Bay: ‘Teenage Ninja Turtles’ fans need to ‘chill’
Michael Bay thinks “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fans need to chill.
The 47-year-old director-producer incited outrage among fans of the superhero franchise when he revealed at the Nickelodeon upfront presentation in New York last week that the pizza-loving, crime-fighting turtles would come from an “alien race” in a “Ninja Turtles” film he is producing.
According to franchise lore, mysterious radioactive ooze transformed the turtles into superheroes who battle evildoers.
“Fans need to take a breath and chill,” Mr. Bay said in a statement posted on his website