When news broke that Noel signed on to play Michelangelo, we also learned that the reboot will be called, “Ninja Turtles.” Now, word from CinemaCon attendees is that it will be called, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” after getting a peek of the film’s logo . They were also given some insight into which direction the filmmakers are planning to take with this version.
Instead of Ninja Turtles, Paramount revealed at CinemaCon this week that the reboot will be known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Instead of irritating fans by changing up the title, producers are apparently staying true to the source material.
Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman is said to be working with TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman on the project. While many fans have cried foul at Michael Bay’s desire to make the heroes aliens from another planet, the filmmaker said true fans shouldn’t have a problem with this angle.
“If everyone was such a die-hard fan, they would know that the TCRI canisters where the ooze comes from … That is alien ooze. We’re expanding [the story], and the expansion will be true to the mythology,” Liebesman explained.
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We’re very excited to see how they reinvent the Turtles and to see Noel show off his nunchucking skills.