Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 star Stephen Amell, who plays Casey Jones, revealed the first footage from this sequel on his Facebook page earlier today. The actor also revealed that the first full trailer will arrive tomorrow, Thursday, December 11 at 10 AM ET (7 AM PT), so be sure to stay tuned for that. If the first footage wasn't enough, two new viral posters have surfaced, which offer our first official look at Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly).
While this footage is only 15 seconds, it gives us a brief look at Laura Linney's mystery character, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman and Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, along with Bebop 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 were originally featured 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.
The action sequel wrapped production in New York 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 of this preview?