Never Mind, Says Michael Bay. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aren’t Aliens Anymore.
Remember how Michael Bay caused a freakout of epic proportions when he announced the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie he’s producing, called simply Ninja Turtles, will reboot the turtles as aliens? Well now he’s saying that not only are the turtles not aliens (yay!), they were never going to be aliens to begin with (bzuh?).
Said Bay to 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. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great.”
Soooo, Bay, when you said last year “These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable,” you meant the alien part… metaphorically? Because honestly, dude, the news that you were turning the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into aliens broke over a year ago—if you really were never going to make them aliens, couldn’t you have taken the time you spent being a jerk to upset fans explaining how the whole alien thing was just a misunderstanding instead?
Unless, of course, he’s being a liar liarpants who lies, which I’d say is pretty likely.
But whatever. Michael Bay being a tool, along with death and taxes, is a universal constant. If he ever wasn’t a tool I’m pretty sure the space-time continuum would collapse. And hey, at least the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aren’t aliens anymore. I’ll take good news where I can get it.
(via: Digital Spy)