Ninja Turtles creator compares reboot to The Avengers

The Ninja Turtles reboot may have come in for its fair share of flak, what with Michael Bay planning to tinker with the origin story, and, well, Michael Bay being involved at all.

However, franchise co-creator Peter Laird remains relentlessly enthusiastic about the project, and claims that the script has been informed by films like The Avengers .

"From what I’ve seen of the script, it's fantastic," he said. "We're talking about being inspired by movies like The Avengers for scope and roots origin and The Raid: Redemption for fight scenes and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes as far as computer-quality style."

Meanwhile, original star Corey Feldman has also chipped in with his opinion, and claims that he may return to reprise his role as Donatello.

“Michael Bay and I have become social acquaintances,” says Feldman. “We have traded cell phone numbers. We have been in communication. I have let him know that I support the project. He has let me know that he is a fan of my work.

“We are communicating,” he continues. “I wouldn't say there has been a formal offer, or anything like that. It's not even really going to be Michael Bay's decision. It's going to be the director's decision."

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Ninja Turtles will open in the UK on 16 May 2014.