teenage mutant ninja turtles

Anyone who was worried that Michael Bay would destroy the integrity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise by warping the heroes in a half-shell into a bunch of pizza-eating aliens can now rest easy:  Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael will apparently remain six-foot bipedal turtles, and we as a society can now, at long last, rest.  How do we know?  Images of the turtles’ (and Shredder) character designs have now leaked.

Images of maquettes of the teenage mutant ninja turtles have now leaked, giving a pretty detailed look at the basic turtle design.  Further, production art for Shredder has also broken loose; it’s basically a costume that looks like it was made entirely out of spare blades from X-Acto knives.  Check ‘em out:

What do you think?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, and William Fichtner as Shredder.  Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film is set for an August 8, 2014 release date.

What do you think of the character designs?

Source:  Coming Soon