Michael Bay now has the endorsement of BOTH Ninja Turtles creators

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Dec 16, 2012, 12:07 PM EST

Ever since Michael Bay let slip that he's reimagining Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as aliens in his upcoming film, it's been a radical week for fans of the classic comic and animated series.

First, a former Turtle voice actor said Bay was "sodomizing" the franchise, opting Bay to fire back that fans need to just chill out.

Then, series co-creator Peter Laird stepped up to offer a tentative endorsement, saying, "It's possible that with enough truly creative brainpower applied to this idea, it might actually work. I'm not saying it's probable, or even somewhat likely ... but it IS possible."

Laird was especially intrigued by the ability to create additional Turtles to open up all kinds of new story options.

Well, now the other shoe has dropped, and fellow co-creator Kevin Eastman has offered his two cents on Bay's reboot—and he says it could actually be "AWESOME" (his emphasis with the caps lock).

"I had been invited to check out the TMNT film development by my friend Scott Mednick over the years, and a while back had a full look behind the curtain at what writers Appelbaum and Nemec, director Liebesman, and producer Bay are doing—and trust me—it IS AWESOME," he said, according to Comic Book Movie. "I'm officially on board, and will share more as I'm allowed ... thanks all!"

Considering the fan backlash, it's interesting to see the series' original masterminds so open to Bay's admittedly unique approach.

Sound off: Do Eastman and Laird's comments calm your nerves, or have you been burned by Bay one too many times?

(via Comic Book Movie)

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