In preparation for the physical release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Paramount has unveiled several of the special features that you will find on the Blu-ray and DVD. This isn’t exactly an unprecedented move, but you might be surprised at some of the scenes that got cut from this film. Heck, when I saw some of the moments that were lost, I was genuinely shocked that they decided to remove what could have been pivotal scenes. If you felt like something was missing from this movie, do yourself a favor and check out the clips below.
In this first deleted scene, we find April O’Neil speaking to the head of the network – who just so happens to be played by Judith Hoag. Sharp-eyed fans will recall that Hoag originally played the character of April O’Neil in the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. In this scene, she essentially hands the reigns over to Megan Fox by making her a news anchor for the channel. Although the nod is a bit on-the-nose, it’s also quite fun to watch. Personally, I would have loved to see this on the big screen, but some things just aren’t meant to be.
The second deleted scene features April in the police station with Casey Jones. The two are trying to avoid detection when Jones makes a strange suggestion that April completely ignores. This is an interesting moment between the two which would have been nice to see in the full film. April and Casey have definitely had a thing for each other in different versions of the TMNT lore, so it wouldn’t be out of the question to see a moment like this in Out of the Shadows. The dialogue between these two is playful and entertaining, which begs the question of why the scene was ever removed.
Finally, we have a featurette going into detail about Stephen Amell’s work as Casey Jones. Unfortunately, it’s a fairly short featurette and there isn’t much information or behind-the-scenes footage provided. Personally, I feel like the deleted scenes for Out of the Shadows are a lot more interesting than this short little exploration of Amell’s Casey Jones. Regardless, I’m definitely interested to see what else the full physical release of the film has in store for the fans. If you want to see all of the special features intended for this release, make sure to pick up the Blu-ray or DVD on September 20th!