Well, this was unexpected… two TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES stories going back-to-back in one day. While the first focused on a new toy sub-line from the folks at Playmates Toys, the next bit of news comes from Paramount Pictures, who’ve just released the first teaser trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS. While we loved the toys based on the 2014 live-action film here at Rock Father HQ, I was really mixed on the film itself (reviewed here), though I’ve grown more fond of it in repeat viewings over time. For the second film in the current series, it certainly looks as though the filmmakers have taken into account much of what fans have been hoping to see – with characters like Bebop & Rocksteady, Casey Jones and Baxter Stockman getting the live-action treatment. Additionally, we just might be getting the best film version of the “Shellraiser” (previewed here) ever seen. Check this out…
“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS” is the sequel to the 2014 hit film “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.” The film is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman and is directed by David Green (“EARTH TO ECHO”). Michael Bay (the “TRANSFORMERS franchise) returns to produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (“ TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”), with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick (“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”) also producing.
Also returning for the sequel is Megan Fox (“TRANSFORMERS”) as April O’Neil, Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”) as Vernon Fenwick and the Turtles: Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Pete Ploszek at Leonardo, and Jeremy Howard as Donatello. Rounding out the cast is Stephen Amell (“Arrow,”) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry (“GONE GIRL”, the “MADEA” franchise) as Baxter Stockman, Academy Award nominated actress Laura Linney (“The Big C”, “LOVE ACTUALLY”) as Chief Rebecca Vincent, Brian Tee (“JURASSIC WORLD”) as Shredder, WWE World Heavy Weight Champion Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly as Rocksteady and Gary Anthony Williams (“THE INTERNSHIP”) as Bebop.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS hits theaters on June 3, 2016.