Michael Bay’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ Release Date Pushed Back

Posted Friday, March 1st, 2013 04:15 pm GMT -4 by

After a series of bad news plaguing Michael Bay’s adaptation of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, the production looks to be back on track now after the hiring of Megan Fox to play April O’Neil, the plucky reporter friend of the Heroes in a Half Shell. With fresh air being breathed into the lungs of the controversial reboot, a new release date has been scheduled to reflect the adjusted production schedule.

Previously, Paramount put ‘Ninja Turtles’ (because they’re no longer teenage nor mutant in Bay’s version) on hold about 8 months ago due to a script and budget problems. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has announced that the film is back on track with the new release date of June 6, 2014. Though it’s only a month, this new date might give the turtles a fighting chance as the new Godzilla reboot starring Aaron Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen is scheduled to be released on the old release date of May 16, 2014.

Now with one star attached and a new release date set, hopefully the script is all in order and director Jonathan Liebesman casts the right people to play Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, who will all be motion-captured characters in this live-action CG hybrid film.

Though many fans are up in arms about Bay’s massive “liberties” with the beloved franchise, there’s not much they can do now to stop this from happening. The question now is if anyone will give it a chance. Do you think you’ll catch ‘Ninja Turtles’ when it hits theaters in June 2014? Is it possible that Michael Bay and company might not ruin another cherished part of our childhoods? The answers to these and many more questions have yet to be seen, but while we wait, share your thoughts in the comments below!

  • ON June 6, 2014 I will sit down and watch the 1990 ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ movie and most likely follow that up with ‘The Secret of the Ooze’ and even ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III’ cause I’m a bit of a masochist. I may at some future point watch Michael Bays offering… on dvd… from Netflix, but I will not be giving him more money.

  • Timmy

    Indeed Greg and their confidence shows being the ones to back down from may rather than godzilla

  • g-egg

    I think it was a year or two ago when the first announced they were going to try at another live action TMNT and I was really excited.

    When I heard Michael Bay was on board I shrugged and gave a sigh. I’ve still only seen the first Transformers movie so I’m not sure what to expect or think of Bay helming the TMNT franchise.

    Megan Fox playing April? I roll my eyes. I hope she proves me wrong, but I just don’t see an April O’Neil in her.

    All together, I look forward to the movie. I grew up with the turtles and yeah, silly as it sounds they could be considered dear to my heart. And even though I’m not a big Bay fan, I look forward to his adaptation, because maybe…they’re dear to his heart too.

    Even if not, I enjoy seeing other artists interpretations of…well, everything.

    I’m a big Superman fan and despite the chills and welling tears of excitement and love for Supes, when I see the footage of the new suit, Zod and Jor-el I feel a little apprehensive. So far, I don’t like how they look …but I’m going to give a chance. And maybe when it’s over I’ll think “Where the hell has that been?”. If it’s not good, or I just don’t like it, at least there’s still all that other Superman stuff I love. Same goes for turtles.

  • spazzman

    michael bay is rapeing my childhood.