Michael Bay Confirms Krang Is In ‘Ninja Turtles’ Sequel, Won’t Look Like ‘A Stupid Octopus’

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01.05.16 5 Comments


Earlier today, we wrote about the Rolling Stone article in which Michael Bay revealed his net worth and gave a Transformers 5 update, but that wasn’t the only news to come from the long interview. Bay also confirmed the rumor from last May about Krang making his live-action debut in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. That is one unwieldy title. Also unwieldy? Trying to CG a disembodied brain from Dimension X, apparently.

In the recent Rolling Stone profile, Michael Bay — who is producing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turn Off the Dark — called Industrial Light & Magic via Skype or FaceTime or somesuch in the middle of the interview, and had ILM show him and the reporter some of the post-production work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Straight Outta Compton.

Pablo Helman, a visual-effects supervisor who worked on the Star Wars prequels, appears onscreen and shows Bay the latest version of Krang, a new-to-the-movies villain who is, essentially, a disembodied brain inside a giant robot. “So we’ve eliminated the tentacles,” Helman explains. “Is it too monster-ish?”

“He could have some tentacles,” says Bay. “I just don’t want them coming out of the side. He looks like a stupid octopus.” (Via)

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