'Ninja Turtles' Concept Art Hints at Kid Cudi Involvement

The rapper receives a drawing from original creator Kevin Eastman, and tells fans that they should not be worried about this reboot.

Those worried about Ninja Turtles being neither Mutants nor Teenagers might want to worry a little more. The twenty-eight year old Rapper Kid Cudi has recently tweeted about his involvement in the project, offering a look at possible concept art from one of the creators of the franchise, Kevin Eastman. And it has a decidedly Space (sci-fi) feel to it. Check it out.

Ninja Turtles Drawing

We're not sure who this turtle is, but Kid Cudi had this to say about the art.

"An original one of a kind sketch of a unknown Ninja Turtles by one half of the creators, Kevin Eastman. A gift given to me by my homies Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller over at Platinum Dunes. Hint hint mane."

The "not teenage" rapper also dropped this hint about his involvement.

"To everyone with doubts & concerns about the new TMNT reboot, trust me, there is NOTHING to worry about. Trust. Everyone will be pleased! I was skeptical as well, but by no means is this movie gonna suck. Huge fans will be happy."

This all seems to indicate that Kid Cudi is involved with the project in some capacity. But to what avail? Is he voicing one of the turtles? Will Casey Jones get an ethnicity makeover? Will they ditch April O'Neil for a young black reporter whose first real news story is about Turtles from space that know karate? Or is he simply providing the musical backdrop for this planned reboot of the franchise ala Vanilla Ice? None of this is known at the moment.

Where do you want to see Kid Cudi in Ninja Turtles? Do you want to see him at all? Or is he the next, "Go, ninja! Go, ninja, Go!" of this franchise? A Ninja Turtles that says "Mane" instead of "dude". Are you down with that?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released August 8th, 2014 and stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.


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  1. Manny Melo

    you guys are all worried about nothing! if you were real turtle fans you would know that the alien-turtle concept is not new... ever heard of slash? slash was an alien turtle from a planet of humanoid turtles. if you f*cktards read the comic book instead of dwelling on the cartoon you would that the mutogen that mutated the turtles is of alien origin. the tmnt universe is much more complex then just 4 mutant turtles and a ninja rat

    2 years agoby @Manny-MeloFlag

  2. Lastwerdz

    Everytime i feel drowned by anguish,i will ask advice from Kid Cudi

    3 years agoby @lastwerdzFlag

  3. Coldsun

    Concept art like this and we shouldn't be worried?? This is a complete reinvention. *sigh* Given up at this point. Wont be paying a dime to see this one.

    3 years agoby @coldsunFlag

  4. Ezmobot

    This is getting worse and worse!!!! I dont care about Cudi so much, but the concept art just lets me know how far its been taken from the original intent. Wether the movie is good or bad doesn't matter at this point, it just wont be TMNT. I would completely give my consent as a fan if they just changed the name, I mean really at this point its the last thing to go, at its half way there already. I hate you Michael Bay!!!

    3 years agoby @EzmobotFlag

  5. ejk1

    Kid Cudi is traveling the same path Vanilla Ice tread twenty years ago. Good luck, KC.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    @yannick-decorte Oh that makes sense. Silly Movieweb censorship. Thanks, brah!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. Yannick Decorte

    @ROFLitschristian Just replace the * with an i in the URL, it's not hard.

    3 years agoby @yannick-decorteFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian Just go to my avatars album

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  9. ROFLitschristian

    @bawnian-dexeus Aww, but now I wanna know what it is. :'{

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian Never mind, the moment is lost

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. ROFLitschristian

    @bawnian-dexeus Link doesn't work. :[

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  12. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wtf-is-this-sh*t.jpg

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  13. ROFLitschristian

    What the f*ck is this sh*t...

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  14. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @SherlockHolmes2009@cupid@shuabert@bawnian-dexeus@ghostman

    I think this is art from Eastman like after Bay announced stand before He realized that they were still mutants.....that's right i still have faith that the are mutants

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  15. Josh

    It just looks like a turtle in armor. Also, Kid Cudi is the sh*t. I didn't know he was at all involved in this project.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  16. CUPID

    @styxx Lol

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag

  17. SherlockHolmes2009

    This better not be it, Im gonna be pissed if it is. Hopefully hes just doing music for it. I hope this does bomb and hollywood will finally wake up and stops hiring Michael Bay to produce movies when all he does is f*ck them up

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  18. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @jayaottley I see him as a black version of Keno just BLACK

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  19. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Yes I'm still having hope for MUTANT origins

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  20. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @ghostman A joke
    Honestly I read earlier today on another sit that this is a drawing from but not actual concept art....but if it is....ALL HELL BREAK LOOSE IN THE INTERNET!!!

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  21. LexJ

    Racist Bastard.

    3 years agoby @lexJFlag

  22. LexJ

    Whoever made this sounds really racist. If kid cudi is great and if he is in the movie it will be epic. Being racist is not cool

    3 years agoby @lexJFlag

  23. Justhim_sir

    @jasonkat or their space happens to lands near and hidden by a factory given the reasons why they might be mutants instead of aliens. For me I liked the 1st two movies of the turtles, I thing is lets not go overboard with the length of the films like he did with transformers and not do poorly done jokes on pop-culture.

    3 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    TMNT in Space?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  25. Misterwonderful77

    I hope this movie costs a fortune to make and bombs...

    3 years agoby @misterwonderful77Flag

  26. Ghostman

    Dafuq is that?!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  27. incmob

    i think we are all jumping the gun... HAPPENS EVERYTIME... with concept art, or comments by the creators... I am sure some of you will disagree but this is only concept art or maybe even just a sketch as a gift but nothing to do with the film... so for the next year and a half we all have to deal with the complaints and grievances until the first trailer comes out, then we have to deal with all the "this looks bad ass", "I am seeing it first day", and "MICHAEL BAY IS A GENIUS" comments... okay that last one took it a bit too far, but you see my point hopefully.

    3 years agoby @incmobFlag

  28. Styxx

    What the hell turtle is that supposed to be??? CONAN?

    3 years agoby @styxxFlag