Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is shaping up to be one of this summer's biggest movies, arriving in theaters on June 3. The first trailer launched back in December, but, aside from a TV spot that debuted last month, we haven't seen too much from this highly-anticipated sequel. During the Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon over the weekend, the studio debuted a new clip, which shows off their new garbage truck vehicle and its impressive array of weaponry. Unfortunately, these heroes in a half-shell haven't worked out all the kinks quite yet, as they to take down Shredder's Foot Soldiers.
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, Brittany Ishibashi as Karai and Laura Linney in an unspecified role. Production on the action sequel wrapped in New York last August.
Among the new characters coming aboard for this sequel include Laura Linney's mystery character, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman and Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, along with Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady in action. This first look footage also introduced us to a sinister alien presence. We saw in the first trailer that the Turtles' souped-up new vehicle, a heavily modified garbage truck, shoots sewer lids, but this trailer shows off more of its arsenal, with Mikey controlling a set of huge nunchucks. Sadly, the turtles will surely have to modify this weapon, after a bit of a mishap with a bridge.
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. Very little is known about the story at this point, although many fans were pleased that fan-favorite characters Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady were included in the sequel. The sequel will also feature a live-action version of Krang, a villain created for the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV series.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is slated for release on June 3, putting it up against Universal Pictures' Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie. It's possible that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 could put up even bigger numbers than its predecessor this coming summer, but we'll have to wait and see. Take a look at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows footage, and stay tuned for the next trailer. Are you getting excited for this sequel's release on June 3?