Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
Between Shredder and Baxter Stockman and Bebop and Rocksteady, you’d think our heroes in a half shell would have more than enough to contend with already. But apparently the filmmakers behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows didn’t think so, because they’re also throwing Krang into the mix. Earlier reports indicated that Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen would voice the squishy pink alien, but now Armisen’s out and Brad Garrett will be stepping up instead. Read More »
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This summer is getting a big dose of turtle power with the forthcoming sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Embracing the more cartoonish elements of the comic book favorite characters who were launched into massive popularity in the 1990s, this sequel is bringing a lot of characters from TMNT mythology to the big screen that we’ve never seen before. In addition to the return of Shredder, there’s Rocksteady, Bebop, Baxter Stockman and even Krang (voiced by Fred Armisen) and his Technodrome.
Some new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 TV spots have just arrived online this week, and one quick one offers a new glimpse at Krang outside of his cybernetic suit that was shown off in the Super Bowl spot earlier this year. The rest of them have a bunch of footage from the previous trailers with some snippets of unseen action featuring our heroes in a half-shell. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows brings back all the heroes in a half shell from the last film, but it also introduces a brand-new hero into this world: Casey Jones, played by Stephen Amell. And although the hockey-stick wielding vigilante has been a part of the Turtles mythology since the ’80s, Amell gets to build the character from the ground up, and bring some new twists to him in the process.
“We are meeting the character at a very early part of his evolution,” Amell told me during a post-set visit interview. “When we meet Casey Jones in the movie, he’s not a vigilante, he’s a corrections officer.” Amell knows his character looks more “clean cut” than past iterations, and that’s by design. “Basically, you’re looking at a Casey Jones that tried to do it the good way and tried to live on the straight and narrow, and it just didn’t work out for him,” he teased. “And so he gets that glint in his eye, maybe a few shadings of what might become as a character.”
While we’ve got a few more weeks to wait until we really get to meet the new Casey Jones, Paramount has revealed a nice little taste of Amell’s performance — including his rough and athletic fighting style — in a brand-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 clip. Watch the video, and then read our full interview with Amell, below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
Much to many fans’ disappointment, 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wasn’t really about the Turtles. Megan Fox‘s April O’Neil was the true protagonist of the movie, while the Turtles themselves languished in the shadows (all the better to save money on all that expensive CG rendering). But the cast and crew have promised that the sequel, this summer’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, will finally bring the heroes in a half shell into the spotlight. And the latest trailer certainly seems to make good on that promise: it’s all about the Turtles, diving headfirst into action and making dumb jokes with each other and angsting about their mutation.
Plus, if your favorite Turtles characters were always the villains and supporting players, there are plenty of them, too. This movie has Shredder and Baxter Stockman and Bebop and Rocksteady and Krang, and even a bit of Casey Jones for good measure. And yes, April and Vernon Fenwick are back too. Watch the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer, featuring plenty of new footage, below. Read More »
Right now WonderCon is underway over in Los Angeles, and some little details from the panels at the pop culture convention are making their way online. Our first update out of the gate concerns Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows with a new addition to the cast.
In addition to the first big screen appearance of henchman mutants Rocksteady (Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly) and Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), the sequel would also be bringing the inter-dimensional villain Krang into the fray. We got our first look at the little pink creature and his exo-suit in the Super Bowl spot for the movie, which was a cool little surprise. Now we have word on who will be providing his voice in the movie, and it’s a former Saturday Night Live cast member. Find out who will provide the Krang voice in the sequel, and check out an extended TV spot and a couple new posters after the jump. Read More »
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This summer, the heroes in a half shell are back in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and the fan service for the sequel seems to be off the charts. The first trailer introduced us to Rocksteady and Bebop and the Super Bowl spot revealed Krang. And now a new sneak peek from Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards over the weekend reveals Shredder, who has a much better look compared to his appearance in the first movie. Plus, a clip shows off the new turtle truck and some of the modifications Donatello has made to it. Read More »
If you’re a child of the ’80s and ’90s, you undoubtedly know the theme song to the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. It was a staple of Saturday morning cartoons, and for some fans, it’s the pinnacle of heroes in a half-shell entertainment. There’s been a lot of nostalgia for the old animated series on shirts, lunch boxes, hats and even new pricey action figures. And now they’re coming back to television, but in a slightly different form.
Nickelodeon’s TMNT animated series will be getting a visit from the retro animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a new episode that crosses dimensions. What’s really cool is that the episode will also bring back the the original voice actors from the old series. Get more details on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover after the jump. Read More »
There have been hundreds of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures released over the years But I don’t think I’ve seen any figures that are as beautiful as this new line from Bandai, especially for fans of the animated series from the late ’80s/early ’90s.
Part of their Figuarts line of figures, these four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are bright, vibrant and just plain perfect. However, TMNT fans might be a little frustrated because getting your hands on them might prove to be difficult if you live outside of Japan. Check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
We met the newest live-action iterations of Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Donatello when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit screens in 2014. But when they return to theaters this year in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, they’ll be bringing some fresh faces along with them.
On the friendly side, the most exciting new addition is probably Casey Jones, the hockey stick-wielding vigilante to be played by Stephen Amell. And it’s just as well he’ll be along for the ride, since the Turtles are going to be up against some dastardly new foes including Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), Rocksteady (Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), and Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) — and maybe most exciting of all, Krang. A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Super Bowl spot offers a better look at what’s in store for our heroes in a half shell. Watch it after the jump. Read More »