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Bebop and Rocksteady Confirmed for TMNT 2

by Justin W

After the release of Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it quickly became apparent that a sequel was in the works. What we didn’t know was which direction the film would take, or who would be starring in the film alongside the turtles. While it was great to see our heroes in a half shell squaring off against Shredder and his foot soldiers, there were quite a few memorable faces missing from the first film. Interviews with the filmmakers at SDCC 2014 revealed that there were a few characters in particular that they’d like to see if they got the opportunity to do a sequel, but until now it’s all been speculation.


Thankfully, today we can confirm that at least two of those notable characters are going to appear in the next Ninja Turtles movie: Bebop and Rocksteady. According to Screen Rant, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form confirmed in an interview that the duo will make an appearance in TMNT 2:

“We can say that Bebop and Rocksteady are in the film, and Casey Jones is a character that we love and we’re trying to fit him in as well.”

This isn’t too surprising, as the SDCC interview revealed their desire to work with these characters. That being said, it’s nice to hear that we will definitely be seeing at least two fan favorite villains from the franchise in the new movie. I’m sure we’re all hoping that they can find a place for Casey Jones, but it’s good to know that at least two familiar faces are going to make a return. Now we’ll just have to wait and see how they actually turn out in the film.

One thing is for sure: The buzz surrounding this movie is certainly getting a much better start than the PR disaster that took place before the previous film in the series. After all, letting the fans know that two of their favorite characters will be featured is a much better way to get them excited than by telling everyone that the turtles are aliens. It would appear that Brad Fuller and Platinum Dunes have learned from past mistakes and are instead giving the fans what they want. Hopefully this trend continues over the next year or two as the film is produced.


What do you shellheads think? Are you excited about the prospect of seeing a live action Bebop and Rocksteady? What do you think they will look like? Let us know in the comments below!

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Will K. December 9, 2014 - 8:34 pm

if Leatherhead is not in this film, I hope he’s in the third *_*

Cyberxion January 11, 2015 - 9:09 pm

I wouldn’t expect the character to be in any flick, ever. He’s a great character in his various incarnations, but just not all that important to the franchise at large. The only way I could see him being used is if they adapt the Nick cartoon, but they aint gonna do that.

dustin December 10, 2014 - 12:55 am

Very excited! Been waiting for Rocksteady and Bebop since TMNT 2!

kerinda December 11, 2014 - 8:07 pm

I like too know who are going to do the voices of them.

RavenAshess December 10, 2014 - 1:20 am

Well I am more of a fan of the original comic and 2003 movie series. The 1980 series was really funny but I’m not sure if it will work for a 2016 movie. In the 1980s villains were suppose to be stupid funny instead of threatening and after the recent movie I’m not sure if those types of character would work in a modern film. The only way they would work is if the writers made them more intimidating and less silly. Not sure if fans would agree with that but it’s my opinion. And Casey Jones is an Iconic figure in tmnt he cannot be over looked. He can not be “squeezed in,” he is Raph’s best friend and their interaction is always great to watch. If he is used he must have a big part OR they must wait until the third movie to use him.

Cyberxion January 11, 2015 - 9:11 pm

They’re way more intimidating in the IDW comic, and I’d love to see that brought over to the film’s sequel. I’m pretty sure that’s the direction they’ll take the characters in too, so you’ll probably be satisfied.

RedRocBoy December 10, 2014 - 4:10 am

Really excited to hear this. I absolutely loved the reboot. I just hope they add the Foot ninja and make it a bit longer.

Kay December 26, 2014 - 5:53 am

I’m a big ninja turtle fan, but who in the world are bebop and rocksteady????
Would somebody please tell me?

Kay December 30, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Please tell me!!!

Kayt December 30, 2014 - 10:09 pm

What? I just replied to myself!!! lol.

T1G3R January 24, 2015 - 8:47 pm

google it lol

Braid The Fox July 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Bebop is a mutant warthog. Allies with Shredder, Kraang, and Rocksteady. Former Purple Dragon member.

Rocksteady is a mutant rhinoceros. Allies with Shredder, Kraang, and Bebop. Former Purple Dragon member.

Cyberxion January 11, 2015 - 9:08 pm

The first flick was a mess. If the new director can fix shit up (re-casting April ought to be priority one!) I’ll check it out.

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