The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are street-level vigilantes, blue-collar crime fighters toiling away in the dirtiest parts of New York City, and the latest batch of posters for their new film is heavily inspired by their lifestyle. Not only does it fit the personalities of the characters, it's far more dynamic than typical Photoshopped junk.
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It's obvious, even from her facial expressions, that Abby Elliott still has mixed feelings about her time on 'SNL.' Which seems like a completely normal reaction, considering how all-encompassing the demands of that show can be for be anyone, especially someone like Elliott, who had almost four full seasons (she joined the cast for the eighth show of the 2008-2009 season) on the show, and was then not brought back for a fifth.
Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael are ready for battle in the newly released 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' posters. While we don't get a good look at this new breed of heroes (that was kept for the trailer premiere), we do get shots of their hands dramatically gripping their respective weapons. Yeah, they're not all that revealing.
When you think about teenaged mutant turtles with martial arts skills, the first thing that comes to mind is 'Jackass' and when you think about wise, ninja-training mutant rats, the first thing you think about is 'Monk.' Therefore, it's totally and entirely acceptable that Johnny Knoxville has been cast as the voice of Leonardo and Tony Shalhoub as Master Splinter in the upcoming 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.'
Yesterday, we brought you the first look at the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' from the upcoming Michael Bay-produced reboot. It was all, well, pretty encouraging! They looked, as we noted at the time, about as good as you could expect. Those images were since taken down at the request of Paramount, but today we have another new look at the Ninja Turtles and...it's a lot less encouraging. Actually, they're pretty creepy.
We've seen a lot of images that were reported to be the "first look" at the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie (including some Halloween costumes that were completely off), but last night the real deal appeared online. A few spy shots leaked to Reddit including your first look at Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Shredder. And, you know what? They don't look horrible!
The turtles are back in an all-new remake of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' produced by 'Transformers 4' helmer Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman. But don't expect that classic "bouncy cartoon feel," though. Star William Fichtner, playing Shredder in the film, recently opened up about the new take on the turtles and the villain, revealing that this could be the start of more to come.