Ever since Marvel Studios launched their cinematic universe, other studios have been desperate to replicate its success. Many are trying to turn their most valuable properties into more expansive franchises with spin-offs and more. For example, Paramount Pictures is currently working on creating a much bigger Transformers universe, with the potential for a spin-off starring Bumblebee.
And you may not have thought about this previously, but Paramount Pictures also distributes the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is produced by Michael Bay, director of the Transformers movies. Is there a chance that these two sets of heroes inhabit the same world and we’ll see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Transformers cameo? Find out after the jump! Read More »
Thursday brings the first trailer for Jonathan Liebesman‘s reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Monday, however, the trailer debuted at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, NV, where it generated a little wave of controversy. Apparently, the trailer suggests April O’Neil’s father, along with Shredder, helped create the ooze that created the turtles. Read more about the Ninja Turtles movie origin below. Read More »
Briefly: Set photos, spy shots, toys; in a few short weeks none of it will matter. One of the producers on the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake revealed the first teaser trailer will be released alongside Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4. Hopefully, with it will come our first official look at the new design director Jonathan Liebesman is working with. The film opens August 8. [Coming Soon]
Toy Fair 2014, the preeminent event on the toy calendar for this year, is currently going on in New York City. This is the week where all the biggest toy manufacturers in the world reveal their latest work and newest licenses. Often, they tie into some of the biggest upcoming movies. Mysterious films like Guardians of the Galaxy and Transformers: Age of Extinction are a little more familiar once the toys are revealed, while old standards like Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars and so many others all show the world what they have coming up next.
There’s so much news coming out of Toy Fair, in fact, it can be mind-boggling and even stressful for collectors. Below, we’ve grabbed the cream of the crop so you’ll at least have the basics of what’s going on in the movie related toy world. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been clear ever since William Fichtner was cast as Shredder that Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot would take some liberties with the character’s history. For one thing, Shredder has been portrayed as Japanese in the past, but Fichtner’s take obviously won’t be.
And that’s not the only thing that’s changed. “I can tell you that who Shredder is in the telling of this Turtles is unlike any telling of the story before,” he said. Hit the jump to read his comments on his character, and his possible appearance in the sequels.
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Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Next month, William Fichtner will get to terrorize a few beloved pop culture figures in The Lone Ranger. Next summer, he’ll get to do more of the same, but with a different set of classic characters.
Weeks after his casting was first announced, Fichtner has confirmed that he will star as the villainous Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from director Jonathan Liebesman. Previously, we knew only that he’d play someone “with iconic stature in the Turtles’ mythology.” Read his comment on the character after the jump.
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The biggest “of course” news of the day comes from the set of the Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. At one point the film was going to be called Ninja Turtles, but script issues (and just a dose of Internet venom) delayed the film and changed some key elements. One of those changes is the title, which thanks to the set photo above, we can now resume discussing under the title Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Also, though Megan Fox‘s April O’Neil wasn’t wearing her trademark yellow on set earlier in the week, that has since been amended. Check out the images below. Read More »
She’s not yet wearing a yellow jumpsuit, but Megan Fox does look like an intrepid news reporter in the latest set photos from Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fox is currently in New York City filming her role as April O’Neil, news reporter for Channel 6 News.
UPDATE: Will Arnett‘s role has also been revealed. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
Michael Bay faced massive backlash last year when he revealed plans to turn the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into aliens for Jonathan Liebesman‘s upcoming reboot. So much so that he had to follow up a few days later with a statement telling fans to “take a breath, and chill.” Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman defended the decision, describing Bay and Liebesman’s approach to press as “AWESOME,” and Paramount seemed on board with the change as well, dropping the “Teenage Mutant” from the title.
Behind the scenes, however, it appears that the team’s quietly had a change of heart. Producer Bay is now saying that the turtles are not aliens after all. In fact, he has no idea where you even got that absurd notion. Hit the jump to read his statement.
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Alan Ritchson promises Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is better than people think. The actor, who is playing Raphael in the Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed film, told The Hollywood Reporter “everything you read online” about the film “is wrong.” He said “people assume they know what it’s going to be about, and those people are wrong,” then promised “it’s gonna look way better than anyone can imagine.” Watch the interview below. Read More »