Ninja Turtles reboot “learned from The Avengers”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman defends the Michael Bay reboot

The Turtles in their most recent animated incarnation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise Of The Turtles
The Turtles in their most recent animated incarnation, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise Of The Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman remains pretty evangelical about the Ninja Turtles franchise, despite fanboy outrage over the casting of Megan Fox, the issues with the script and the contentious alien origin story, and has taken to Comic Book Resources to ensure geeks that all is well.

“One of the things that’s awesome about the relationship I’ve had with Platinum Dunes and Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman and some of the producers, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker on the series, is that it’s probably amusing to a lot of people what the press puts out there and what they say people behind the scenes really want to do with the movie, but [Platinum Dunes’] main goal is actually to make the best possible Turtles movie with respect to the fans and the core audience as possible,” Eastman explained.

“We’ve learned from movies like The Avengers, which to me was a superhero movie so good to me personally that I practically wept. It was perfect, you know what I mean? That’s the stuff that I grew up on.

“Joss Whedon just knocked it out of the park,” continued Eastman, “the whole team did, and that includes choreographing all the interlocking movies. From everything that I’ve seen in the Turtles script and the development and everything they’ve asked my input on specifically, it’s gonna be an awesome, familiar, solid Turtles movie. It’ll have everything that fans are gonna want and then some.”

Ninja Turtles is due in cinemas 16 May 2014. The new animated series is released on DVD from 25 March 2013. Pre-order Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise Of The Turtles for £7.49 from Amazon.co.uk.