For fans who may have disappointed in last year’s reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the studio is hoping you’ll give them a second chance, and they’re including some fan favorite characters to help get butts back in the seats.
Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly) will be appearing in the sequel, but the real draw in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is Arrow star Stephen Amell as vigilante Casey Jones, an ally of our heroes in a half-shell. But while fans may be excited to see the hockey-masked crime fighter in action again, Amell says that this version of Casey Jones is a little different than you might expect.
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TMNT made over $92 million worldwide and untold amounts on dvd, yet cost only $34 million to make. So why wouldn’t the studio want to make a sequel? Mirage Studios’ Steve Murphy says the idea is becoming a little more likely:
As of two weeks ago Imagi Entertainment (the TMNT movie animation studio) informed Mirage Studios that there was a 50-50 chance of a CGI film sequel. Last week they upped the odds to 70-30 in favor of a sequel, as talks between Imagi and their distribution partners Warner Brothers and the Weinstein Group seem to be heading in a positive direction…
Let’s just hope that they up the maturity level of the sequel a bit. I liked the pop culture flashback trip, but wasn’t a fan of all the stupid stone monsters and things from other dimensions. Can’t we return to the Shredder?
TMNT director Kevin Munroe says a “very not-so-subtle” sequel set-up is included in the films ending. The director also says he would love to include Shredder in the sequel if it happens: “I do have a deal to do a second one, we’ll just wait and see if it happens. I think it’s going to depend, it’s just all box office at this point.”
We spent most of the weekend at WonderCon in San Francisco. We weren’t able to cover EVERYTHING, but luckily our friends did. Got check out Mel Valentin’s three day report over at the Movie-Vault (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3).
Spider-Man 3 star Kirsten Dunst in a tiny bikini on the beach. This isn’t exactly news, but I’m posting I’m posting it anyway.
Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson are FINALLY going public with their relationship. Snor.
Borat star Ken Davitian is the latest actor to join the Get Smart movie. He will play the evil assistant to Terrence Stamp’s character, the head of the nefarious organization known as KAOS.