Stephen Amell is well known for his online presence, whether it be interacting with his Arrow fans or starting online feuds with WWE Superstar Stardust. Yesterday, the actor made a surprising announcement on his Facebook page, revealing the first ever footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, while announcing that the full trailer would arrive today at 10 AM ET/7 AM PT. The trailer leaked, though, and we got it last night. Now, we get two wanted posters featuring a new look at Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly).
We got to see plenty of Bebop and Rocksteady in the latest trailer, which also included Laura Linney's mystery character, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman and Stephen Amell as Casey Jones. A rumor surfaced in August that Bebop & Rocksteady will "mutate" halfway through the movie, and it looks like that's still the plan. These characters were originally featured in the animated TV series, appearing as thugs in a street gang that Shredder recruited to become mutated, in order to defeat the Ninja Turtles.
Production wrapped on the action sequel back in August. 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.
Dave Green directs from a script by André Nemec and Josh Appelbaum. The screenwriters wrote the script for 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 about the inclusion of fan-favorite characters Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady. There has also been a rumor that the sequel will 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, 2016, putting it up against Universal Pictures' Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie. While we wait for the trailer to arrive tomorrow, check out the first footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, along with the Bebbop and Rocksteady posters. Do you think this follow-up looks better than last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the looks all this good stuff?