The director of 47 years also created outrage among fans of the characters when he announced at a presentation of Nickelodeon that pizza-loving turtles came from an “alien race” in the film.
Bay said in a statement posted on its website last Monday that, “fans need fresh air and relax” .
The “Ninja Turtles” made their debut as a comic book in 1984 before developing a range of products including toys, TV shows, movies and video games. According to the original story, a mysterious radioactive substance transformed the turtles in a quartet of superheroes who fight crime.
The new movie of “Ninja Turtles” will be released next year by Paramount Pictures under the seal of Nickelodeon Movies.