Michael Bay is continuing his effort to get Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans to "chill" about changes to the beloved franchise, this time addressing a rumored title change that would drop the "Teenage" and "Mutant" from TMNT.
Bay confirmed the change on his Shoot for the Edit forums, but said the new title is a marketing move that won't affect what's actually in the movie.
Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie.
Bay also assured fans that director Jonathan Liebesman is a huge fan of the franchise himself and "he's not going to let you down."
TMNT fanatics may still have a reason to get upset about the Turtles being "from an alien race" in the new film, but it looks like the outrage over the title change was just a false alarm.