Last week, the internet was abuzz about what Transformers director Michael Bay said in regards to the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. He claimed that the franchise’s key characters were aliens. Naturally, fans of the series flipped out as it is well known to them that they are in fact mutants and have nothing to do with aliens. It is in the title after all.
That brings us to today’s news which cropped up on Bay’s forums via a posting from the producer himself. Apparently, the marketing department behind the reboot has changed the film’s title to Ninja Turtles. Here’s what he had to say:
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.