UPDATE: Toys Confirm Michael Bay's NINJA TURTLES Are NOT Teenagers?

A new image of "Evolution Figure Packs" for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reveal teenage versions of Leonardo (wearing an apron) and Raphael (wearing tighty whities) that are much different than the finished versions.

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By nailbiter111 - 6/6/2014
Hard to believe, but it was all the way back in March of 2012 when we all learned that the working title of the Michael Bay-produced film was Ninja Turtles. Some people were instantly turned off by the implications that the Turtles would not be mutants nor would they be teenagers. Bay even referred to them as "aliens" and that got people quite angry, as you well know. Many months later, Paramount alleviated concerns by putting "Teenage" and "Mutant" back into the title. Clearly, it was a last minute decision as early looks at toy packaging used "Ninja Turtles" as the title. Seems like "Ninja Turtles" will be a more accurate title for the flick as a new image of the "Evolution Figure Packs" feature teenage versions of the Turtles that look dramatically different from the finished versions. The good news? There are baby turtles, so we at least know they aren't aliens.

CBM UPDATE:  We just received an email, directly from Paramount, confirming that the Ninja Turtles will indeed be teenagers in the film.


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.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Will Arnett as Vernon and William Fichtner as Shredder. It lands in theaters August 8, 2014.
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DrDoom - 6/6/2014, 7:52 PM
The [frick], man.
Mrcool210 - 6/6/2014, 7:53 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
dio - 6/6/2014, 7:54 PM
It would be cool of this was a continuation of the old movies. Like Shredders soul is now in Finchtner.
TheTrueBatfleck - 6/6/2014, 7:55 PM
Adult Mutant Ninja Turtles? Doesn't sound quite right.
TheAbaryMan369 - 6/6/2014, 7:56 PM
What the [frick]ing [frick] the they actually do. WHY THE HELL WOULD THEY NAME THE MOVIE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES IF THEY AREN'T TEENS?!
WombRaider - 6/6/2014, 7:56 PM
.........but the movie is called Teenage mutant ninja turtles...
Jollem - 6/6/2014, 7:56 PM
well...there goes gusto's interest in the movie, then




gusto joke accomplished
Garrus - 6/6/2014, 7:57 PM
What the hell
MrReese - 6/6/2014, 8:05 PM
ruadh - 6/6/2014, 8:08 PM
Guess we're lucky they're ninjas.

Are they still claiming turtles are amphibians too?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 6/6/2014, 8:15 PM
What in the [frick]. Face palm
TheOzmaofOz - 6/6/2014, 8:21 PM
The dorks on this site actually complaining about this.

Now - that deserves a "face palm". Grow up, virgins.
Highflyer - 6/6/2014, 8:22 PM
That sucks.
GenerationX - 6/6/2014, 8:26 PM
oh come on...you're reading too much into that. Did you look like a child when you were a teenager??? Probably not. This confirms nothing.
2gold - 6/6/2014, 8:28 PM
They are toys, don't read into it. Unless you expect a Spider-man on his own homemade goblin glider in one of that franchise. Toys are toys, they will make every version they can to sell,sell, sell.
MrMartinMarvel - 6/6/2014, 8:30 PM
They're just toys, this doesn't confirm anything.
TheManFromMars - 6/6/2014, 8:36 PM
LMAO! This is hysterical!
M3T4LL0 - 6/6/2014, 8:38 PM
They're toys... ya know for kids? This will most likely NOT be in the film. People really believe that we're gonna see Raph learning the art of ninja in tighty whiteys?? Get real people.
DylanTBest - 6/6/2014, 8:40 PM
The first trailer gave me back my hope.
Then, everything after that slowly started taking it all back.
BlindJustice - 6/6/2014, 8:40 PM
I agree. These are just silly kids' toys for a silly kids' movie.

Wait...what?
CaptainAmerica31 - 6/6/2014, 8:43 PM
Judging from that ethnically diverse picture of the kids, I'm pretty sure they're not teens
M3T4LL0 - 6/6/2014, 8:44 PM
Shocked that nailbiter of all people didn't catch that. I mean really? It was obvious as soon as I saw the photos that this is just marketing and most likely will not be in the movie.
Comedian03 - 6/6/2014, 8:45 PM
Adult Alien Ninja Turtles

......Has a nice ring to it.
CinemaHero - 6/6/2014, 8:45 PM
The other guys are right saying they're just toys.
Toys can be misleading sometimes...

For example, last year, I saw lego Mandarin toys for Iron Man 3, but the Mandarin was never in Iron Man 3... :P

All jokes aside though...if the teenage mutant ninja turtles actually AREN'T teenagers then...well, I guess that's just kinda stupid. And pointless. Is there any good reason why they shouldn't be teenagers? Would it make a huge difference to the story if they were?

TheWarriorofAnarchy - 6/6/2014, 8:46 PM
Growth spurts, they could very well still be teenagers
AlphaAndDecima - 6/6/2014, 8:51 PM
Lol. The anger over this silly little goddamn issue is just [frick]ing hilarious to read.
MrFridayNights - 6/6/2014, 8:57 PM
They are just toys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AutobotNance - 6/6/2014, 9:09 PM
Michael Bay needs to die.
pesmerga44 - 6/6/2014, 9:09 PM
I am not really caring that they are not teenagers because seriously they are all like 7 feet tall and over 300 pounds roided to the max do you really think they are teenagers anymore. I am just laughing at the stupid looking teenaged turtle figures they look so stupid.
nailbiter111 - 6/6/2014, 9:13 PM
I'd agree with you guys who are in the "they're just toys" camp if they didn't include movie-accurate versions of Leo and Raphael that the packaging refers to as "Ninja Turtles." Look, I could be wrong, but it seems incredibly odd to have toys showing the progression of - baby, teen, ninja turtle - if the final version really are in fact teens.
DrVenkman - 6/6/2014, 9:14 PM
Why? Why do this?
MrFridayNights - 6/6/2014, 9:16 PM
Seriously guys grow up they are just [frick]ing toys!!!!!!
A [frick]ing toy will not change the story of a movie!!!!!!!!!
BatManHeisenberg - 6/6/2014, 9:22 PM
[frick] [frick] [frick] this stupid shit. [frick] it.
nailbiter111 - 6/6/2014, 9:23 PM
I'll add a question mark to appease some of you.
maninfinesuit - 6/6/2014, 9:30 PM
'I am extremely displeased with the information I have extrapolated from this toy advertisement!'

Snotzo - 6/6/2014, 9:33 PM
I don't think they will bring up age so it's wont be a problem.
wtfTMNT - 6/6/2014, 9:35 PM
Like I said. Just read my name :(
GL - 6/6/2014, 9:35 PM
Uuuuhhhmmmm
Chekkarma - 6/6/2014, 9:37 PM
The toys don't always coincide with the actual movie...calm down people.
Alien - 6/6/2014, 9:37 PM
dafuq yo? that's some wack-ass shee-it.


#confused
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