Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 fans got quite the surprise when Stephen Amell, who plays Casey Jones, revealed that the first full trailer for this sequel will arrive on Thursday, December 10 at 10 AM ET (7 AM PT). The actor also debuted a brief 15-second teaser, with the first ever footage from this sequel, which is set to hit theaters nationwide June 3, 2016. If that tiny taste of TMNT wasn't enough for you, then feast your eyes on the full trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
The trailer preview gave us our first look at 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. A rumor surfaced in August that Bebop & Rocksteady will "mutate" halfway through the movie, but that was never confirmed. These characters debuted in the original TV series, and were thugs in a street gang that Shredder recruited to become mutated, in order to defeat the Ninja Turtles.
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 this August.
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. 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. 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 first footage, and let us know if you think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 looks better than last year's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.