In addition to two Marvel films, two DC films, and two X-Men films hitting screens next year, we have a few other comic book movies coming our way in 2016. One of them is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell, the sequel to the 2014 live action reboot of the property. While most critics were down on that film (myself included), there’s be a creative shake-up with the sequel and that, paired with some fun casting choices, has me cautiously optimistic about this follow-up. Sure, the Turtles are still ugly and somewhat creepy-looking, but I can get past that if the film itself is actually entertaining this time.
One of those aforementioned new cast members is “Arrow” star Stephen Amell, who will be playing a different crime-fighting vigilante here: Casey Jones. Amell recently spoke about the film at a convention, dropping this info bomb…
“If you’re a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fan, then you’re going to want to go to the theater in December before a relatively big movie that’s being released for a fantastic trailer,” said Amell
While he didn’t come outright and say Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s a safe bet that’s what he means. Even if he doesn’t, we can expect the trailer to drop in December regardless. Here’s hoping it goes one step further to smoothing over my dislike of the previous film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell arrives in theaters on June 3rd, 2016. The sequel is directed by Dave Green and scripted by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec. Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Johnny Knoxville, and Tony Shalhoub return as Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Splinter, respectively. Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner also reprise their roles as April O’Neil, Vern Fenwick, and Eric Sacks. They are joined by Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, Brian Tee as The Shredder, Brittany Ishibashi as Karai, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman, Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop, and Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly as Rocksteady. Laura Linney, Judith Hoag, and Alessandra Ambrosio also star.