I actually thought that the first (and by first, I mean modern live-action first, not classic 80’s live-action first) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wasn’t as much of a cowabungle as I thought it would be. Yes, Megan Fox’s acting skills is still inversely proportionate to her looks, and Michelangelo still eerily resembles the President of our country, but there were actually a number of really great moments in the movie.
Now we’re getting a sequel which looks to keep that fun tone, while following the usual modus operandi of going BIGGER with more wider scope and more characters, by introducing the likes of Bebop, Rocksteady, Stephen Amell as Casey Jones and Krang with his Dimension X cronies. And a new trailer has just dropped that shows off all four of those elements and more in action. Check them out!
Along with the trailer comes the news that Krang will actually be voiced by SNL alum Fred Arnisen, which I think is pretty great casting. This was revealed by producers Andrew Form and Bryan Fuller who took to the stage at this weekend past’s WonderCon to debut the footage.
They also revealed that Amell’s vigilante Casey Jones gets into the fight because he has “has beef to settle” with Bebop and Rocksteady, respectively played by Gary Anthony Williams and Stephen Farrelly. Form and Fuller also explained that fan-favourite Casey Jones is “a guy who feels like the system and doing things the right way have failed him, so he’s lashing out,” while Amell confirmed that while the character won’t be sporting his trademark long hair in this version – he’s a corrections officer in the movie, so he needed to have a cleaner look – he will be making full use of all the rest of the character’s iconography including a collection of sport equipment as weapons.
TMNT: Out of the Shadows will see Earth To Echo‘s David Green take over directing duties from Jonathan Liebesman for this sequel, which is scheduled for release on June 3, 2016
Last Updated: March 31, 2016