Earlier today, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 star Stephen Amell, who plays Casey Jones, released a brief trailer preview, while revealing that the first full trailer for this sequel will arrive on Thursday, December 11 at 10 AM ET (7 AM PT). Just a few hours later, the full trailer was released early for this action-packed sequel, which is set to hit theaters nationwide June 3, 2016. We've combed through the first footage to bring you over 90 photos from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer.
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.
Among the new characters revealed in this footage are 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 footage introduces a sinister alien presence, and we also get a new look at the turtles' souped-up new vehicle, a heavily modified bus that shoots out sewer lids. We also get 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. 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 our extensive photo gallery from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer, and let us know what you think.