Copy/pasted from my blog:
TMNT are aliens... Now what?
These turtles are form an alien race, and they’re going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.
Yup, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles won't be mutants... or technically even turtles. They're going to be from an alien race. Space turtles, if you will. I'll give you a few moments to smash something. All set? Okay. I think there's no question we can all agree that this is an entirely unnecessary change. Mutation from a radioactive material is hardly something fans can't swallow (Hulk, Godzilla, Spider-Man, etc), so it's almost impossible to understand why this decision was made. However, there's really nothing we can do about it, and, let's face it, odds are a good deal of us are going to check this out opening night. So, let's try to avoid getting an aneurysm over this one statement (at least wait for some footage) and try to see how this development could impact the turtle's new movie world... or in this case, galaxy. Let's speculate.
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