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The famous reptilians are coming back for a second outing and The Wrap is reporting that Earth to Echo director David Green has been tapped to helm the second installment in the newly rebooted franchise.
The first Tmnt was released earlier this year and, while it was critically reviled, moviegoers responded to it and the film ended up grossing $477 million worldwide. Paramount hasn’t confirmed these reports yet but expect an official announcement soon. Returning from the first film are writers Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec who also served as executive producers.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set for release on June 3, 2016.
Are you excited for Tmnt 2? Let us know in the comments!
Source: The Wrap »
- Munir Abedrabbo
Just one day after it was revealed that Earth to Echo filmmaker Dave Green is replacing Jonathan Liebesman on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, we have confirmation that classic Tmnt villains Bebop and Rocksteady will be included in the sequel. Of course, we don't know much more than that, since the script is being written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec as we speak. But producers Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form confirmed the news during the Comic Con Experience in Brazil. Here's what they had to say below, revealing that they're trying to fit in Casey Jones as well.
"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."
When’s that comic book movie coming out, with the ant-sized man? This and all similar questions answered in our comic book movie calendar.
Comic book fans of the world - were you planning on spending your spare cash on anything other than cinema visits and DVD box-sets for the next six years? Well tough, because Hollywood has other ideas.
Ever since Bryan Singer’s X-Men movie jump-started the comic book movie trend in 2000 (building on the stellar work of Richard Donner and Tim Burton in the decades prior), Fox, Sony, Warner Bros., Disney and Marvel Studios have all been repeatedly cashing-in on the resurgent popularity of capes, cowls and anything ending in ‘Man’.
Now, the sheer size of the comic book movie-making world has reached a critical mass. There are now seven such films (at least) slated for every year between 2016 and 2019. There’s also a few confirmed for 2020 already, »
It’s pretty surreal that four teenage turtles, trained by an anthropomorphic rat in the art of ninjutsu, would become as popular as they are today. Especially since they were created for a laugh. You see, one night in 1983, two friends were hard at work on the latest chapter of their comic “Figitoid”, when one of them goofily doodled a nunchuck-wielding “ninja turtle”. The comic duo, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, pretty much pee’d their pants for the rest of the night; drawing more and more of the sewer-dwelling mutants.
Naming them after their favourite Renaissance artists – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael- the pair self-published a single issue comic using money from a tax refund and a loan from Eastman’s uncle. The first Tmnt comic was intended to be a parody of the most popular 80s comics; yet became one of the most popular kids cartoon, »
- Nina Cresswell
Directed by Randall Lobb.
The history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles joins Ghostbusters and A Nightmare on Elm Street in the stable of “franchises celebrating 30 years of existence” and Randall Lobb’s rather wordy Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is more or less what it says on the tin. It’s a celebration of this franchise that has transcended generations just as icons like The Muppets and Star Wars have. But while it appears as though Turtle Power wants to be along the lines of Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy or Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th, it often just feels like an extended DVD extra, especially when its hampered by such a short runtime. In short, it’s not »
- Luke Owen
Have modern movies increased our ability to accept outlandish heroes like the Ninja Turtles? Yes, and it's a good thing, James writes...
There's a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie out. It's a franchise reboot, bringing the iconic brand back to the big-screen in a fresh live-action feature. You're probably familiar with Tmnt having consumed the Turtletastic mythos in some format - comics, cartoons, older movies, videogames, action figures, Lego and/or Vanilla Ice music videos.
Don't worry if you're not clued up on this cowabunga business, though, because I'm going to break it down and run over the basics on which this mighty multimedia property is built. Here's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a nutshell - or rather, in a turtle shell - as conceived by comics creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird way back in 1984.
The basic story - or at least, the high concept - goes like »
The series had originally been set to debut on Discovery Family, formerly The Hub, in spring 2015, but Hasbro Studios recently made the switch to Cartoon Network in order to better target the toy line’s core audience, boys.
The Hub’s daytime programming lineup had mostly attracted a younger girl and family audience, especially to hit shows based on “My Little Pony.”
Cartoon Network, on the other hand, is regularly tops with boys ages 6-11 and 9-14, who tend to buy the “Transformers” action figures.
“We felt it was incumbent on us to take advantage of the opportunity to put it on a top rated network that performed well with boys,” Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios and global entertainment & licensing for Hasbro, Inc told Variety.
- Marc Graser
The Bottleneck Gallery is about to open a new show called Turtles in Time, which celebrates 30 years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It is co-presented by Nickelodeon and Chogrin, who curated the show (All the cool galleries are having Chogrin curate their shows these days). Chogrin always brings a lot of international artists, and it's fun to see what pop culture touchstones mean to artists from other countries. We have a few pieces to share with you today, but with over 75 artists participating, there was no way to include them all. If you want to see more, you can head over to the event’s tumblr, or if you’re in New York, you can see the show in person when it opens this Friday, September 3. The poster for the show, above, is by artist Glen Brogan, who just finished his own show at the gallery.
- Mily Dunbar
From action figures and games to books and comics, we take a look at a few geeky antiques from the past decades...
In August, eBay revealed that a near-mint copy of Action Comics issue one - famously, the first time Superman made an appearance in print - had sold for an eye-watering $3.2m. One of only 50 copies said to still exist, the comic’s sale price is reportedly the highest yet - it far outstrips the $2.16m another copy sold for in 2011.
Now, it’s extremely unlikely that any of us are going to find our own copy of Action Comics issue one in our loft or in a box in the back of the cupboard, but given that most geeks usually collect one kind of object or another - whether it be comics, games, toys, posters or other treasured items - there’s still a possibility that one or »
If you want to see the Heroes in a Half-Shell fight it out with Shredder and the Footclan on the even bigger screen, then you're in luck as Paramount is releasing the 2014 Tmnt reboot in IMAX theaters for one week only. Best of all, if you're one of the first to see it, you get a cool poster to go along with it. Come inside to learn when it'll be landing in IMAX.
From the press release:
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ blockbuster film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay, will be released in IMAX® 3D Theatres nationwide for a special one-week run beginning Friday, September 12th.
The limited engagement will kick off with advance screenings on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. local times nationwide. The first 300 ticketholders at each of these advance screenings will receive one of three special Legends »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
What do you think? Other new figures on the way are Baxter Stockman in Fly form, Tiger Claw and Karai in snake form. The final 3 episodes of the second season of Tmnt will air later this month. Seth Green (Family Guy) will replace Jason Biggs (Orange Is The New Black as Leonardo in season 3, with returning voice stars Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Gregory Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil), Hoon Lee (Master Splinter) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Shredder). »
“The Turtles are whisked away to another dimension by a stranger-Renet! Forced to fight for their survival in a tournament featuring the greatest warriors in the universe, the brothers will have to master new fighting techniques and forge new alliances. But with the deck stacked against them, their chance of survival is slim!”
Back in 2012 Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman wrote and drew the first Tmnt Annual for Idw. The story took place within the current continuity but was far enough removed that you could take it or leave it. I found it very much a ‘leave it’ sadly, with muddled art and an uninteresting story that seemed out of touch with the current monthly title and its quality storytelling.
Now we have his second entry with the 2014 Annual. Originally planned for release earlier in the year it’s delay caused »
- Chris Cooper
From co-creator Kevin Eastman comes the Tmnt’s most epic adventure yet this week in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014, as the Heroes in a Half-Shell are whisked away to another dimension by a stranger—Renet! Forced to fight for their survival in a tournament featuring the greatest warriors in the universe, the brothers will have to master new fighting techniques and forge new alliances. But with the deck stacked against them, their chance of survival is slim! Check out a preview here…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014 is out on Wednesday, priced $7.99.
The post Preview of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Annual 2014 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The Turtles are out in force this month, thanks to the new movie, the new visual history of the Turtles book that hit last month and the Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes which hit earlier this week on DVD and Digital HD. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to speak with Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman about the new documentary, what he thought of the film that hit theaters earlier this month, inspiration behind the turtles and other characters in the Tmnt universe and even had time to squeeze in a fan question from Parker Lopp. Kevin Eastman: Hi Nate, how are you? Nate Best (Cbm): I’m great Kevin, how are you? Kevin Eastman: I’m here in San Diego; I just got back from New York from one of the screenings and was just wondering what part of the world you’re in. »
It's a great time to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan! The movie did stellar box office numbers this past weekend, knocking Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy out of the number one spot. It did so well, Paramount announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 for 2016. And not only that, there are a ton of new toys on shelves everywhere and an animated series on Nickelodeon that is quite popular. Bringing it all into perspective is the release of Turtle Power: The Definitive History of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new documentary that is in stores this week.
Turtle Power takes a look at the entire history of the phenomenon. From the first black and white comics created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, to the 1987 cartoon series, to the Playmates toy line, to the first live action movies, the video games and everything else in-between. It's a comprehensive and »
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently the number-one movie in America — a development largely viewed like it's a plot by the evil Shredder himself. Technically directed by Jonathan Liebesman, this blockbuster reboot bears the stamp of its superstar producer, Transformers maestro Michael Bay: a sturdy children's-toy concept sits uncomfortably alongside destructive urban combat and awkward double entendres about turtle erections. Garnering bad reviews from both film critics and nostalgic fans, it nonetheless displaced its direct competitor, the much, much better-liked Guardians of the Galaxy, to seize control of the box office. »
Tmnt co-creator Kevin Eastman will be hosting an Ama (Ask Me Anythign) session on Reddit tomorrow to help get the word out about the new Turtle Power documentary, which is now available on Digital HD and DVD. Paramount has also released another clip from the documentary, this time focusing on Eastman and Laird's team-work, which I've included below. Find details on the Ama, including a link to participate, after the clip! The Ama will take place Tomorrow (Thursday), August 14th at 3Pm Et/noon Pt. Follow this link to access the Ama. Note that the Ama won't go live until 3Pm Est tomorrow! Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles documentary is a deep history of one of the most successful franchises as told by the creators of the iconic characters. In the spring of 1984, a strange new comic book sat beside cash registers in select shops, »
Now playing around the world is Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As most of you know, Tmnt made over $65 million dollars in its first weekend at the North America box office, which led to Paramount announcing a sequel for summer 2016. What started out as a one and done comic book by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman in 1984 shows no signs of slowing down thirty years later. At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an extended video interview with Jonathan Liebesman. During our wide-ranging conversation, we talked about how the story changed along the way, creating the new look of the turtles, deleted scenes, what he learned from his friends and family screenings, working with Megan Fox, filming in NYC, fan criticism and how a lot of it was actually valuable, the specific influence that a fake trailer description had on the film, Easter eggs, if he'd like to do the sequel, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Stan Sakai‘s katana-wielding rabbit Usagi Yojimbo is an indie comics staple, and a character that goes back decades as an associate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Perhaps because Sakai and Tmnt creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were all responsible for anthropomorphized comic characters, their respective creations soon ran into one another in an […]
The post Watch Stop-Motion ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Short Film appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
“We were awesome! Bodacious! Bitchin’! Gnarly! Radical! Totally tubular, dude! Wicked! Hellacious! I have always liked… Cowabunga……. Cowabunga!”
America has Tmnt fever! Michael Bay’s souped-up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot raked it in at the box—office over the weekend, but everyone knows the greatest movie about those radioactive ‘Heroes in a Halfshell’ was the same-titled 1990 epic
The entire concept of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was conceived by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird who originally created them to parody the dark, gritty comic books of the early 80s. Of course, the series branched away and became a pop culture phenomenon of its own and when something becomes a monstrous hit, you can almost guarantee a motion picture is right down the alley. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit the theaters in 1990 and instead of it being a continuation of the hit cartoon series, the film goes back to its source »
- Tom Stockman
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