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Shredder is basically Darth Vader in Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles abomination

The Internet's scrutiny of the project or his own smug, personal satisfaction has convinced Michael Bay that everything related to his forthcoming adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles saga needs to be kept a secret leading up to the film's eventual release.

Shredder is basically Darth Vader in Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles abomination

The Internet's scrutiny of the project or his own smug, personal satisfaction has convinced Michael Bay that everything related to his forthcoming adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles saga needs to be kept a secret leading up to the film's eventual release.

Throughout the entire process, casting news, stills of the turtles, and other TMNT-related tidbits have been hard to come by. Eventually, though, Bay and company are going to have to, you know, market the film to try to convince people to spend money to see it. Their first such effort came in the form of a trailer attached to the looming Captain American sequel about to hit theaters next month.

The folks over at CinemaBlend don't have the trailer, but they've got the next best thing: a written recap of the trailer.

Among the revelations contained therein is the fact that the origin story for Raphael and company (I know, Leonardo is the defacto leader, but anyone who disputes that the fiery, sarcastic Raphael is the best turtle is probably high) has changed. In Bay's version of the story, the evil Shredder worked with April O'Neil's father to help create the turtles.

Down in a subway we see flashes of action as criminals are getting their asses handed to them by the turtles, though they are moving too fast for us to get a good look at them. April O’Neil (Megan Fox) is on the scene and we see her recording the action on her phone. The voice-over continues, but there are also flashes of Shredder out of costume talking with April, and shots of the legendary ooze that will eventually transform the titular heroes. Shredder then drops the biggest bomb of all and perhaps the movie’s biggest change in TMNT mythos: knowing that heroes are not born but rather created, Shredder actually worked with April’s dad to create the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

So, basically, Shredder is Darth Vader, now, and Michael Bay still manages to be more evil that both of them. If he makes them vegans we riot. [CinemaBlend, h/t Uproxx]

UPDATE: The trailer dropped. Click here to watch the video.

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