It's been an interesting month for fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with Paramount announcing at WonderCon that Portlandia star/creator Fred Armisen had come aboard to provide the voice of Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Since then, we've seen Krang in trailers and TV spots, but we still haven't heard his voice. As it turns out, there's a good reason for that, since we reported yesterday that Brad Garrett has signed on to replace Fred Armisen after the actor was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. With the movie set to hit theaters in exactly two weeks from today, the final trailer has arrived features Shredder and Krang teaming up to take down the Turtles once and for all!
The new trailer, which arrives from the Paramount Pictures International YouTube page, features plenty of new Krang footage, along with the rest of his villainous cohorts. Although sadly we still don't get to hear Krang speak. While the news of Brad Garrett replacing Fred Armisen dropped just yesterday, we don't know for sure when Brad Garrett actually stepped in to voice Krang, or how many lines he actually has in the movie. Regardless of how much he actually speaks, this villain will pose the biggest threat the Turtles have faced yet.
Krang isn't the only villain the heroes in a half-shell have to worry about. Here, we get a closer look at Shredder (Brian Tee), along with new footage of fan-favorites Bebop and Rocksteady (Gary Anthony Williams and Stephen Farrelly). Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Megan Fox (April O'Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) are reprising their roles for the sequel. New cast members also include Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman, Brittany Ishibashi as Karai and Laura Linney as a police detective.
The villainous Krang was first introduced in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated TV series, and is described as a "disembodied brain inside a giant robot." In this sequel, Krang will come to Earth through a mysterious portal from his home planet Dimension X and invade New York City. After losing his body, Krang surfaces on Earth with his massive fortress known as the Technodrome, which serves as a portal between Dimension X and Earth. He then teams up with Shredder, who agreed to make a new body for Krang, in exchange for letting Shredder use the Technodrome.
Dave Green (Earth to Echo) directs from a script by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum. The screenwriters also wrote last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which took in $485 million worldwide from a $125 million budget, and they also wrote the 2011 blockbuster Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, which was released by Paramount. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is slated for release on June 3, putting it up against Universal Pictures' Popstar: Never Stop Stopping. Take a look at the latest trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. This promises to be something quite spectacular.