TMNT co-creator comes to defense of Michael Bay, albeit in a roundabout way

The controversy never seems to end. Shortly after Michael Bay announced that his reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would find the beloved terrapins transformed into aliens and thus effectively making their title non-sensical, the fanboys came out of the woodwork to chastise Mr. Bay for destroying their childhood. Hyperbole much?


Be that as it may, the decision to change the turtles into aliens instead of mutated pets is a big deal. Curiously enough, Peter Laird, one of the co-creators of the Ninja Turtles, came to Bay's defense. As Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog reports:

"I would actually encourage TMNT fans to swallow the 'chill pill' Mr. Bay recently suggested they take, and wait and see what might come out of this seemingly ill-conceived plan. It's possible that with enough truly creative brainpower applied to this idea, it might actually work. I'm not saying it's probable, or even somewhat likely ... but it IS possible."

He also adds:

"The reason I say it could be a 'genius' idea is that—for the first time—someone has come up with a way to have as many freakin' Turtles as they want. I mean, if the TMNT are actually members of an alien race, there could be a whole PLANET of them!"

I fail to see how making MORE of the Ninja Turtles, heretofore known solely as a quartet of masked defenders of the night, makes the concept any better. It's also interesting to point out that Laird himself seems hesitant to accept that Bay's idea will actually work, instead ascribing to it what appears to be a very minute possibility.

That said, I still maintain a Mighty Mutanimals movie would be cooler.

Source Heat Vision Blog via Blastr

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