Take a Breath, Everyone: Michael Bay Says Ninja Turtles Won’t Be Aliens
Remember last year when we all found out that Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles would be aliens and not mutants, and then the whole Internet exploded with anger because mutant turtles who love pizza and are also ninjas are a beloved childhood memory, but alien turtles who love pizza and are also ninjas are an abomination? Turns out it’s not true. So calm down.
Bay cleared the whole thing up in an interview for Moviefone:
There was that quote saying that we’re making [the Ninja Turtles as] aliens. We’re not. It’s the ooze! It’s from the original source material. These are from the original writers, and I never went out to correct myself in the press. I do listen to the fans and I do want this to be authentic. I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie.
See? Bay knows alien turtles would be ridiculous, so he’s sticking to the original source material and giving you turtles who were raised in the sewers of New York by a rat who learned ninjitsu from watching his owner in his cage. Cowabunga!