Kevin Eastman is one of the co-creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the current writer of the IDW comic book series featuring the characters. Kid Cudi is the hip-hop artist who recorded “Day ‘n’ Nite.” What do the pair have in common? Well, apparently they’ve been spending some time together at Platinum Dunes, the production company backing Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles, on which Eastman is working in some capacity.
The result of all that time spent together is the image at right, drawn by Eastman for Kid Cudi and posted to Cudi’s Tumblr with a caption that, as The Huffington Post is reporting, seems to suggest that he is involved in the film’s production, either providing music or, more likely, actually acting as one of the Turtles (he has some acting experience).
What Bleeding Cool, among others, have been asking ever since this all came out is simple: Could this image be a glimpse of what the Ninja Turtles of Michael Bay look like? If Cudi were cast or at least circling a part, it would make sense for Eastman to gift him an image of what he might look like as a Ninja Turtle, no?