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Bay said over the weekend that Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo and Michaelangelo “are from an alien race” in his version of the characters. Meanwhile, the four turtles are mutants in previous “Turtles” films and in comic books, where they became mutants when toxic sludge seeped into the sewers where they were living.
“When you see this movie, kids are going to believe one day that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie,” Bay said at the annual Nickelodeon Upfront festival in Lincoln Center, which you can watch in the video below. “These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable.”