First we found out that Michael Bay had plans to tweak the origin story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, dropping the “teenage mutant” part and instead having the quartet being aliens from another world. Fans were not pleased. After a bit of outrage, Bay told everyone to chill out. Again, not so popular. Then came the recent news that Megan Fox had been cast over a list of much better actress options to play April O’Neil. Fans’ heads exploded.
No, things have not exactly gone smoothly for this new attempt at a Ninja Turtles movie. And scheduling the movie has not done much to improve hopes.
At one point the project was shut down, and the release date pushed back from December of 2013 to May of 2014. Now the movie has been delayed once again.
It’s not nearly as bad as the last delay, but now Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been pushed from May 16, 2014 to June 6, 2014. Which of course leaves plenty of time for more date changes, time will tell whether those are necessary.
It’s safe to say that most fans have already given up hope on this movie. When it comes to the Ninja Turtles, most die hard fans want to see something a little darker, something more faithful to the original comics. But this is a franchise still popular with kids today, so it’s impossible to cater to just one demographic. All bases need to be covered…or at least attempted.
So what do you say, is all hope lost for this being at least fun for we the older fans? Or is there still a chance it could be at least a little fun?