Ninja Turtles reboot scraps alien origin story?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles won’t be aliens in the Michael Bay reboot

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles circa their most recent animated series
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles circa their most recent animated series

Speaking to Moviefone, Transformers director and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot producer Michael Bay refuted talk of an alien origin story in the reptilian superhero movie, suggesting it will remain true to the comic.

“There was that quote saying that we’re making [the Ninja Turtles as] aliens. We’re not. It’s the ooze,” said Bay.

“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,” Bay concluded. “I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great.”

Ninja Turtles is due in cinemas 16 May 2014. Pick up the new animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rise Of The Turtles on DVD for £7.49 from Amazon.co.uk.