On Friday, Paramount debuted a new trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which gave us another look at the villainous Krang, although there still isn't much we know about how he fits into the story at this point. During the studio's WonderCon panel, producers Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form revealed to the crowed that Krang will be voiced by none other than Fred Armisen. Bradley Fuller teased that "Anyone who loves Fred will love what he is doing," while Andrew Form hinted that we may see more of Krang in marketing materials soon.
Original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Megan Fox (April O'Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), William Fichtner (Eric Sacks), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) are reprising their roles for the sequel. New cast members include Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, Brian Tee as Shredder and Brittany Ishibashi as Karai. Production on the action sequel wrapped in New York last August.
Among the new characters coming aboard for this sequel include Laura Linney as an undercover cop, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman and Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, along with Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly) and Fred Armisen's Krang, a villain created for the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series. An official synopsis for the sequel has yet to be released, although many fans were pleased that all of these fan-favorite characters are finally making appearances on the big screen.
While Fred Armisen is best known for creating and starring in Portlandia, and for leading the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen has a number of voice roles to his credit. The actor has voiced roles in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Archer, The Looney Tunes Show and The Smurfs movies. We'll have to wait and see if the next trailer features Fred Armisen's voice as Krang.
Dave Green 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.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is slated for release on June 3, putting it up against Universal Pictures' Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie. What do you think about Fred Armisen voicing Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows?