Michael Bay confirms Ninja Turtles title

"They made the title simple"

Good news for anyone struggling to enunciate the words "teenage" and "mutant", as Michael Bay has confirmed the upcoming Turtles movie will simply be titled Ninja Turtles.

The producer took to his official website once more to respond to angry fans, assuring them for a second time that the franchise is in good hands.

"Paramount marketing changed the name," he begins. "They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie."

"This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan [Liebesman] the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE'S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN."

You see, two words are much easier to say than four, so calling it Ninja Turtles is a good thing! Is it just us, or does Bay's tone come across as a mite patronising to the fans who will swell his production company's coffers?

In any case, Ninja Turtles (wow, that is easy to remember) is expected to arrive on 25 December 2013. Plenty of time for Bay to wind up the fans still further, then…

What do you think of the new title? Simple enough for you? Tell us, below.


    • StevePotter

      Mar 27th 2012, 16:05

      That's all I ever called them anyway. Then again, I was never a fan so maybe that's why.

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    • Azazeal4eva

      Mar 27th 2012, 16:36

      I guess they are hoping to steal the Xmas market from the HOBBIT part 2... good luck Ninja's!

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    • FBASamble

      Mar 27th 2012, 19:05

      They are just Ninja Turtles because he made them Aliens not Mutants, please don't let him do it!

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    • DravenCage

      Mar 27th 2012, 21:10

      If the cartoon's theme tune is kept intact, Rocksteady & BeBop show up and Kevin Nash gets a cameo as Super Shredder, I'll be happy.

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    • loveroflostgirl

      Mar 28th 2012, 17:10

      You are, always have been and ever will be a dick Mr Bay! Please i beg you stop, just pack up you crappy bag of tricks and leave, i promise you no one of any importance will mourn your departure!

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    • moviemind91

      Mar 28th 2012, 17:40

      I wish Michael Bay would stop patronising everyone! I also wish he'd strop destroying cartoons and classic films that everyone loved whilst they were growing up! 1st Transformers was a pretty good movie but after that oh man did it go sour! Don't get me started on the horror remakes he did! I bet he'll get Megan Fox or some model to play April and get them to show lots of flesh.

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    • FBSHarrigan

      Mar 30th 2012, 8:45

      http://www.videodetective.com/movies/transformers-revenge-of-the-fallen/320009 Michael Bay is essentially a child playing with big expensive toys. The main problem is that in doing so, he stomps on the childhood and nostalgia of other people. Not only did the Transformers films get panned by critics and angered fans of the original, it also attached a bad stigma to the concept of a Transformers movie. People will have his poor renditions of Transformers and other film makers will be scared to tread into that territory. This means that it will be a good long time before there is even a chance of a good Transformers movie made. This could do the same thing to the Ninja Turtles, though admittedly it'd be less harmful to this franchise because it has already had multiple films, comics, and television shows. This is still just an extremely sad day for Turtles and their fans.

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    • FBJRider

      Mar 31st 2012, 0:02

      Well if they care about the fans as much as the team that worked on Transformers then we're in good hands. It's a real shame anybody who reads this comment can't see the look on my face as I wrote that sentence. Seriously Michael why are you intent on raping our childhoods? You're actually as bad as Lucas.

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