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

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)

You cannot have your disembodied warlord brain from Dimension X looking like a stupid octopus. That would be a travesty.

From there, they discuss whether Rocksteady’s head is big enough. Later, when the interview is over, the subject of rhinoceros Rocksteady’s head comes up again, aaaaaaand this quote is the best:

Bay walks me out to my car. “You saw bad stuff today,” he says. “Bad stuff. That Ninja Turtles stuff has a long way to go.” He’s quiet for a second. “But I guarantee you that that rhino’s head is too small.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: You Saw Bad Stuff Today opens June 3, 2016.

(Via Rolling Stone)