While many of "" fanboys were outraged over Michael Bay's idea to turn the reptilian heroes into aliens in the reboot, creator Peter Alan Laird has reacted otherwise. Laird, who co-created the popular comics with Kevin Eastman, defended Bay's idea by branding it "genius."
Weighing in on the recent hot issue, Laird wrote on his blog, "I have had several requests from 'TMNT' fans during this past week to comment on the idea of the Turtles being 'reimagined' as aliens for the upcoming 'TMNT' movie to be produced by Michael Bay." He added, "A few people, who don't seem to understand that I am no longer in control of the property, want me to stop this, somehow. Obviously, I can't do that, even if I wanted to."