Kevin Eastman Yet Again Tackles The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot Controversy
Unless this is your first day on the web, you know that the upcoming TMNT reboot directed by Jonathan Liebesman with Michael Bay producing has been met with less than enthusiasm from fans. The film is finishing up filming in New York, and we’ve seen several set pictures from the set. Not even the infamous Turtle van could calm fan’s skepticism about the film. Kevin Eastman, one of the creators of the Turtles, is involved with the movie and has been out and about trying to turn fans around. He was caught a few weeks ago at Comic-Con, and the conversation of course turned to the movie.
ReelFilmNews (via Superhero Movie News) got to chat with the creator about all manner of TMNT. When finally asked about the upcoming film, Eastman explained how it was just another reinvention for the series. He walked through the history of the series and showed how it was always changing. He pointed out how the original black and white comics were a little more adult and gritty, then the first cartoon made it a little more kid friendly. Then the first movie, which is his favorite, came around they combined the original comic and the cartoon. He goes on to talk about how each comic and cartoon iteration and each cartoon added and changed things up. He finished by talking about how the movie is true to the source material, but is just like everything else that came before it in regards to change.
All of them come from the same core and the same root. It will be a Turtles movie that I will be very proud of and I think the fans..although they’ve sort of pointed that way and pointed that way, they’re going to be AMAZED! I’ve seen the final script, I’ve seen what they’re doing, it’s going to be a fantastic true to the origins Turtles story.
The answer to the question relating to Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman‘s film starts around the 4:30 mark. TMNT will be hitting theaters next June and stars Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Alan Ritchson, and William Fichtner.