Dailies | First Look at Michael Bay's ‘Ninja Turtles': They Look Pretty Cool, Actually (Updated)

First Look at Michael Bay's 'Ninja Turtles': They Look Pretty Cool, Actually (Updated)

These “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” are all grown up

Editors Note: TheWrap has removed the leaked photos at the request of Paramount Pictures.

The buzz surrounding the Michael Bay-produced reboot of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise has been iffy, at best, but the first images of the reptilian warriors in the upcoming live-action film may boost the Paramount release's credibility with fans.

No longer are Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo just friendly masked turtles who stand on two feet and love to eat pizza like they were in the original animated series (above), which aired from 1987 to 1996.

In images leaked online this week, they appear to be jacked fighting machines who look just as tough and intimidating as their arch nemesis, Shredder — who also looks especially menacing in the latest incarnation of the comic book characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in 1984.

Also read: Michael Bay: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Fans Need to ‘Chill’

Despite their edgier appearance, Bay has promised in the past that the foursome will be “funny and completely loveable.” They're also spawned by alien invaders in this version, which had fans up in arms in 2012, however, Bay urged them all “to take a breath, and chill.”

Jonathan Liebesman (“Wrath of the Titans”) is directing the Aug. 14 release, in which Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Whoopi Goldberg and Will Arnett star.

  • simon

    GAY

    • simon likes dik

      You are? Do you like cock in your mouth?

      • simon.

        yes love it

  • Mark Hows

    Umm… Hate to say this, but technically, the Turtles were spawned by Aliens. They were baby turtles that got doused with a chemical from TCRI, which was a company owned by alien invaders…

    • David

      TGRI. Techno Global Research industries

      • Mike Vassallo

        TCRI in the comics. The ooze was alien in origin.

        • PhoenixLOVE

          As far as I can remember the ooze was created by humans.

          • Conrad Hilaire

            Nope. Aliens. Wiki it.

          • turtleeee

            TCRI Techno Cosmic Research Institutes (TGRI in the film g standing for Global) is an alien company that created the ooze and is hiding out on earth. Created by the “Utrom” race. Which look like the villain Krang. (In some adaptations they go as far as saying Krang is a “Utrom” Since the original run of comics that has been there origin. .

    • Annie

      Yes. The TMNT were turtles that were exposed to a chemical that, in some of the stories, had a link to aliens.
      Or in other words, the turtles were not aliens or “spawned by Aliens”, technically or otherwise.

    • PhoenixLOVE

      I thought they were just mutated from the ooze. Alien to human kind yes. Alien from outer space not so much.

  • PhoenixLOVE

    Well it looks good but I just can't get over the changes made to the story. Hopefully the will keep the sense of humor in there.

  • Josh Romaniak

    404, leaked image not found. Yeah, how curious.