And the great Turtlegate scandal of 2012 continues! It seems like the entire internet is ablaze with either news about Ninja Turtles or some NFL guy named Tebow. And due to the fact that around these parts, American Football concerns us about as much as the migratory patterns of the red breasted nuthatch (it’s a type of bird, you perverts), you can bet your green mutated ass that we’ll be bringing you all the news on this reptilian shinobi saga.
Thus far we’ve heard from Michael Bay, dishing out medical advice to fans, and Turtles co-creator Peter Laird agreeing with him. Sort of. And now the other half of the TMNT creator duo, Kevin Eastman, has finally voiced his opinion on the matter.
I had been invited to check out the TMNT film development by my friend Scott Mednick over the years, and a while back had a full look behind the curtain at what writers Appelbaum and Nemec, director Liebesman, and producer Bay are doing–and trust me–it IS AWESOME. I’m officially on board, and will share more as I’m allowed… thanks all!
Well, that’s very… respectable and unexpected. I’m pretty sure that most raging fans were hoping for Eastman to provide some more fuel to the fire by issuing a statement filled with condemnation and vitriol. I mean, if you can’t rely on the actual creators of a franchise to champion your fanboy claim on childhood memory molestation, then who can you count on, right?
Based on how that now makes 2 for 2 creators in support of this reboot, it’s rapidly starting to look like us fans may just have to – SHOCK! GASP! HORROR! – wait for the actual film to be released before we all condemn it. I know, I know, that’s a crazy idea, but these are desperate times.
Last Updated: March 23, 2012