It’s hardly surprising that Paramount has placed a laser focus on their hulking half-shell heroes all throughout the marketing campaign for imminent sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, but today brings forth a new clip that draws attention to the unsung human heroes anchoring all that eye-popping CG action.
Chief among them is Will Arnett and Megan Fox’s brave news reporters – Vern Fenwick and April O’Neil, respectively – who flock to the streets of the Big Apple to document the escapades of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael. There’s also a nod to Stephen Amell’s vigilante hero Casey Jones, who enters the fray as a potential love interest to Fox’s heroine.
Dave Green of Earth to Echo fame will be the one guiding the Turtles Out of the Shadows on this occasion, given Jonathan Liebesman chose not to return for the sequel despite the 2014 original reaching a box office total just shy of half a billion. Can TMNT 2 emulate that success?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will leap into theaters on June 3. Elsewhere, the studio has also premiered a pair of featurettes showcasing B-roll footage from the summer blockbuster.
Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.