As 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' hits theaters, Carly Mallenbaum and Brian Truitt realize the the turtles' origin story (they were mutated by toxic waste) is very similar to other heroes', including Hulk, Flash and the Fantastic 4.
Bringing Shredder back in this manner would definitely mark a step in the right direction for the TMNT franchise. The series generally seems to work best when it keeps the action at a relatively small scale, as opposed to giant Avengers-esque set pieces. Rather than rely on enormous, apocalyptic sequences, using Shredder and his menacing Foot Clan would allow the series to play to its strengths while still honoring the overall Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mythos. We're definitely on board with that.
Anyway, that’s just one of the many problems in a movie that completely betrays what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles should be. While this undoubtedly has entertainment value for kids and adults can only get so frustrated by the franchise before sounding ridiculous, there just has to be a better way to bring these characters to life without ruining them. Actually, there was, and it’s called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1990. Just go watch that.
Of course, we have to note that Brian Tee's comments are not confirmation of any sort. At this point, there's no guarantee that a third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie will follow this narrative; it's simply a really, really good idea. That being said, we live in an era where good ideas introduced by filmmakers, actors, and even fans can actually become a reality. Making a live-action movie, and casting as Stephen Strange were simply "good ideas" at first, and then studios decided to run with them. Anything can happen if you make a strong enough case for it.