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.
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.