The heroes in a half-shell are back, this time in animated form. Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. While we’ve seen a lot of TMNT on the small screen in recent years, this will be the first time they’ve graced the silver screen in some time. And by the looks of it, this could do for the Ninja Turtles what Into the Spider-Verse did for Spider-Man. Check it out.
As we can see, the movie is going to focus on the turtles in their younger years. We can also see that the animation style was clearly influenced by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Be that as it may, there doesn’t appear to be any multiverse stuff going on here. It does, however, look like a ton of characters both familiar and obscure will be present. Of note though, we don’t see Shredder in the film. So who will be the main villain? We shall see.
Here’s the synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
“In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.”
The last time the Ninja Turtles were on the big screen was 2016’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Netflix did, however, release Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie last year. The last time an animated film starring the characters was released theatrically was in 2007 with TMNT.
The massive cast is led by Micah Abbey (Donatello), Shamon Brown Jr (Michelangelo), Nicolas Cantu (Leonardo) and Brady Noon (Raphael) as our Ninja Turtles. Hannibal Buress (Genghis Frog), Rose Byrne (Leatherhead), John Cena (Rocksteady), Seth Rogen (Bebop), Jackie Chan (Splinter), Ice Cube (Superfly), Natasia Demetriou (Wingnut), Ayo Edebiri (April O’Neil), Giancarlo Esposito (Baxter Stockman), Post Malone (Ray Fillet), Paul Rudd (Mondo Gecko) and Maya Rudolph (Cynthia Utrom) also star.
Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs The Machines) is in the director’s chair, with Seth Rogen, Evan Golderg and James Weaver producing. Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors) penned the screenplay.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is set to hit theaters on August 4.
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