See More Creepy Alternate 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Designs
Shortly after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit theaters a few weeks ago, and hitting the box office so hard that they're already guaranteed a sequel coming in 2016, some rejected concept art for the new designs of the turtles surfaced showing that things could have been much worse. The new designs still ended up causing some grief amongst fans, but again, we'd like to show you how terrible some of the other designs were so we can be somewhat grateful for the final character design. Some new rejected concept art has surfaced from Anthony Francisco (who worked on Guardians of the Galaxy) and their designs are just weird, making them look almost like traditional aliens with shells, ready to eat children on pizza. Look!
Here's some of Anthony Francisco's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art (via CBM):
Maybe these designs were inspired by the fact that the original script did call for the turtles to be from another dimension, or at least created by ooze that was from somewhere not of Earth. Either way, these designs are scary, and we're not sure why those two at the bottom are armed with guns, but we're glad that these ended up getting rejected. It's one thing to change the look of the turtles so that they look less like cartoons, but it's another to change their traditional ninja weapons to heavy arms, because hat's just too much. Anyway, the final designs weren't perfect, but that was the least of the problems in the film. Well?