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Plans For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Look Good

by Justin W

When Paramount discovered that their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was a hit, they were quick to greenlight a sequel and give it a planned release date of June 3rd, 2016. Of course, setting up a time frame like that means they’ll have to get everything figured out quite quickly, so it’s nice to hear that they’re well on their way to keeping on schedule with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. It’s only the end of January 2015, and according to Collider, they’ve already taken care of some preliminary concerns.


In an interview, Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form confirmed that filming for TMNT 2 would begin this April in New York City. Depending on how long the shoot is, this will give them roughly a year to make sure that everything looks and sounds exactly the way it should. Despite having the limitation of a short amount of time to get things going with this film, it would appear that everything is going swimmingly with this sequel. This news comes mere weeks after a possible director for the film was announced.

In December, Variety reported that David Green was in talks to direct TMNT 2. Green is best known for his work on last year’s kid friendly Earth to Echo, which was a breath of fresh air aimed at an audience that often gets forgotten or ignored at the box office. Made on a budget of just $13 million, the film went on to gross $45 million worldwide. Not only does this show that Green can come in under budget, but it also reveals that he’s got a talent for filmmaking and knows how to make a successful film aimed at modern young adults.


When we look back at the words of Fuller when describing the audience for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it makes perfect sense that he would hire a director who has recent success helming a movie aimed at that exact same audience. Although long time fans of the Ninja Turtles may be wary of this choice, fearing that the film will focus too much on younger TMNT fans and ignore those who grew up with the franchise, there may not be too much cause for concern. After all, if Earth to Echo proves anything, it proves that Dave Green has a certain sense of nostalgia that will probably come in very handy for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.


In a lot of ways, Earth to Echo paid homage to Spielberg classics such as E.T. and The Goonies, telling the story of a group of young friends who worked together to help an alien escape the clutches of a Government organization. The plot for this movie felt like something that came right out of the 1980’s, but the stars of the film were all modern kids living in the internet age, expressing themselves through the technology that they grew up with. With this movie, Green proves that he can not only reach the younger audience that Platinum Dunes is aiming to please, he also proves that he can give adults something that will fulfill our need for nostalgia.

All in all, we’re off to a great start with the TMNT sequel and there’s plenty of reason to be excited. As if it weren’t enough to learn that Bebop and Rocksteady will be in the movie, now we know that a competent director is at the helm and they’ll be filming it this April. If you weren’t confident about the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, all of the news coming out about the sequel should be somewhat comforting. That being said, it’s impossible to predict how shellheads will react to anything, so let us know what you guys think in the comments below.

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Rea January 22, 2015 - 6:15 pm

The last movie’s turtles were perfect. I loved their personality. However, I wish for the sequel that they would focus more on the turtles and a little less on April. It’s called the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not the April O’neil movie. Hopefully the sequel will be a lot better. I myself am really excited, if not only for Bebop and Rocksteady to be on the big screen. I can’t wait to see their look. With all the new technology today, I’m sure they’ll look awesome. Also, wasn’t it announced that the Krang and Casey Jones will be in the sequel as well? Or was that just speculation?

Billy Bob Throrton January 27, 2015 - 6:13 am

Oh yeah,Pervert Mikey was a great character…
god,you’re a cunt

Rea January 27, 2015 - 7:40 pm

LOL. Okay. Thanks for insulting someone who has their own honest opinion over NINJA TURTLES. Lmfao. You’re awesome. /SARCASM;

BNN667 May 26, 2015 - 10:40 pm

Up voting your own comment?

thePhatKryptonian September 25, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Ladies and gentlemen this is how you waste your life away ^^^^^

Fallenangel404 January 22, 2015 - 6:32 pm

I can’t get over just how freakin excited I am for this! I love all things ninja turtle and I adored the latest movie. I can’t wait to see what they do with this.

TigerClaw305 January 22, 2015 - 7:53 pm

I’m looking forward to the sequel, I just hope its a little longer, I would like it to be at least 2 hours, We need more character the development.

Plus they will have to go bigger with the action scenes, since Bebop and Rocksteady are involved.

Xenthia January 22, 2015 - 9:17 pm

The first movie was terrible. Usually even a bad movie has something good in it, maybe just a joke or two, but still. This movie had nothing at all. Absolutely soulless, unfunny, boring and immature. Erection and fart jokes? Really? Not even the 80’s show stooped this low. Megan Fox has no talent at all, she only served one purpose: to look hot. Kick her, focus on the turtles (the CGI was nice), cut the dumb jokes only a 5-year-old would find funny, and maybe, just maybe, the second movie won’t be a complete embarrassment.

greg January 23, 2015 - 7:59 pm

You’re a complete embarassment

Billy Bob Throrton January 27, 2015 - 6:01 am

I love all Turtles things,i love the style in every version
I hated this movie.
maybe it’s the size of the Turtles,which is a wall I can’t get past…
But it’s the one thing with the Turtle name where I don’t feel like I’m watching TMNT

I would trade Michael Bay for Venus DeMilo,and I’m not takin’ it back

Robert Rhubart II January 23, 2015 - 1:14 am

I can’t wait for TMNT 2 hopefully it’s just as good as the first. .. i Just didn’t like what they did to Donnie. I mean i get it he was the genius but i mean he didn’t need all those glasses n forearm gadgets… but other then that it was a good movie good story line

rawrbiscuits January 23, 2015 - 4:31 am

I once ate a frying pan whilst the egg was still cooking

Michael January 23, 2015 - 5:53 pm

Hopefully all the cast comes back. Megan is a great April. Will was funny. And i hope William Fichtner becomes the new shredder

Shawn Thomas January 24, 2015 - 11:10 am

I hope they have more martial arts in it. I mean they are ninjas.

Beep's B January 26, 2015 - 1:37 am

I liked the 2014 movie. I really did. Zand I agree that it focused a lot on April. I thinnk that was their goal – a movie dedicated to the famous female character of a popular franchise. Sure, April was the star, bbut it doesn’t mean it was a bad movie, it just doesn’t deservethe title “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Maybe without the “the”, because it’s about a group of vigilantes that, once again, APRIL discovers.

Turtle fan February 7, 2015 - 9:44 pm

I give it 1,000,000 stars but still I have a few things i would add to give it 1,000,000,000 stars. I would make it more like the 1990’s series and 2012 series. Maybe more time in the lair and more of that brotherly love and comedy. You should also add fish face, tiger claw, Baxter stockman, razard aka dig pound. If you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about you need to do your research. Another thing is I’m not seeing that heroic leader in Leo. Or that real funny brother to brother close relationship between raph and Mikey. I also love all turtle things. I watched the entire 2012 teenage mutant ninja turtle series and watched this movie 4 times. I know what I’m talking about. Oh yay and anyone that is being a jerk and says the movie was awful, ignore them. I hope you read this and think about making these improvements.

NUMBER ONE TMNT FAN April 21, 2015 - 7:52 am

2014 TMNT is the best movie EVER!!!!! in my opinion

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