Clearly Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady never made it into Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t consider including them at a point. Apparently now that the movie is in its 11th week in theaters, Tsvetomir Georgiev is allowed to share the concept art he did for the film.
He’s got some stunning artwork for the turtles, Shredder and Splinter as well as what he came up with for Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, too. Hit the jump to check out Georgiev’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art for yourself. The film is still playing in select theaters and is also due out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 16th. [Update: We’ve removed the unofficial images at the studio’s request.]
It’s probably better off that Liebesman didn’t try to cram as many iconic characters as possible into the film, especially now that he’s getting the opportunity to make a sequel, but I really would have liked to see these renditions of Bebop and Rocksteady in action. The highly detailed and somewhat nightmarish designs for the turtles weren’t particularly well received, but it seems necessary when bringing villains to life in order to make them truly threatening.
In fact, I actually also much prefer Georgiev’s version of Shredder to what we got in the final film. Shredder was more of a glossy mechanical monster than a man, but the design below is monumentally more grounded and realistic, and, to me, far more appealing.