It is a fact universally in Hollywood that if a franchise has even a little bit of success, we will get lots of movies and TV shows revolving around it until we’re all sick of it. I’m not saying that’s what will happen to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but there has been a lot of news about Turtle Power lately.
For instance, last year we learned that Seth Rogen was producing an animated Turtles movie for Nickelodeon. The writer behind the live-action Turtle movies from the ’90s wants to reboot them. And now, Deadline reports that Saturday Night Live writer/star Colin Jost will pen a script for a new live-action TMNT movie alongside his brother Casey Jost, who’s a producer on truTV’s prank series Impractical Jokers. This one is for Paramount.
Michael Bay, who produced the two most recent live-action TMNT movies from 2014 and 2016, will also be a producer on this one. All told, the Turtles have starred in six feature films since the early ’90s, the most recent being Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2019. There have also been five TV series both animated and live-action, some original video animation, toys, comics, video games…you name it, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have done it.
How many Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is too much Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
The franchise has been very successful, with the Michael Bay movies bringing in over $730 million from the worldwide box office by themselves. I myself was a devotee of the Turtles when I was a kid, but now I’m more cynical about these things and wonder where the line is between creators earnestly trying to create something great and companies cashing in on nostalgia.
What do you think? Are you interested in more TMNT, or has the Turtle Power gone out in your house?
h/t SyFy Wire