Bizarre Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows Concept Art Emerges

If ardent TMNT fans took issue with Paramount and Dave Green’s spin on Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, let it be known that early on in development both parties had at the very least considered an alternate take on the infamous, masked vigilante.

That’s according to a series of concept art that has now surfaced for Paramount’s blockbuster sequel – drafted up by Daniel Edery and Jared Krichevsky – highlighting the early vision for not only Casey Jones, but a host of TMNT 2‘s key characters including Splinter, Krang, Shredder and many more. Ranging from unremarkable to the bizarre, you can find all of the images embedded in the gallery above.

Welcoming the return of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael on the silver screen, Out of the Shadows debuted to mixed reviews last month. That hasn’t necessarily quelled its box office performance, though, which currently stands north of $180 worldwide.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows is out now in theaters.

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.