Paramount Pictures has released a brand new trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. The animated film is set to hit theaters this summer, bringing the heroes in a half-shell back to the big screen. This will be the first time that Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo have graced the silver screen since 2016’s Out of the Shadows. But this is a very different take on the characters, as we can see from the footage. Check it out.
This trailer digs much further into the actual story than the first teaser trailer did. We get a better sense of the villains, led by Superfly. The bad guys are “mutants,” which explains the title. This won’t be just another film where the turtles battle Shredder. The filmmakers are taking a different approach. It also seems to be taking a page out of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse playbook in terms of style.
Here is 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.”
Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs The Machines) is in the director’s chair. The cast is led by Nicolas Cantu (Leonardo), Sharon Brown Jr. (Mikey), Micah Abbey (Donnie) and Brady Noon (Raph). The ensemble also includes Jackie Chan (Splinter), Ayo Edebiri (April), Ice Cube (Superfly), Seth Rogen (Bebop), John Cena (Rocksteady), Paul Rudd (Mondo Gecko), Rose Byrne (Leatherhead), Post Malone (Ray Fillet), Hannibal Buress (Genghis Frog), Natasia Demetriou (Wing Nut), Maya Rudolph (Cynthia Utrom), and Giancarlo Esposito (Baxter Stockman).
The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie came out in 1990 and was a huge hit at the time. The film came about after the characters became popular in the late ‘80s, in large part thanks to the animated series. Several other films have been released over the years, but this is the first theatrically released animated feature to arrive since TMNT in 2007. There was also Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie, which was released on Netflix last year.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem hits theaters on August 2.