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10 Things Every Ninja Turtles Fan Wants in The Last Ronin Movie

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The news that an R-rated live-action Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin movie is in development has longtime fans buzzing with excitement. This gritty comic book storyline from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe is beloved for its mature take on the characters. To make the movie a success, here are 10 things fans are hoping to see:

  1. Gritty, Atmospheric Visuals: Fans want the movie to recreate the harsh lighting, shadows, and moody cinematography of the original 1990 live-action film. A dark, cyberpunk-inspired soundtrack is also desired.

2. Top-Notch Martial Arts Action: As ninjas, the Turtles' fighting skills need to shine with quick, impactful choreography akin to movies like The Raid. Some bloodshed is expected for the R-rating.

3. Faithful to the Comic's Story: The core narrative from the comic should remain intact, filling in gaps for the screen but not deviating from the major story beats.

4. Legacy Actors Reprising Roles: Bringing back voice actors like the 1990 movie's Turtles or bringing back Judith Hoag for "future April" would be meaningful fan service.

5. Ample Screentime With All Four Turtles: Extended flashback scenes showing the brothers together are a must before the surviving Ronin's solo journey.

6. Split Into Two Movies?: The dense comic story may require two films to fully adapt without feeling overstuffed.

7. Blend Practical and CGI Effects: While CGI will enhance the futuristic setting, large practical sets and locations should anchor the gritty world.

8. A Theatrical Release Away From Blockbuster Competition: To maximize its cultural impact, the film deserves a theatrical run timed away from other major comic book movie releases.

9. An End Credits Scene: Mirroring the comic's ending tease, an end credits scene could hint at continuing the Ronin story on screen.

10. Classic, Cool Ninja Turtle Designs: Most crucially, the Turtles' appearance needs to evoke the beloved 1990 live-action look, avoiding radical modern reinvention.

With these elements implemented faithfully, The Last Ronin could be the darkly captivating Ninja Turtles adventure fans have awaited for decades. What's on your wish list?

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