It's official. Ninja Turtles is the title of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake. Fan outcry over the suspected title change this past weekend has brought producer Michael Bay back to his official forums, once again defending the decision and standing by his director Jonathan Liebesman (who brings us this weekend's Wrath of the Titans; of which the verdict is still out).

Here is Michael Bay's latest statement on Ninja Turtles.

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. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE'S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN.

- MICHAEL

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