
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