Promoting his latest movie, Pain & Gain, Michael Bay talked to Moviefone about the film, as well as the upcoming Ninja Turtles and Transformers 4. In the interview, Bay finally addressed a concern that fans have had after a quote he made led to some assumptions about the turtles being aliens from outer space.
The original quote: “These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.”
Given the way the quote was said, the assumptions were completely understandable, but knowing the source material, some fans knew better. Now Michael Bay has put those fears to rest, confirming the true meaning of what he was trying to say.
“There was that quote saying that we’re making [the Ninja Turtles as] aliens. We’re not. It’s the ooze! 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. I think they’re going to be really happy with this movie. When I see the digital stuff, the turtles look great.”