We've learned from movies like Marvel's 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 [Ninja Turtles] 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.
Much like you look at what they're doing at Nickelodeon with the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, it's all based solidly on the Turtles foundation, but they've hit the reset button. They've taken it back to the first episode, with the Turtles first time above ground after many years of training with Master Splinter. They're making a Turtles origin that is firmly rooted in Turtles history, but a slight tweak here and a slight tweak there. It's been enjoyable and the IDW series is much the same, in that it's firmly rooted in Turtles history, but multiple Turtles universes."
Jonathan Liebesman is directing from a screenplay by Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, André Nemec, and Josh Appelbaum. It isn't known when production will get under way.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to theaters August 8th, 2014 and stars Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Danny Woodburn. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.