It’s been a slow week for film news, but today brings the first look at the sequel to 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blockbuster reboot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows in the form of its first trailer.
Having been relatively impressed with the first film, we’re rather intrigued to see what the sequel brings and, if the trailer is anything to go by, it seems like our childhood heroes are bringing more of what made the franchise so iconic when it was originally released. The trailer shows fan favourites such as Bebop and Rocksteady, as well as Stephen Amell’s hockey puck-wielding Casey Jones being introduced to the film’s universe – yes, the same Stephen Amell from TV’s Arrow – as well as showcasing more of the heroes’ iconic ride, the Shell Raiser, first glimpsed at the end of the first film.
It’s often said that Michael Bay – director of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the wildly successful Transformers series – just makes trailers, as his finished products are often less impressive on the whole than the pre-release marketing accompanying them, so here’s hoping the TMNT sequel, Out of the Shadows, can buck the trend and be just as awesome as today’s first trailer implies!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is released in the UK on 3 June 2016 and starts Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Johnny Knoxville as Leonardo and Jeremy Howard as Donatello, as well as Megan Fox as April O’Neil, Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick and William Fitchner as Eric Sacks.