I like that this video explains who the Ninja Turtles are, for the benefit of those people who have been living in a cave (or maybe a sewer) since the late 1980s and have somehow avoided one of the six previous movies, five television shows, hundreds of toys, comics, and video games about these characters. “Oh Donatello is the purple one, ohhhhhh. For the last 30 years, I thought that was Raphael! My bad.”
It’s only been a few weeks since the most recent trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the sequel to the Michael Bay-produced TMNT picture of 2014, and though it also nicks the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” for the soundtrack, there are a handful of key differences that distinguish one from the other. Specifically, that this latest spot is chockablock with soundbites that, when taken out of context, could be used by audio editors to form scathing critiques of this film. As the trailer timecounter ticks on, the negative review puns basically write themselves: “We‘re turtles, whether you like it or not.” “This isn’t working!” “We keep failing.” It’s almost like they’re challenging their harshest critics to do their worst.
In case you forgot because 80 percent of the real estate in your brain has been occupied by Star Wars, there's a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel on the way. Arrow star Stephen Amell plays hockey hero Casey Jones in the upcoming film, and the actor has revealed the first footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows — and oh yeah, that's the title.
With Michael Bay behind both the Transformers franchise and the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, you would think he’d be mighty tempted to orchestrate some sort of crossover. And you would be right — sort of. A fan spotted a pretty neat little Transformers cameo (okay, more like an easter egg) on the set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, which should make Bay’s Baes (that’s what I’m going to call Michael Bay fans from now on) pretty happy.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is knee-deep into production and like every film that dares shoot on public streets, it has been the victim of set photos. Lots and lots of set photos. The latest batch of images reveal some characters who should be familiar to fans, albeit in newly revised forms. Are you ready for your first clear look at the villainous trio of Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady? Of course you are. You clicked on this article for a reason. Presumably.
Yet another villain has been added to the lineup for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, which already boasts Shredder, Baxter Stockman, Bebop and Rocksteady, and — if reports are to be believed — Krang. On top of all of those baddies, the upcoming sequel has also added Karai, the daughter of Foot Clan leader Shredder.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is going to feature several fan favorite characters, like Shredder, mutant henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady, Casey Jones and Tyler Perry (he’s playing Baxter Stockman, but Perry really is a character all his own). While many roles have already been filled, the parts of Bebop and Rocksteady have remained vacant — until now, as Paramount has cast one half of the villainous duo. Some of you may not be familiar with his face, but many of you are likely familiar with his voice talents.
The first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles introduced the four sewer-dwelling vigilantes of the title and their closest allies, giving the sequel enough breathing room to start pulling in various supporting characters from all corners of this very strange universe...
Laura Linney, the three-time Oscar nominated star of movies like Mystic River, Kinsey, and The Savages, has taken on her most challenging role yet: not appearing completely and totally disinterested in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Exactly who Linney is playing in the upcoming sequel is still a mystery, but we can probably assume that the role won’t ask very much of her and she’ll ultimately class up the whole joint just by showing up. Like Stanley Tucci in Transformers: Age of Extinction, we cannot deny a great actor a paycheck gig every now and again.