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Michael Bay Says His NINJA TURTLES Are Not of Alien Origin

April 30, 2013
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There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the Michael Bay-produced and Jonathan Liebsman-directed "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Months ago, it was announced that the turtles would really be of alien origin. Now, it seems that the team behind the production has had a change of heart, as Bay recently stated that is not the case.

"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," said Bay. "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."

Fans and press alike are aware that Bay previously stated, "These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable." Regardless of that, the change no doubt pleases everyone, giving us a bit of hope that the film will bring back the same turtles that we fell in love with from our childhood.

The cast includes Megan Fox as April O'Neill,  Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Howard as Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Donatello, Will Arnett in an unspecified role and Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter.

Are you glad the turtles are no longer of alien origin? Let us know in the comments section below!

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" will hit AMC Theatres in May 2014.

Source: SlashFilm

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