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retr0pia75
02-19-2017, 12:57 PM
I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but this is something that's been on my mind for quite a while, aforementioned something being whether not a shared TMNT movie universe a la the MCU or the DCEU would work. I mean, when you think about it, there are plenty of characters that could be established and have their own little spin-offs built around them, and after OOTS, I think it might be time to do something to shake things up a bit to keep audiences interested. If course, this also might not be that great of a idea given what's been happening with the DCEU as of late, but I believe it might be worth a shot. Thoughts?

dragonside
02-19-2017, 01:32 PM
it would have been pretty cool to have the Bay Turtles as "the" universe for the movies.

I could definitely see crossovers with GI Joe and Transformers (which IDW already did).

Too bad though, since a third one is unlikely.

Another reboot will hopefully establish a new universe for the movies.

neatoman
02-19-2017, 02:05 PM
With what? The Justice Force?

Coola Yagami
02-19-2017, 02:56 PM
How about hell no? Besides, they have no one to crossover with. There are no other major Mirage series for them to crossover into. This isn't like Marvel or DC where they have tons of different comic series. Unless you want the Nick TMNT to crossover with Spongebob and the other Nicktoons.... but no. Just no.

sgtfbomb
02-19-2017, 03:16 PM
With both DC and Marvel, characters had already been established as existing in a shared universe. True, IDW has made crossovers with TMNT and Ghostbusters and they mingled with the Power Rangers once, but those are isolated instances. Meanwhile, it was not uncommon for Marvel characters to team up.

Candy Kappa
02-19-2017, 04:18 PM
How about hell no? Besides, they have no one to crossover with. There are no other major Mirage series for them to crossover into. This isn't like Marvel or DC where they have tons of different comic series. Unless you want the Nick TMNT to crossover with Spongebob and the other Nicktoons.... but no. Just no.

^This^

TMNT is pretty self contained.

ProactiveMan
02-19-2017, 04:41 PM
They could do a Playmates cinematic universe and fight the Toxic Crusaders, Dick Tracy, and various incarnations of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Andrew NDB
02-19-2017, 04:46 PM
Totally, the TMNT movie series could relaunch, then a Fugitoid series, then a Gizmo series, then a Bioneers series, then a Justice Force series ala Guardians of the Galaxy, then a big Avengers type crossover movie series begins that crosses them all over while they take on Galactose!

Wait, no. That's a horrid idea. Would never and should never happen.

retr0pia75
02-19-2017, 05:20 PM
How about hell no? Besides, they have no one to crossover with. There are no other major Mirage series for them to crossover into. This isn't like Marvel or DC where they have tons of different comic series. Unless you want the Nick TMNT to crossover with Spongebob and the other Nicktoons.... but no. Just no.

I wasn't necessarily referring to other Mirage series but characters in the TMNT mythos. Like a Shredder movie or a Bebop and Rocksteady movie.

Andrew NDB
02-19-2017, 05:24 PM
Like a Shredder movie or a Bebop and Rocksteady movie.

That's even more awful.

LeotheLateBloomer
02-19-2017, 06:22 PM
^Ditto! A Bebop and Rocksteady movie is definitely something I do not want to exist.

sdp
02-19-2017, 09:44 PM
I think people are getting too excited with the "Shared Universe" popularity created by the MCU and don't realize it's not (http://miscrave.com/articles/cinematic-universe-copycats/) that easy. If the reboot TMNT movies couldn't even get to a third entry why would they try to make a universe out of it?

Also people are mistaking why it worked for say Marvel, if you think about it all these superheroes were their own comic series' and eventually they had crossovers, same with DC or say the Universal Monsters. You had many A-listers who could handle their own book later set in the same universe. TMNT is the only "A-lister", anyone else getting a spin-off (as cool as a Casey Jones movie would be) does not make it a "cinematic universe" it would just be a spin-off that have been popular way before Marvel even started making movies. So the question is more of a "should TMNT have spin-off movies?" well I'd love it but if the main heroes can't hit it big the minor characters certainly won't.

Powder
02-20-2017, 03:17 AM
No thanks, man.

IDW's got that generally covered with their various mini-series', so you've got that at least.

***First of Two Latin Kings***
02-20-2017, 07:48 AM
A third movie could cross over with Usagi, since he's been established as existing in the same universe.

TurtleTitan97
02-20-2017, 07:53 AM
A third movie could cross over with Usagi, since he's been established as existing in the same universe.

Even if a third movie was being made I'd highly doubt Stan would trust Platinum Dunes with handling Usagi well enough to allow them to use him.

And I echo what others have said. A TMNT Shared Movie Universe would not work at all.

RaphaelinSTL
02-20-2017, 08:25 AM
I think studios should try and make a really great TMNT film first before they jump the gun into all the possibilities of a shared universe.

Don't wanna end up like WB/DC....

ToTheNines
02-20-2017, 08:32 AM
Yeah, leave the whole shared universe thing to the professionals. All the Marvel copycats have been anywhere from uninspired to wretched.

And if Hollywood can't figure out a DC comics universe... jesus.

DestronMirage22
02-20-2017, 10:04 AM
A third movie could cross over with Usagi, since he's been established as existing in the same universe.

NO. Stan Sakai would never stain his wonderful creation by having it be with those abomination TMNT.
Also, if they couldn't even make it to a third movie, how would they make a shared universe?

Andrew NDB
02-20-2017, 10:28 AM
A third movie could cross over with Usagi, since he's been established as existing in the same universe.

What? There is no TMNT universe where Usagi exists in the same universe as them. That's not even possible. Unless there's like, entire continents with humanoid rabbits and dogs and such roaming around with swords in some TMNT universe.

I think studios should try and make a really great TMNT film first before they jump the gun

At this point most people would probably probably settle for a good TMNT film, or a middling one.

myconius
02-20-2017, 11:34 AM
no thank you.

i'd rather them just focus on getting their own movie universe done right.

Technogeek29
02-20-2017, 03:13 PM
Not interested, anyone whose tried haven't taken the time to figure out why said formula works, they're just trying to copy it and are failing miserably (Looking at you WB/DC) And with how much crowd backlash these movies get I doubt anyone would line up to see it let alone even a third other than really dedicated fans of the first two. There is simply no profit to be made.

Tetsu Deinonychus
02-25-2017, 11:20 AM
I think people are getting too excited with the "Shared Universe" popularity created by the MCU and don't realize it's not (http://miscrave.com/articles/cinematic-universe-copycats/) that easy. If the reboot TMNT movies couldn't even get to a third entry why would they try to make a universe out of it?

Also people are mistaking why it worked for say Marvel, if you think about it all these superheroes were their own comic series' and eventually they had crossovers, same with DC or say the Universal Monsters. You had many A-listers who could handle their own book later set in the same universe. TMNT is the only "A-lister", anyone else getting a spin-off (as cool as a Casey Jones movie would be) does not make it a "cinematic universe" it would just be a spin-off that have been popular way before Marvel even started making movies. So the question is more of a "should TMNT have spin-off movies?" well I'd love it but if the main heroes can't hit it big the minor characters certainly won't.

Technically, Universal Monsters did it first all the way back in the 40s. "House of Dracula" and "House of Frankenstein" for example were movies that brought them all together.

Totally, the TMNT movie series could relaunch, then a Fugitoid series, then a Gizmo series, then a Bioneers series, then a Justice Force series ala Guardians of the Galaxy, then a big Avengers type crossover movie series begins that crosses them all over while they take on Galactose!

Wait, no. That's a horrid idea. Would never and should never happen.

Eh, I'd watch it. But, I'd probably be the only one. :lol: They could also throw in a Mighty Mutanimals movie and a Conservation Corps. movie too. (I know that's Archie Universe and not MIrage, but MM is the closest thing there's been to another significant Mirage property that TMNT share a universe with.)

I'd also watch a Bebop and Rocksteady movie that's done as a Road-trip buddy comedy too, so take that in account.