‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Title Possibly Revealed
However you personally felt about last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, the film made enough bank at the box office to warrant a sequel, which is already in the works with Earth to Echo director David Green sitting at the helm. We don’t know much else about the upcoming sequel, but we may have just learned the title from a fairly unlikely source.
Los Angeles Clippers player J.J. Redick made an appearance on Grantland’s The Lowe Post podcast, where he revealed that he filmed a scene for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. He went on to say that the title of the film is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell. You can watch him explain in the full interview below.
Films often operate under working titles that are subject to change, and there’s also the possibility that this is just the code name currently being used by production to keep things under wraps while filming, but Half Shell seems pretty appropriate. It was also recently rumored that the sequel would include villain favorites Bebop, Rocksteady and Krang, though those rumors have not yet been confirmed.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are returning to produce the sequel under their Platinum Dunes banner, while David Green will take over directing duties for Jonathan Liebesman, who directed the first film. Megan Fox and William Fichtner will reprise their roles as April O’Neil and Eric Sacks, respectively, but there’s no word yet on any other returning stars, including Will Arnett and Johnny Knoxville.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (or Half Shell, whatever it’s called) will hit theaters on June 3, 2016. Turtle power.