There's been a lot of controversy over the upcoming 'Ninja Turtles' reboot, but the co-creator of the famous franchise has nothing but love for the project.
The reboot's release date has been pushed back, but Kevin Eastman, who co-created the Ninja Turtles with Peter Laird, had high praise for the movie and said, "it's easily the best 'Turtle' movie yet." The writer added, "We're talking 'Raid: Redemption'-style fight scenes; we're talking about epic 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' sort of effects."
Eastman also claims that the release date delay had nothing to negative feedback. "A lot of people are worried we pushed the release date from December to May, but the 30th anniversary of the 'Turtles' is in May, so it worked out perfectly."
"I know that Michael and his group really like that and that Paramount was supportive of that, so I think that it's great," he explained about potential changes to the franchise. "I grew up reading 'Captain America' and 'The Avengers' and all that stuff, and over the course of the comic book history, since 'Avengers' has been around, how many times has it been reinvented, reformatted, restructured, replatformed."
'Ninja Turtles' will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay.