Opening in theaters this weekend is Paramount Pictures Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The sequel finds Earth to Echo filmmaker Dave Green in the director’s chair this time around, replacing Jonathan Liebesman from the first movie. The story finds the turtles going up against iconic villains from the comics, including Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady, as the arrival of a new mysterious formula may hold the key to turning the turtles into humans, adding a potential existential conflict to the familiar “villains trying to take over the world” conceit. Returning for the sequel are Will Arnett and Megan Fox and the film also stars Stephen Amell, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Laura Linney, Sheamus, and Gary Anthony Williams.
To help promote the film, a few days ago I landed an exclusive video interview with Megan Fox. She talked about how the film is the 90s cartoon come to life, what making the sequel was like when compared to the first film, how people have come to appreciate Jennifer’s Body since its release, and more. Check out what she had to say in the video above and you can also watch our CinemaCon interview by clicking here.
Here’s the official synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows:
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 (Brian Tee) 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.
For more totally tubular Turtles talk, check out some of our recent articles below:
- Bebop and Rocksteady Take Center Stage in Exclusive ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ Trailer
- ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ Trailer Brings Out Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady
- ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’: Stephen Amell Introduces Casey Jones, Talks Turtles