Last night during the Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards, Paramount debuted a new clip from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, following a unique on-stage performance by an unknown, rollerblading actor portraying Casey Jones. After the stage performance ended, we got our first look at the new Shredder costume before a new clip was shown. While the clip doesn't feature Shredder himself, the actor who portrays him, Brian Tee, gave fans a better look at this costume with a new photo from his Twitter page. The clip features the heroes in a half-shell engaged in a chase scene, which shows off some of their new vehicle's unique weapons, which they'll use 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 production in New York last August.
Among the new characters revealed in the first trailer 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. And we also got a look at the turtles' souped-up new vehicle, a heavily modified garbage truck that shoots sewer lids. We also got to see how Casey Jones, April O'Neil and the turtles first meet, while Shredder introduces himself to Bebop, Rocksteady and Baxter Stockman.
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 about the inclusion of fan-favorite characters Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady. 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, along with our best look yet at the Shredder costume. Are you getting excited for this sequel's release on June 3?