‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Trailer Introduces the Turtles, Like We Don’t Already Know Who They Are
Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been kicking around in some form for over thirty years now. Everyone from your 5-year-old niece to your 64-year-old uncle could rattle off the names, colors, weapons, and broad personality traits of all four Turtles, and probably even pick a favorite to boot. But just in case you’ve been living in the sewers for the past three decades, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer has you covered. Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) runs down the members of his team, from himself (self-described as “a triple threat: brains, brawn, and a dazzling personality”) to their “fearless leader” Leonardo.
Michelangelo should probably spend less time explaining the Turtles and more time getting into who all their various friends and foes are. Because this cast is getting crowded. Besides brining back April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and Splinter (Danny Woodburn / Tony Shalhoub) from the last film, the sequel also introduces Casey Jones (Stephen Amell), Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), Rocksteady (Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), and Krang (Fred Armisen).
But perhaps he felt the need to reintroduce the gang because the sequel shifts the focus away from the human characters and back to the Turtles. “The first movie was one-third turtles, this is two-thirds turtles of just screentime alone,” actor Jeremy Howard (Donatello) told us during our visit to the set. Added Alan Ritchson (Raphael), “I think the comedy and the chemistry of the turtles was what seemed to work the best the first time, and what is the emphasis this time.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows arrives in theaters June 3.
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Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.