The heroes in a half shell are back on the big screen in next summer’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
On the heels of the quick tease, Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel! Watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer in the player below and view new images in the gallery underneath!
Megan Fox and Will Arnett lead the cast for the film that also includes William Fichtner as Eric Sacks and newcomers Tyler Perry as scientist Baxter Stockman, WWE Star Sheamus as Rocksteady, Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop, Brittany Ishibashi as Karai, with Stephen Amell as the sports-themed vigilante Casey Jones and Brian Tee as Shredder. Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, and Noel Fisher will reprise their roles as Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo (Johnny Knoxville did the voice), and Michelangelo.
The original film, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, grossed more than $485 million at the worldwide box office. It also starred Danny Woodburn and Tony Shalhoub.
It looks like part of the plan for Out of the Shadows involves including quite a few fan-favorite characters from throughout TMNT history. Created first as a comic book by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the turtles have been part of pop culture since their creation in 1987. In addition to a half dozen feature films, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo have been the focus of several different television series, both animated and live action.
Way back at the press junket for the first film, Megan Fox told ComingSoon.net that she wanted to see Bebop and Rocksteady appear in the sequel. In the same interview, the franchise’s leading lady told us that there’s actually a Baxter Stockman cameo in the first film. With Tyler Perry stepping into the role for Out of the Shadows, it sounds like we’re going to be getting a much expanded look at the character.
Directed by Earth to Echo‘s David Green, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is set for release on June 3, 2016.