The sequel to 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is almost here, and we’ve gotten yet another trailer for the film. This particular trailer is mostly footage we’ve seen before, and is more centered around the four Turtles, April, Casey Jones, Rocksteady, Bebop and the Shredder. The one villain it leaves mostly out though is Krang.
I say mostly because there is one thing that hints at him — and that’s the friggin’ Technodrome.
It’s only in the trailer for a brief shot (and we’ve screengrabbed it up above), but c’mon — it’s the Technodrome. Honestly, I don’t want to be excited for this movie, but right now I kind of am. I’m sure I’ll be deflated as soon as the opening titles roll. But until then… TECHNODROME.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows comes to theaters June 3, 2016.
I might be one of the only people my age who are willing to openly admit that they genuinely liked 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It gets a lot of flack, but I must not have been alone because it did well enough to get a sequel.
We previously got a trailer for the movie back in December, but this morning we got another. Like the last one, it hits all the points you’d expect a good trailer to hit – so it’s really hard to know whether or not the film will end up being any good or not.
But I’m hopeful.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows comes out June 3, 2016.
We’ve known for a while that everyone’s favorite alien-brain-in-a-robot-stomach Krang was going to show up in the follow up to 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but we had no idea who was going to provide the voice for the CGI character. Well, wonder no more because Krang’s voice has been announced — and it’s pretty awesome.
The dictator from Dimension X will be voiced by none other than SNL Alum and Portlandia star Fred Armisen.
It’s pretty solid casting, and I’m pretty hopeful about the new movie. While the 2014 film was imperfect, the team behind the film has been listening to the fans and seems to be trying to put out a film they’ll like more this time around. Oh, and there’s a new TV trailer out for the film, so we’ve included it here because why not?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows comes out June 3rd.
Yesterday was, of course, the Super Bowl. While our readers here at Nerd & Tie are a mixed bag about whether or not they cared about the content of the actual game (if the three of us who host the podcast here are any indicator it should be about one out of three), I’m pretty sure that everyone who reads this blog is interested in the various superhero and scifi movie ads that aired during the commercial breaks.
Because, y’know, this site has “Nerd” in the URL.
So rather than making you hunt down all the various spots you may have missed because you either didn’t watch the game or had to pee during the multitude of commercial breaks, we’ve collected the ones we assume will be of the most interest to you.
On this episode of the podcast we discuss the new Godzilla Resurgence teaser, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer excites, the Batman v. Superman trailer confounds, Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s Kickstarter breaks records, some lady went and bit Norman Reedus at Walker Stalker Con, and Touhou Con needs to get their act together and pay back their artists.
Look, we all know that trailers are designed to make a movie look as good as possible. There’s a formula to cranking them out, and the new trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 follows it to the letter. That said, I’m actually a little excited for this movie. Of course, I liked the imperfect 2014 reboot of the franchise, so that may have something to do with it.
From the trailer at least, it looks like the sequel is holding onto the good bits from the 2014 film (like the humor, the interactions between the turtles), and just ramping it up. Unfortunately, it also looks like we’re going to also get more exploitative shots of Megan Fox’s April – as they bothered to insert one into the friggin’ trailer this time around.
So yeah, I’m looking forward to a fun but occasionally problematic film… not really a surprise there.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 hits theaters June 3, 2016.
Variety is reporting that Brian Tee has been cast as the Shredder in the forthcoming sequel to last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.
Tohoru Masamune played Shredder in the last movie, but it’s unclear whether or not this is going to be the same incarnation of the character. It wasn’t clear whether or not his character survived the previous film’s ending, and we barely saw Masamune’s face in the film. My personal theory is that the Shredder we saw in the previous film wasn’t Oroku Saki (the character most closely associated with the Shredder alter-ego) but Saki’s older brother Oroku Nagi.
Oroku Nagi isn’t usually associated with the name Shredder. In the original comics Oroku Saki first showed up to avenge Nagi’s death at the hands of Hamato Yoshi. Having Oroku Saki show up seeking vengeance on the Turtles would just make sense.
Of course, maybe Shredder gets mutated, and they’re just hoping you won’t notice the voice changes.
In any case, we’ll all know for sure June 3, 2016.
One of the most popular characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise who isn’t a mutant abomination would be Casey Jones. He’s appeared in pretty much every adaptation at some point, so it should be no surprise that he’ll be in the follow up to last years financially successful reboot.
And now we know who’s playing him.
Variety is reporting that Arrow star Stephen Amell will be strapping on the hockey mask and sporting equipment in the sequel.
We don’t know if the character will resemble the more traditional representation from the comics and 90s live action franchise — or whether they’ll (just to make me personally happy) model it off the pseudo-gritty version from the 80s/90s cartoon.
Okay, so I’m probably the only one hoping for the latter.
In any case, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will hit theaters in June of 2016.
We’ve known for a while that a sequel had been greenlit to last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but it looks like it’s finally going into full blown production.
According to the NY Daily News, filming begins in Buffalo, NY and New York City in April… which seems fitting. We have few details beyond that, as the studio is being fairly tight lipped about what they’ll be shooting.
Personally, I enjoyed the 2014 reboot, as it was one of the better Ninja Turtles live action films (once you take off the rose colored glasses). It was imperfect, but it was good enough of a base to build a future off of.
Expect Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 in theaters in June of 2016.
With a $65 Million Dollar opening weekend (the fourth largest ever for August) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seems to have overcome the nerd-rage and turned out to be a financial success. As I said on the podcast yesterday, it’s not actually a bad Ninja Turtles film. In fact it’s one of the better ones, so I’m glad it overcame the negative press prior to its release.
It helps that there’s an entirely new generation of TMNT fans watching the current cartoon to go along with the nostalgia viewers.
With such a successful opening (which would look huge for August if Guardians of the Galaxy hadn’t just blown all August box office records out of the water a week before), it should come as no surprise that Paramount has announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 with a premiere date of June 3, 2016.
According to Variety, screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec will return for the sequel, and it will again be produced by Bay’s Platinum Dunes (which will again be fine as long as Bay himself keeps out of the major creative decisions). We don’t know if Jonathan Liebesman will return to direct, and no cast news has been announced (although it’s likely most of the cast including Will Arnett and Megan Fox will return).