Welcome back, Casey Jones! After going MIA in last year’s reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the hockey-masked vigilante is back for the sequel. Like the Casey Jones played by Elias Koteas in the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, this new incarnation dresses casually and carries a big (hockey) stick.
By Laura Prudom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has cast Brian Tee (The Wolverine) as iconic villain Shredder, Variety has learned exclusively. He’ll join Megan Fox (April O’Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Stephen Amell (Casey Jones) and Tyler Perry (Baxter Stockman) in the Paramount sequel. Michael Bay will once again produce with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.David Green is set to direct from a script by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec.
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.
Paramount Pictures was so pleased by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’s $93.7 million global debut this weekend that it said it is moving forward with plans for a sequel to the franchise reboot
Like any red-blooded American kid born in the 80s, Megan Fox got hooked on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at an early age. The 28-year-old star — who brings genuine fan cred playing intrepid reporter April O’Neil in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — was around 5 or 6 years old when she saw the 1991 TMNT sequel Secret of the Ooze and fell for the crime-fighting team of Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Megan Fox Drops Some Serious Turtle Knowledge in a ‘TMNT’ Refresher Course Megan Fox plays April O’Neil in Friday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but she also happens to be an expert on all things Heroes in a Half Shell, having been a fan since childhood. It’s been a while since most of us have beheld a slice of Turtle Power — there was that animated 2007 movie TMNT that very few folks saw, but otherwise their last big-screen adventure came in 1993 with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. So when Yahoo Movies caught up with the Transformers alum recently, we asked if she wouldn’t mind giving us a refresher. We know the turtles are all named after Renaissance artists (Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michaelangelo) and are fiends for pizza.
We’ve seen the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles go through several incarnations over the years, so it’s nice to see some of their key trademarks remains intact in the new movie version, which hits theaters Friday. This exclusive scene from 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles features two of them. In one of the movie’s most sublime and crowd-pleasing moments, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michaelangelo evade a warehouse-floor full of henchmen, hop onto an elevator, and spend the 54-story ascent busting into a spontaneous beatboxing cypher. It’s the kind of moment that would make Vanilla Ice – who famously provided the theme song, "Ninja Rap," to 1991’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze – proud.
Our favorite reptile superheros may be seizing the spotlight when the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot hits theaters on Aug. 8, but when it comes to the thriller's lavish premieres, we're betting Megan Fox will be the real star.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set off a Twitter firestorm today when Paramount Pictures Australia tweeted out a new poster image to promote the film. At first, some fans believed the poster to be a hoax, since the film’s American release date is Aug. 8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles jump out of fiery NY tower in poster for film released Sep 11,” tweeted The Age writer Suzanne Carbone.
Dust off those old nunchakus and order a pizza (or four), because the Heroes in a Half Shell are back on the big screen courtesy of producer Michael Bay in complete and total Michael Bay mode. The best thing about the trailer? The Turtles are… adorable in CG. And they’re in fine Turtle form, crackin’ wise and having fun.