When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit theaters in the summer of 2014, many fans were upset that the big screen adventure didn't feature a number of iconic characters. The filmmakers behind this summer's sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows have rectified that, bringing in a slew of new faces, who can all be seen in four TV spots recently released by Paramount Pictures. These videos give fans a new look at Casey Jones (Stephen Amell), Shredder (Brian Tee) and the villainous duo of Bebop and Rocksteady (Gary Anthony Williams and Stephen Farrelly).
After super villain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang. We recently reported that Portlandia star Fred Armisen has come aboard to voice Krang.
Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) all return to reprise their roles as the Turtles, along with original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Megan Fox (April O'Neill), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick) and William Fichtner (Eric Sacks). Tyler Perry has come aboard to play Baxter Stockman, alongside Brian Tee as Shredder and Brittany Ishibashi as Karai. Laura Linney also joins the cast as a law enforcement officer.
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' Popstar: Never Stop Stopping. It's possible that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 could put up even bigger numbers than its predecessor this summer, but we'll have to wait and see.
In addition, we also have two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows international TV spots, which showcase ever more footage from this summer adventure.