For a while, the upcoming reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise seemed destined to be heading to theaters in 2014 under the sleekly abbreviated title, Ninja Turtles. Well, according to a report from fan site, TMNT Lair, that destiny has been changed. The film will now forgo any edgy naming attempts and tout the more traditional title of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The report comes after the film's presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas inexplicably touted the (yet-to-be-released) logo displaying the full "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" title. It's a move that could help make progress in placating picky fans whose heads are still spinning from the idea that this reboot from producer, Michael Bay and director, Jonathan Liebesman plans to make the foursome into aliens.
Nevertheless, the film, currently in production and working off a recently-rewritten script by Snow White and the Huntsman scribe, Evan Daugherty, has also seen its share of defenders. Most notable, among them, is actor, Alan Ritchson, who plays Raphael in the film. Still sworn to secrecy on the plot details, Ritchson has expressed frustration on the project's notorious reputation, wishing to set the record straight, and reiterating his own love for the franchise. This reported return to a traditional title will no doubt help in that cause.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles uses badass martial arts techniques to reclaim the first two words of its title at theaters on June 6, 2014.