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TMNT's Kevin Eastman says that the Ninja Turtles movie will have everything the fans want

Mar. 15, 2013by: Niki Stephens

This should not come as a surprise to you, but Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle co-creator, Kevin Eastman is still praising the upcoming movie produced by Michael Bay.

When talking to Comic Book Resource about the direction that TMNT is taking for the IDW comic series, Eastman was also asked about how it was going, and if there will be any continuity from the present comic:

One of the things that's awesome about the relationship I've had with Platinum Dunes and Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman and some of the producers, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker on the series, is that It's probably amusing to a lot of people what the press puts out there and what they say people behind the scenes really want to do with the movie, but [Platinum Dunes'] main goal is actually to make the best possible "Turtles" movie with respect to the fans and the core audience as possible. We've learned from movies like "The Avengers," which to me was a superhero movie so good to me personally that I practically wept. It was perfect, you know what I mean? That's the stuff that I grew up on. Joss Whedon just knocked it out of the park, the whole team did, and that includes choreographing all the interlocking movies. From everything that I've seen in the ["TMNT"] script and the development and everything they've asked my input on specifically, it's gonna be an awesome, familiar, solid "Turtles" movie. It'll have everything that fans are gonna want and then some.

Want to remain positive. Want to see TMNT on the big screen again. If it's done right by those who created the Turtles, then maybe there's a chance. I just get a little freaked out with Mr. Explosions producing, and casting Megan Fox as April. I also don't mind them taking the material to a "darker" place since the original material was darker than what we saw in the live-action movies of the 90s. Ugh, I just really love the Turtles.

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11:26PM on 03/17/2013

It's not awesome!

Fans do not want Michael Bay. The jerk has ruined this just by adding his name to the project. And then of course he thinks turtles are aliens, lovely!
Thanks but no thanks!
Fans do not want Michael Bay. The jerk has ruined this just by adding his name to the project. And then of course he thinks turtles are aliens, lovely!
Thanks but no thanks!
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7:16PM on 03/16/2013
well I'll hold out hope that it's good. The first one was classic. Just the right amount of humor, and darkness. The sequels just got steadily worse. I REALLY want this to be GREAT! Guess we'll see. Wish Corey Feldman was back!!
well I'll hold out hope that it's good. The first one was classic. Just the right amount of humor, and darkness. The sequels just got steadily worse. I REALLY want this to be GREAT! Guess we'll see. Wish Corey Feldman was back!!
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9:26AM on 03/16/2013
There are only 2 actresses I can name whom I might want to see playing April. Bryce Howard or Kate Mara.
There's only 1 good thing about casting Megan Fox as April, and that's her toe thumbs. It makes her look that much more like a ninja turtle, so it will add to the believability of their friendship. And maybe they can use her pointy face like a sword.
There are only 2 actresses I can name whom I might want to see playing April. Bryce Howard or Kate Mara.
There's only 1 good thing about casting Megan Fox as April, and that's her toe thumbs. It makes her look that much more like a ninja turtle, so it will add to the believability of their friendship. And maybe they can use her pointy face like a sword.
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6:12AM on 03/16/2013

What if

Brian Austin Green is Casey Jones?
Brian Austin Green is Casey Jones?
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12:31AM on 03/16/2013
Everything the fans want huh? Fans don't want a bunch of CGI bull shit! Nor do they want Megan Fox's atrocious acting, butchering The movie. Nor do we want a cartoony kid friendly turtles movie.
Everything the fans want huh? Fans don't want a bunch of CGI bull shit! Nor do they want Megan Fox's atrocious acting, butchering The movie. Nor do we want a cartoony kid friendly turtles movie.
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6:50PM on 03/15/2013

SHREDDER

As long as the SHREDDER comes back I'm confident this will be a good turtle film.
As long as the SHREDDER comes back I'm confident this will be a good turtle film.
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9:22AM on 03/16/2013
It's a damn fine fortune that you don't have a say in what happens. As if Shredder alone can save a movie. What if Shredder is played by Micheal Jordan, and he has basketball armor instead of knives? What if he says corny one-liners like Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin? You can't just slap Shredder into a movie and expect it to be magic. There's a HELL of a lot more to it than that.
It's a damn fine fortune that you don't have a say in what happens. As if Shredder alone can save a movie. What if Shredder is played by Micheal Jordan, and he has basketball armor instead of knives? What if he says corny one-liners like Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin? You can't just slap Shredder into a movie and expect it to be magic. There's a HELL of a lot more to it than that.
2:52PM on 03/16/2013
He's not even going to be called SHREDDER. if they are using the script i was reading or a staple of it, his name was like something way different.
He's not even going to be called SHREDDER. if they are using the script i was reading or a staple of it, his name was like something way different.
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4:50PM on 03/15/2013
Everything I want to see? A April O'Neil/ Raphael sex scene? Sweet! :)
Everything I want to see? A April O'Neil/ Raphael sex scene? Sweet! :)
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4:43PM on 03/15/2013
So long Turtles alien origin is only in the mutagen, there is hope. If they are aliens, as in either off Earth or Dimension X, NO THANKS!! Part of their charm is that they are Earth creatures mutated. Anything more is an abomination to the Turtles.
So long Turtles alien origin is only in the mutagen, there is hope. If they are aliens, as in either off Earth or Dimension X, NO THANKS!! Part of their charm is that they are Earth creatures mutated. Anything more is an abomination to the Turtles.
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4:11PM on 03/15/2013

won't be sold

Sorry, I take no comfort in any of these people trying to sell me on this film. All I know is what I see, and so far its: Alien turtles (kinda contridicting right there, based on the definition of the word alien)? Bay telling fan boys to shut it? Production company putting a hault to the film so they can actually read the script after fan back lash? Fox being casted at all, let alone for April...? This is all proof that this will be a train wreck I want no part in. Perhaps the new generation
Sorry, I take no comfort in any of these people trying to sell me on this film. All I know is what I see, and so far its: Alien turtles (kinda contridicting right there, based on the definition of the word alien)? Bay telling fan boys to shut it? Production company putting a hault to the film so they can actually read the script after fan back lash? Fox being casted at all, let alone for April...? This is all proof that this will be a train wreck I want no part in. Perhaps the new generation kids will enjoy it seeing how they have no attachments to the franchise, but for the... What did they say "the fans and core audience" this will be a nightmare for them.
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4:06PM on 03/15/2013

How much was he paid....

for saying that shit ? A mill 2 mill 3 mill. maybe 4. Fuck this movie. IDK who knows maybe it'll be like the evil dead and turn out to be something amazing. remember when everyone was up in arms over that. But I still say no.
for saying that shit ? A mill 2 mill 3 mill. maybe 4. Fuck this movie. IDK who knows maybe it'll be like the evil dead and turn out to be something amazing. remember when everyone was up in arms over that. But I still say no.
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4:04PM on 03/15/2013
Doesn't Eastman just go along with everything and whore out as much as he can?
Doesn't Eastman just go along with everything and whore out as much as he can?
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9:18AM on 03/16/2013
Yep.
Yep.
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3:15PM on 03/15/2013
I respect Kevin Eastman for being a creator of something that helped shape who I am. But beyond that, he can eat shit. I don't know which fans he's talking about in this interview - probably electric fans, but certainly not people.
I respect Kevin Eastman for being a creator of something that helped shape who I am. But beyond that, he can eat shit. I don't know which fans he's talking about in this interview - probably electric fans, but certainly not people.
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3:01PM on 03/15/2013
I consider myself a fan. I don't want Michael Bay and Megan Fox involved. As long as those two are still attached to this project, I'm not getting everything I want as a fan.
I consider myself a fan. I don't want Michael Bay and Megan Fox involved. As long as those two are still attached to this project, I'm not getting everything I want as a fan.
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8:00AM on 03/18/2013
Eastman has zero say in those decision because neither he nor Laird own the property anymore.
Eastman has zero say in those decision because neither he nor Laird own the property anymore.
8:00AM on 03/18/2013
Eastman has zero say in those decision because neither he nor Laird own the property anymore.
Eastman has zero say in those decision because neither he nor Laird own the property anymore.
2:43PM on 03/15/2013
Incorrect, it has Michael Bay attached to it. No one asked that for that shit.
Incorrect, it has Michael Bay attached to it. No one asked that for that shit.
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1:41PM on 03/15/2013
I was always hoping they would make a TMNT sequel because I thought that film was fantastic. Sure the villains were not that great and the jokes could have been better but dammit that flick looked AWESOME! Especially the Leo vs Raph scene.
I was always hoping they would make a TMNT sequel because I thought that film was fantastic. Sure the villains were not that great and the jokes could have been better but dammit that flick looked AWESOME! Especially the Leo vs Raph scene.
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1:18PM on 03/15/2013
I've never been a huge Ninja Turtles fan, but honestly for the most part Michael Bay makes entertaining movies. Even though Transformers movies were mediocre and I believe his worst movies they are still at points entertaining so I think at the very least we will be entertained by this movie.
I've never been a huge Ninja Turtles fan, but honestly for the most part Michael Bay makes entertaining movies. Even though Transformers movies were mediocre and I believe his worst movies they are still at points entertaining so I think at the very least we will be entertained by this movie.
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12:37PM on 03/15/2013
As long as they're no fucking aliens, I'm in...Not getting my hopes up, which is sad because I've (we've) been waiting for this for so long.
As long as they're no fucking aliens, I'm in...Not getting my hopes up, which is sad because I've (we've) been waiting for this for so long.
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12:25PM on 03/15/2013
"That's the stuff I grew up on". And yet you want to set the TMNT origin as turtles from space. Right.
"That's the stuff I grew up on". And yet you want to set the TMNT origin as turtles from space. Right.
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12:02PM on 03/15/2013

No comfort there, I'm afraid.

Laird is the only one I'll be listening to when it comes to this movie, since he isn't making a cent off of it and has no reason to lie. He's been re-acting just as the fans have. Also, Eastman's "vision" keeps changing as he name drops other movies he's recently seen like "The Raid: Redemption" and now "The Avengers". Next he'll say it'll be like "Star Trek Into Darkness".
Laird is the only one I'll be listening to when it comes to this movie, since he isn't making a cent off of it and has no reason to lie. He's been re-acting just as the fans have. Also, Eastman's "vision" keeps changing as he name drops other movies he's recently seen like "The Raid: Redemption" and now "The Avengers". Next he'll say it'll be like "Star Trek Into Darkness".
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4:12PM on 03/15/2013
Or it'll be a romantic chick flick like Safe haven LOL
Or it'll be a romantic chick flick like Safe haven LOL
3:06PM on 03/16/2013
hmmm, I have a feeling he's making $ one way or anudder.....he's got a tremendous amount of clout when it comes to the Alien Turtles LOL. He can publicly push the movie to makes millions more or less....I think thats worth something to someone.
hmmm, I have a feeling he's making $ one way or anudder.....he's got a tremendous amount of clout when it comes to the Alien Turtles LOL. He can publicly push the movie to makes millions more or less....I think thats worth something to someone.
7:59AM on 03/18/2013
Peter Laird is only responding to the information that has come out through the media. He hasn't been privileged to any inside information like Eastman has. As for his comments on "The Raid: Redemption" and "The Avengers", I believe his comments on the former were in regards to the type of fight sequences they want achieve, and his comments on the latter were in regards to what he views as a "superhero movie so good to me that personally I practically wept". It also doesn't matter what Eastman
Peter Laird is only responding to the information that has come out through the media. He hasn't been privileged to any inside information like Eastman has. As for his comments on "The Raid: Redemption" and "The Avengers", I believe his comments on the former were in regards to the type of fight sequences they want achieve, and his comments on the latter were in regards to what he views as a "superhero movie so good to me that personally I practically wept". It also doesn't matter what Eastman or Laird actually want to see made because neither of them own the property anymore.
11:57AM on 03/15/2013
Will remain optimistic until I see photos or a trailer.
Will remain optimistic until I see photos or a trailer.
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11:57AM on 03/15/2013

NO ONE....

No ones happy with Meghan Fox as April, it just doesn't feel right. Then there's the stuff with Turtles being aliens and all...Then there's this message; I mean WTF man WTF?? Giving the fans what we all want and then some?? Really, so far they are doing that but the exact opposite of....LOL WTH man WTH??
The message is as ludicrous as all the changes they've been making, its just more of the same crap..and NOOOO they are not listening to their fans AT ALL DUUUDE!! GB Norma Jean.....IDK what
No ones happy with Meghan Fox as April, it just doesn't feel right. Then there's the stuff with Turtles being aliens and all...Then there's this message; I mean WTF man WTF?? Giving the fans what we all want and then some?? Really, so far they are doing that but the exact opposite of....LOL WTH man WTH??
The message is as ludicrous as all the changes they've been making, its just more of the same crap..and NOOOO they are not listening to their fans AT ALL DUUUDE!! GB Norma Jean.....IDK what that meant but meh....
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11:56AM on 03/15/2013

ugh

every sign points to this being a mess, from michael bay to megan fox to making them alien in origin....a far cry from the tv i watched as a kid and the first two movies that came out in the 90s....it'll be another 10 years now before someone tries again, hopefully they get it right....I just see this turning into Paul Andersons Three Musketeers movies
every sign points to this being a mess, from michael bay to megan fox to making them alien in origin....a far cry from the tv i watched as a kid and the first two movies that came out in the 90s....it'll be another 10 years now before someone tries again, hopefully they get it right....I just see this turning into Paul Andersons Three Musketeers movies
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11:52AM on 03/15/2013

Like Jonathan the zombie kid says...

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11:42AM on 03/15/2013
I don't want Megan Fox in this film at all...even if she plays Splinter.
I don't want Megan Fox in this film at all...even if she plays Splinter.
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11:42AM on 03/15/2013
I want to remain positive about this movie as it is the Turtles but there have been too many things said by credible sources that make me wonder whether they are responsibly bringing back the Franchise. THE ONLY way I could see the 'alien' angle working is if they introduced Alien DNA to the mutagene and somehow related it back to the Shredder or Krang. That way it's not like they are actually aliens but Turtles who were genetically modified. Anyway, I digress, if all else fails we still have
I want to remain positive about this movie as it is the Turtles but there have been too many things said by credible sources that make me wonder whether they are responsibly bringing back the Franchise. THE ONLY way I could see the 'alien' angle working is if they introduced Alien DNA to the mutagene and somehow related it back to the Shredder or Krang. That way it's not like they are actually aliens but Turtles who were genetically modified. Anyway, I digress, if all else fails we still have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie which still holds up to this day!
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12:06PM on 03/15/2013
i am reading the current comics - havent caught up - but they rock! but i think the comics are hinting that it is krang's tech etc like you are saying - so if they do that, that may work. but the comics also show that the turtles are splinters reincarnated sons! so they are NOT aliens.
i am reading the current comics - havent caught up - but they rock! but i think the comics are hinting that it is krang's tech etc like you are saying - so if they do that, that may work. but the comics also show that the turtles are splinters reincarnated sons! so they are NOT aliens.
7:40AM on 03/18/2013
The ooze/mutagen has always been alien in origin dating back to the original Mirage comics. It's been debated whether that's what Bay meant in his "alien race" speech. We don't know for sure because he never clarified what he meant by it. Those comments were made in March 2012 before production on the film got pushed back reportedly because of issues with the script.
The ooze/mutagen has always been alien in origin dating back to the original Mirage comics. It's been debated whether that's what Bay meant in his "alien race" speech. We don't know for sure because he never clarified what he meant by it. Those comments were made in March 2012 before production on the film got pushed back reportedly because of issues with the script.
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11:40AM on 03/15/2013

I've given my opinion on this to many times to bother again.

I can only assume this paragraph of excitement from Eastman actually started with the phrase "I've yet to watch any of Michael Bay, Jonathan Liebesmens or Platinum Dunes movies, but.."
I can only assume this paragraph of excitement from Eastman actually started with the phrase "I've yet to watch any of Michael Bay, Jonathan Liebesmens or Platinum Dunes movies, but.."
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11:33AM on 03/15/2013
change the title back to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and then maybe I'll begin to be optimistic.
change the title back to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and then maybe I'll begin to be optimistic.
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