Check out the new Michelangelo design in this leaked Ninja Turtles costume image
The Jonathan Liebesman directed, Michael Bay produced TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES reboot has been maligned from the day it was announced and has had to survive rumors of the Turtles being aliens and other controversial changes to the story we have all come to know and love. The producers have done their best to try and weather the storm, but any substantial changes are going to be met with negative reaction from the Internet community. I am all for waiting until we see the actual footage of the characters in action, but we can still get good ideas from images like this.
Nerdreactor has posted a leaked image that supposedly shows the Halloween costumes set to be released this year to coincide with the new film. The costume company sent the image in error but it has of course made the rounds all over the Internet.
At first glance, the design is rooted in the classic Ninja Turtle design with some minor changes. The head looks a little more defined with what looks like a bit of a nose, but that could be for the costume to fit properly. The other big change appears to be that Michelangelo appears to be wearing clothes for the first time. I cannot tell if those are jorts or some sort of spandex superhero pants, but they look like f*cking jean shorts. There is also a hoodie tied around his waist and sunglasses hanging from his silver necklace. Yeah, this is not good.
I am all for reinventing things, but was there anything really wrong with the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES we have come to know and love? I will have to see how this looks in the movie before I judge, but this costume is not doing any favors to my perception of the film.