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A while back, it was revealed that director would be the man to helm the reboot of the beloved 80s cartoon classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fans were already a bit "enh..." Then, it was revealed that the "mutant" part of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be removed and the movie title simply shortened to Ninja Turtles due to the fact that the turtles would not be mutants at all, but aliens: This prompted a world of "Oh, HELL NO!"

Then the script leaked, revealing absolutely horrible dialogue and some pretty major changes to the comic canon. By this point, long-time fans of the pizza-eating quartet were sharpening their pitchforks and lighting the torches.

But be of good cheer, TMNT fans, for your outcry and general rabble-rousing have been heard by Paramount and addressed. At the recently held CinemaCon, a logo for the upcoming movie was spotted, sporting the full title of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It would seem that either the leaked script or the fans' collective meltdown prompted a massive rewrite more true to the original. Regardless, fans should be happy about the change.

There are still many, many things to worry about with this movie, and it remains to be seen as to whether or not it will be anything but a flaming disaster, but at least this is a major step in the right direction.


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