The stink of flop 'Howard The Duck' was still pungent in the air, 'Superman IV: The Quest for Peace' had just sentenced the Man of Steel to movie jail and Tim Burton's 'Batman' was still a year away from revolutionizing the genre. It’s no surprise every major studio in Hollywood turned their noses at a movie about four talking turtles.
The summer blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has re-introduced audiences to characters beloved since the 1980s, including the titular fighting reptiles, gutsy reporter April O’Neil, and steel-plated villain Shredder. Missing from the lineup is hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones, the turtles’ human foil (and April’s love interest) in the original comics, TV series, and ’90s film franchise. At Comic-Con, director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Andrew Form told Screen Rant that they were interested in making Casey, originally played on the big screen by Elias Koteas, a part of the 2016 Ninja Turtles sequel.
Checking in with the actress who played April O'Neil in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is about to get REAL. In fact, after visiting the New York City set of the film – which arrives in theaters on Friday – that’s exactly how the cast and crew hope audiences view the fighting foursome of Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Leonardo. “The world feels very, very real,” Will Arnett, who plays Channel 6 cameraman Vernon Fenwick, told Yahoo Movies.
The new reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lacks the fun-loving spirit of previous incarnations.