Michael Bay Reveals The Reason For TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Title

Michael Bay Reveals The Reason For <strike>TEENAGE MUTANT</strike> NINJA TURTLES Title

The producer of the upcoming reboot of the popular franchise offers an update on the movie; revealing why Paramount decided to drop "Teenage" and "Mutant" from the title and assuring fans that they will still "act like teenagers".

Taking to Shoot For The Edit - The Official Michael Bay Forums, producer Michael Bay has offered up the following statement in regards to the latest controversy surrounding the upcoming reboot of the franchise.

"Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE'S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN."

It was first revealed that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would no longer be mutants. Instead, the foursome would be aliens. Last week we discovered that Paramount would be dropping "Teenage" from the title. Needless to say, this has left both fans and those involved with either their creation or various animated iterations fuming despite the fact that they know only a few minor details about the direction of this reboot. Are aliens really any more ridiculous than four sewer turtles being mutated into teenagers? Does it really matter that they have dropped "Teenage" from the title? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.

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