Last we heard about Michael Bay’s new adaptation of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, it was shortened to just ‘Ninja Turtles’ and it was pushed back from a Christmas 2013 release to 2014. While fans were pretty outraged once they got wind that Bay was messing with their beloved pizza-guzzling turtles, no one really knew what else he was going to include in this new live action film. Well, Comic Book Movie (via /Film) got word from a source at Latino Review that some fan-favorite villains would be making appearances in the film.
According to Latino Review’s El Mayimbe, who somehow got to read the script by Kevin Eastman and Andre Nemec, Bebop, Rocksteady, Krang, and Shredder’s Technodrome will all be making appearances in the Jonathan Liebesman helmed Turtle film. For those who don’t recognize the names, Bebop and Rocksteady are henchmen who underwent similar transformations as our heroes in halfshells and Krang is a powerful ally of Shredder, the main antagonist in the Turtles’ universe.
On top of that, a synopsis of the film was leaked and it mentions another familiar name. See for yourself:
After their planet’s destruction, four turtle-like alien warriors and their master come to Earth, where they join forces with reporter April O’Neil to prevent the extradimensional conqueror Krang from enslaving the human race.
So they’re turning Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael into Superman? Everything else looks kosher to me, but the whole alien thing still isn’t sitting well with me.
Now, at this point, it’s uncertain what was kept in and what is being taken out of the script because the movie got pushed back due to script issues, so for all we know, these things could no longer be involved. Hopefully, the writers can find some way to keep them in.
Although there is that chance that they’ll change up their origins like they did with the title characters… Damn, I’m torn because this could either work out awesomely or be a disaster. What do you think, readers? Will Liebesman, Bay, and company ruin the Ninja Turtles or might we get something remotely enjoyable? Sound off in the comment section.