The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for such a long time. They have been in countless comics, movies, video games and television shows that they have become staples of pop culture. Mostly, they have been known for light hearted affairs that are geared towards children, but the creator of the franchise has expressed the desire for the turtles to venture into more mature material.
Speaking to Comicbook.com at San Diego Comic-Con, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman talked about the franchise celebrating it’s 35th anniversary. When asked about different venues to tell new stories for the Turtles, Eastman suggested that Netflix would be a good outlet for a live-action show. Citing Daredevil, Eastman suggested that the streaming service would be great to bring the more mature storylines from the black-and-white comics to life:
“The Turtles have evolved to this point after thirty-five years almost, and this sounds weird, but its almost to where they started out where we had the original black and white comic book come out intended for our older audience, and then we developed a cartoon show specifically for a younger audience, and now I feel like we’ve gone back to that place where we have the original fans that are like thirty years old.”
This news comes several months after the news broke that Netflix is developing an animated TMNT film with Nickelodeon. Of course, the idea of a live-action TMNT is just speculation, but it is something interesting to think about.
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