New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURLES Promo Reveals The "Legend Of The Yokai"

An artsy new promo for the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seems to hint at a mystical background for the foursome as Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo may not have been the first! Hit the jump to check it out...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/21/2014
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
 
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
 


Starring Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, and Whoopi Goldberg, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be released on August 8th, 2014.
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Pasto - 7/21/2014, 9:12 AM
To
Much
Nothing
Tonight
Pasto - 7/21/2014, 9:15 AM
Let it breath dammit.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/21/2014, 9:23 AM
that was pretty cool
WruceBayne - 7/21/2014, 9:32 AM
I wonder how that ties into the movie.
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/21/2014, 9:37 AM
Kinda cool. I hope they tie it to edo period Japanese mythology like down of the old comic arcs. In some stories, shredder encountered splinter in old japan.
soforizo - 7/21/2014, 9:37 AM
Okay...
captainireland - 7/21/2014, 9:41 AM
That's oddly similar to when Lord Norinaga thought they were the legendary Kappa who defeated his ancestors in TMNT 3.
EagleEye21 - 7/21/2014, 9:44 AM
That's the backstory to TMNT III
0bstreperous - 7/21/2014, 9:45 AM
too cool didn't see tmnt 3 but i like the current idw comic which says there reincarnated fallen samurai...

the one i just mentioned is a little on the nose this really makes me smile because people in feudal japan thought ninja turtles were cool too
0bstreperous - 7/21/2014, 9:45 AM
*they're *their *bear
GUNSMITH - 7/21/2014, 9:52 AM
OFF SUBJECT I LEARNED A NEW WORD..



IT'S ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING S#!T....
diogosanto - 7/21/2014, 9:52 AM
Pretty cool, but I'll only get to see this in September.

Portugal: We get The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Captain America (both) weeks earlier, but the TMNT, you'll have to wait a full month for it.
Maia87 - 7/21/2014, 9:54 AM


sKeemAn - 7/21/2014, 9:54 AM
It looks like the story when they the turtle travel back into the past.
VenomInside - 7/21/2014, 9:55 AM
im going on an internet vacation that weekend...........I believe I can dream up every comment for that movie by myself.
GL - 7/21/2014, 9:57 AM
This is awesome
RobertLiefeld - 7/21/2014, 10:31 AM
Weird...
ALmazing - 7/21/2014, 10:37 AM
?

SusanFuentes - 7/21/2014, 10:39 AM
I hope this means they are following the current IDW comic and the turtles are reincarnated
blvdnoise - 7/21/2014, 10:50 AM
WTF did i just watch..
DavidChen26 - 7/21/2014, 10:56 AM
I don't get it.....😐
Dedpool - 7/21/2014, 11:49 AM
NICE!!! Reminds me of what was done towards the end of the 2003 cartoon with the ninja tribunal and the demon shredder!!
AnthonyLantern - 7/21/2014, 11:53 AM
Pretty cool
WelcomeBackFrank - 7/21/2014, 12:10 PM
Lmao at the Ninja Turtles with Friar Tuck hairdos.

This is basically "TMNT 3" mixed with the reincarnation route in the IDW comics.

I HATE the Turtles are being created in a lab in this version. The classic origin of them falling down a sewer and being exposed by ooze works perfectly and has for the last 30 years. To go that route, feels cheap and lacks the pizzazz of the Turtles encountering the ooze by destiny, fate or accident IMO.
RangerStorm44 - 7/21/2014, 12:38 PM
@SusanFuentes I hope so too wish more people would read up on it love the classic origin but idw gives it more of a purpose instead which is more then welcomed
Zuriel - 7/21/2014, 12:50 PM
And Peter Parker's dad meant for him to be Spider-man. I hate this decade.
ShelfPorn - 7/21/2014, 1:32 PM
They look better than they do in the movie...
Holmes - 7/21/2014, 2:30 PM
uh, what??????
pertamanak - 7/21/2014, 2:55 PM
From Wiki: Kappa (河童, "river-child"), alternatively called Kawatarō (川太郎, "river-boy"), Komahiki (“horse puller”), or Kawako (川子?, "river-child"), are a yōkai found in Japanese folklore. In Shintō they are considered to be one of many suijin (水神,“water deity”), or one of their temporary appearances. Along with the oni and the tengu, they are one of the most well-known yōkai in Japan. Kappa are usually seen as mischievous troublemakers or trickster figures. They are curious of human civilization, and they can understand and speak Japanese. They may even befriend human beings in exchange for gifts and offerings, especially cucumbers, the only food kappa are known to enjoy more than human children.
AxlKomix - 7/21/2014, 3:15 PM
@pertamanak- So, cucumber pizza?
BaneNascent - 7/21/2014, 3:25 PM
Kappa rape girls and fart loudly and troll at the river banks. So it's hilarious they are using them to describe a connection to ancient Japan. Or maybe Splinter accepts them because of that connection he has to his heritage. He knows of old Kappa legends and sees the mutant turtles as a extension of those stories.
mgeoff88 - 7/21/2014, 8:25 PM
@WelcomeBackFrank

"Lmao at the Ninja Turtles with Friar Tuck hairdos."

LOL! I was thinking the same thing! I thought this was pretty cool in the beginning, but then when I saw the turtles with those haircuts...



wbrowning79 - 7/22/2014, 12:55 AM
Well these turtles must have traveled back in time or, dare I say... They were turtles...
In time...
AHAHAHAHAHBABAHA!!!!!!!!!

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