As if right on cue, Paramount Pictures has released a new trailer for the sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, showcasing a blockbuster of a much more colorful, much more fun-loving sort. Earth to Echo filmmaker Dave Green steps into the director’s chair this time around, replacing Jonathan Liebesman who helmed the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, although Michael Bay remains heavily involved as the film’s producer.
In the sequel, the turtles square off against a number of familiar faces from the comics and cartoons, as this trailer gives us a peek at Krang and the creation of Bebop and Rocksteady, as well as Arrow star Stephen Amell as the hockey stick-wielding Casey Jones.
The hiring of Green to direct was a signal that Paramount knows its audience for these movies, and that’s a much younger-skewing moviegoing public than films like, say, Batman v Superman. And that’s okay! It’s kind of nice to see a colorful, cartoony tentpole arriving this summer to change things up a bit, and I’ll be curious to see how this one does at the box office.
Check out the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer below. The film stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Brian Tee, Laura Linney, Sheamus, and Gary Anthony Williams and opens in theaters on June 3rd.
Here’s the official synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows:
“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS” is the sequel to the 2014 hit film “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.” The film is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman and is directed by David Green (“EARTH TO ECHO”). Michael Bay (the “TRANSFORMERS franchise) returns to produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (“ TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”), with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick (“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”) also producing.
Also returning for the sequel is Megan Fox (“TRANSFORMERS”) as April O’Neil, Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”) as Vernon Fenwick and the Turtles: Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Pete Ploszek at Leonardo, and Jeremy Howard as Donatello. Rounding out the cast is Stephen Amell (“Arrow,”) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry (“GONE GIRL”, the “MADEA” franchise) as Baxter Stockman, Academy Award nominated actress Laura Linney (“The Big C”, “LOVE ACTUALLY”) as Chief Rebecca Vincent, Brian Tee (“JURASSIC WORLD”) as Shredder, WWE World Heavy Weight Champion Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly as Rocksteady and Gary Anthony Williams (“THE INTERNSHIP”) as Bebop.