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Old 06-05-2017, 11:35 AM   #21
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:51 AM   #22
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As the first in a series? Probably not, only to establish the film universe.

In a sequel, I can see Bishop as a hidden, secondary, or main villain depending on the story told.
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:18 PM   #23
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Also, I would suggest such a film being very dark.
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Old 06-05-2017, 07:29 PM   #24
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Why would he think Japanese martial arts can fight off a more advanced civilization? Sure the turtles have kicked the butts of extraterrestrials hundreds of times before in other series, but that's part of them being underdogs.
Remember the part about him being mutated?Bishop was trying to create an army of mutants to fight potential alien threats in the 4kids series.
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Remember the part about him being mutated?Bishop was trying to create an army of mutants to fight potential alien threats in the 4kids series.
Maybe he should try to mutate the entire Foot Clan?
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Maybe he should try to mutate the entire Foot Clan?
1.) The foot clan, outside of Yoshi, would still be in Japan in this scenario.

2.) By the time they show up in NYC in the sequel, Bishop would already be defeated.
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1.) The foot clan, outside of Yoshi, would still be in Japan in this scenario.

2.) By the time they show up in NYC in the sequel, Bishop would already be defeated.
Should John Bishop know where Hamato Yoshi is, or track him?
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I think Bishop absolutely could carry not only A film, but the FIRST film in a well-done TMNT series.

Bishop and the EPF roll into NYC to track down urban legends and mutant sightings, Turtles and Splinter are on the run. April or Casey involved, and hell, you could even work in Baxter Stockman and Mousers as working with the EPF.

End credits scene: Foot Clan watching and observing these strange ninja turtles...

Tell me that wouldn't hook audiences and fill theaters.
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I think Bishop absolutely could carry not only A film, but the FIRST film in a well-done TMNT series.

Bishop and the EPF roll into NYC to track down urban legends and mutant sightings, Turtles and Splinter are on the run. April or Casey involved, and hell, you could even work in Baxter Stockman and Mousers as working with the EPF.

End credits scene: Foot Clan watching and observing these strange ninja turtles...

Tell me that wouldn't hook audiences and fill theaters.
Should mousers be said to chase rats just to distract from that they're actually used to chase the turtles?
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Should mousers be said to chase rats just to distract from that they're actually used to chase the turtles?
Stockman/Baxter tells the city that the Mousers are for the rat program; but really, they're tracking mutant DNA.

And given enough time and synonyms, MOUSER could be made to stand for Mutant something something Search something something.
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I think Bishop absolutely could carry not only A film, but the FIRST film in a well-done TMNT series.

Bishop and the EPF roll into NYC to track down urban legends and mutant sightings, Turtles and Splinter are on the run. April or Casey involved, and hell, you could even work in Baxter Stockman and Mousers as working with the EPF.

End credits scene: Foot Clan watching and observing these strange ninja turtles...

Tell me that wouldn't hook audiences and fill theaters.
Great idea! Do you want Krang-Kraang, Utroms or Triceratons in such a story?
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Great idea! Do you want Krang-Kraang, Utroms or Triceratons in such a story?
Save Triceratons for a later movie; save General Krang for a later movie; Utroms in hiding on Earth.
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Save Triceratons for a later movie; save General Krang for a later movie; Utroms in hiding on Earth.
I'ld prefer Triceratons, because we need extraterrestrials actually attacking Earth. With that, John Bishop turns out to be wrong, and that makes him an even worse threat.
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I'ld prefer Triceratons, because we need extraterrestrials actually attacking Earth. With that, John Bishop turns out to be wrong, and that makes him an even worse threat.
Sure, either way.

My point being, Bishop is both compelling enough and accessible enough to serve as the primary antagonist on a TMNT cinematic first outing. Oroku Saki needs to be a major part of the series, but he doesn't HAVE to be in the first film.
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Sure, either way.

My point being, Bishop is both compelling enough and accessible enough to serve as the primary antagonist on a TMNT cinematic first outing. Oroku Saki needs to be a major part of the series, but he doesn't HAVE to be in the first film.
I'ld say a Shredder-Krang teamup for a sequel.
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I'ld say a Shredder-Krang teamup for a sequel.
Too much; separate movies... then merge for an "Attack on Technodrome" style sequel.
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Oroku Saki needs to be a major part of the series, but he doesn't HAVE to be in the first film.
I guess we usually see such antagonists early in various media, because of the scale.

*Street thugs like the Purple Dragons attack with punches, kicks, knives, pistols and rifles. The turtles can defeat them esay.

*Shredder strikes harder, and it requires Splinter's training and words of wisdom to beat him up, as well as the turtles cooperating a lot more.

*Krang and Triceratons come from civilizations ahead of Earth, with extremely deadly rayguns and fast spacecraft. It requires anything from Splinter's training to Donatello's knowledge of science and technology to beat them.
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