Despite the disagreements between Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird on the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, Eastman claims that there is a preconceived misconception about the film and that they are aiming to please the fans first. Take a look at what he said below.
One of the things that’s awesome about the relationship I’ve had with Platinum Dunes and Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman and some of the producers, Scott Mednick and Galen Walker on the series, is that It’s probably amusing to a lot of people what the press puts out there and what they say people behind the scenes really want to do with the movie, but [Platinum Dunes’] main goal is actually to make the best possible “Turtles” movie with respect to the fans and the core audience as possible. We’ve learned from movies like “The Avengers,” which to me was a superhero movie so good to me personally that I practically wept. It was perfect, you know what I mean? That’s the stuff that I grew up on. Joss Whedon just knocked it out of the park, the whole team did, and that includes choreographing all the interlocking movies. From everything that I’ve seen in the [“TMNT”] script and the development and everything they’ve asked my input on specifically, it’s gonna be an awesome, familiar, solid “Turtles” movie. It’ll have everything that fans are gonna want and then some.
He mentioned Joss Whedon and mentioned The Avengers which is always music to my ears, but the director is not Joss Whedon and the film is not The Avengers. The Ninja Turtles were my obsession as a kid so there is a fanboy side of me that hears the cry of, “You’re destroying my childhood,” from the fans. Despite my fanboy side, I am not going to judge the film but Eastman’s comments just gave the film some big shoes to fill. I hope it is awesome and it draws inspiration from Whedon and The Avengers but with Megan Fox as April and the turtles supposedly being aliens wouldn’t we just need Shia Labeouf to sign on to make this film, “Transformers: Turtle Bots?”