Seth Rogen Explains Why He’s Hesitant To Work With Marvel Studios

Trust the process!

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Seth Rogen is one of the most consistent players in the comic book game, with every project he’s touched from Invincible to The Boys and now his upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem turning to gold. When asked if he’d ever consider collaborating with Marvel Studios, Rogen revealed he’s hesitant to change the process he has with his writing partner Evan Goldberg:

“Honestly, probably fearm” Rogen told Polygon. “We really have a pretty specific way we work; me and Evan have been writers for 20 years at this point. It’s a fear of the process, honestly. And I say that knowing nothing about the process. There are a lot of Marvel things I love.”

“It’s mostly a fear of how would we plug into the system they have in place, which seems like a very good system, and a system that serves them very well. But is it a system that we would ultimately get really frustrated with? And what’s nice about [Mutant Mayhem] is that we’re the producers of this. So we dictated the system, and we dictated the process in a lot of ways. And that’s what’s also appealing for us about The Boys and the other bigger franchise-y type things we’ve done, is that we are creating the infrastructure and process for them, not plugging into someone else’s infrastructure and process. We’re control freaks!”

Any writer can certainly relate to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldeberg feeling protectful over their process. However, given the success of their ventures like The Boys and Invincible, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem getting a sequel before it even debuts, they’re likely on a collision course with Marvel Studios. Whether that’s as a friend or foe, however, is yet to be seen.

What to expect from the TMNT movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is being directed by Jeff Rowe, who previously worked on The Mitchells vs. the Machines. The script for Mutant Mayhem was written by Brendan O’Brien, with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver serving as producers via their Point Grey Productions banner.

The official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem synopsis teases that “after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem opens on August 4, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the animated TMNT movie and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!