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 »
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 »
If you thought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 was already crowded with our four heroes in a half-shell, their reporter pal April (Megan Fox), vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell), supervillain Shredder (now played by Brian Tee), scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and the arrival of Rocksteady (WWE’s Sheamus) and Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), you may not like this latest update.
Michael Bay has confirmed that one more villain from the TMNT universe will make their big screen debut in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and it’s one that some fans have wanted to see for awhile. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
New York City is practically teeming with superheroes these days, but there’s always going to be a place for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The “heroes in a half-shell” have been charming fans since the 1980s, undergoing several makeovers in the meantime. Most recently, they returned to live-action with their 2014 big-screen feature — and next year these turtles will be back for more with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
Back in June, I had the opportunity to visit the New York City set of the movie. And yes, I do mean a New York City set, not a Vancouver-pretending-to-be-New-York-City set. We visited a law school dressed to look like a police station, and the effect was so convincing that I walked by the set several times trying to find it before I realized what I was looking at.
While there, I got to chat with some of the cast and crew. Among other things, they revealed what they learned from the first film, what’s gonna be different in the next film, and what they’re really looking forward to showing the world. Read my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 set visit report after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the Turtles’ first live-action theatrical feature in 21 years, but the guys haven’t waited quite so long to issue a follow-up. Arriving next summer is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which brings back the beloved heroes in a half-shell — Leonardo (Pete Ploszek and Johnny Knoxville), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher), and Donatello (Jeremy Howard) — as well as their allies April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett).
The gang will also be joined by new friends like Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) and Rebecca Vincent (Laura Linney), and face new foes including Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly, a.k.a. Sheamus). Dave Green (Earth to Echo) replaces Jonathan Liebesman in the director’s chair. Watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer after the jump. Read More »