Is this evidence that the widely-despised Ninja Turtles script draft that leaked online - one which DID feature a plot twist where the Turtles discover they are, in no uncertain terms, aliens from another world - has essentially been tossed out, as a response to the fan outcry (to some degree, anyway)? It's certainly possible, given how studio executives and producers have, over the past year, finally begun to adjust to how the Internet has changed the way fans respond to movies before they hit theaters (see: Kathleen Kennedy's recent comments about not keeping fans in the dark on Star Wars: Episode VII).
That's not to say Ninja Turtles is now in the clear; after all, between decisions like casting Megan Fox as April O'Neal, and the collective filmography of Bay and Liebesman, there's still plenty of reason to be wary about this reboot. Nonetheless, Bay's most recent comment does give more credibility behind the recent claims made by actor Alan Ritchson - who is playing Raphael via motion-capture - about how we don't really know what the film's about yet.
Ninja Turtles opens in U.S. theaters on June 6th, 2014.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Artwork via ~iangoudelock@deviatart