‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ Announced for 2016

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Never underestimate the power of nostalgia – or Michael Bay.

The Platinum Dunes-produced reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles overcame mostly negative reviews (read ours here) and fan suspicion over the creative direction of the turtles’ origins to rake in $65 million on its opening weekend. TMNT overtook Guardians of the Galaxy at the box office by a solid margin, something even we didn’t see coming.

It should come as no surprise then that Paramount is announcing a sequel with a release date. Variety reports that on the heels of TMNT‘s resoundingly successful opening, the studio has lined up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 for a June 3, 2016 release. Platinum Dunes will again produce, with screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec also returning, but director Jonathan Liebesman was not mentioned.

So despite the movie’s critical drubbing, the turtles have unarguably won the day. TMNT‘s opening is the fourth-highest August take in history, with Paramount’s president of domestic marketing and distribution Megan Colligan attributing this success to a sly sort of counterprogramming, saying:

“ ‘Guardians’ is a great movie and it’s always tough to come right behind a great movie. Ultimately we played more like a family film and they played a notch older…The great thing about summer is the marketplace is able to expand to allow for these two films.”

Megan Fox and the Ninja Turtles in TMNT 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Announced for 2016
While many fans were skeptical about the reboot, this big opening is not that much of a surprise, and as the Variety report points out, TMNT had two distinct demographics going for it: younger kids who had been exposed to the ongoing Nickelodeon cartoon series and older crowds who grew up with the ’80s cartoon and the ’90s movies.

The announced release date for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 places it in the heart of the summer 2016 blockbuster season, which will see movies like Uncharted and Finding Dory, which are currently slated to open in the surrounding weeks. The only current direct competition is the R-rated animated film Sausage Party from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, which will open that same weekend.

The question now is: Who will direct the sequel? It’s entirely possible that Paramount and Platinum Dunes will announce either Jonathan Liebesman’s return or a replacement very soon. With cast members like Will Arnett already talking about their roles in the sequel, expect the studio to capitalize on this big opening weekend and keep the PR train moving with more announcements in the coming weeks.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will open on June 3, 2016.

Source: Variety

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  1. dont talk about me like that

  2. tmnt are my cousins

  3. I have loved the Turtles ever since they came out I disagree with them cutting female Turtles I say why not have 4 female Turtles that the Krang made and they get rescued by the Turtles it’s a win for everyone plus the female turtles get to be hero’s along side their new brothers I would buy the tutrles movie if it had a great story and 8 turtles in it the four turtles can’t fight an army alone that’s whythey need their new sisters to help stop the Krang and and the foot April can’t fight unless Donny makes a battle armor she could use I did miss Casey Jones as well he should of been in the movie and they could have done the same kind of ending from the first movie

    • why? Because 4 female turtles never existed, only one. And they can add plenty of others who can fight along side the turtles who was actually in the comic books. Like Casey Jones, Mondo Gecko, Letherhead, etc. Don’t try to add in stuff that’s not supposed to be there.


  5. They should bring in Casey Jones in the second one and dont mess up like the original sequel with the wolf and snapping turtle, I would love to see the warthog and rhino, rocksteady and beboop, and maybe by three the brain, maybe I didnt care too much about the brain I always found him annoying to be honest, I did like how they kept their personalities in this one to a tee and would hope they do the same with rocksteady and beboop, they did change the storyline about how they came to be, but I liked it, Way better then splinter being shreaders Rat, I dont remember how the cartoon did the story behind them mutating, I think it waa pretty much like the original movie has far as them finding the ooze in the sewer, but this story makes more sence and makes April more then just a witness that sticks around, its always good to make women feel important.

    • What the hell are you talking about? Splinter was never Shredder’s rat he was Yoshi’s rat. I’m sorry but this origin was stupid. The Turtles being April’s pets, and she feed them pizza? Why would they even use turtles in lab experiments? Why would a cure for a disease turn them into humanoid monsters? Why would April rescue them but not her father? If April loved them so much why leave them on the ground in the middle of the street? Why did the Turtles mutate in the sewer? Splinter just happens to find a ninjutsu book in the sewer and becomes a ninjutsu master? The turtles archenemy just happens to be a ninja too? I’m sorry but as silly as the original origin was at least it made sense in it’s universe.

      • Dude its a spin on the classic tmnt no reason to pick it apart.

  6. Bebop and rocksteady are in part 2. Casey Jones might be also.

  7. Give the turtales more screen time, bring in Casey jones, & replace Megan Fox! And I’m fully on board.

  8. They should definitely keep Megan Fox for whatever future TMNT movies.. Just Saying.

  9. Hello, i agree with Clifford hendryx, you see i have a big crush over these TMNT’s so i don’t think you can talk like that about them, ever since i got to know about season 2 i didn’t miss one shot of it in my holidays, i wish there was 4 female turtles it would be fun for girls to watch, if the director or any of his helping colleagues are reading my comment, please try to put a website on comment blogs and rating bar i would have given excellent!! and happy/contented comments, thank you.

  10. Megan Fox is a horrible actress, the entire movie she acted like she was out of breath. probably a subliminal message for sex, cause that was why she was there, for it couldn’t have been for her acting, If that’s what you want to call it. I just want them to get an actress who dose good work, and fits the role.

    • I totally agree with you !!! tell fox to kick rocks and put her ass in the turtle box !

    • i agree with ya!

      i mean, if you are gonna see a tmnt movie.. you dont want that to get ruined buy her… she isnt fitting in!! and ugh…. no ! just no!! remove her !!!!!!

    • tienen razon fue mala idea poner a megan fox como april por que todos se van con ella y deja a TMNT atras

  11. It’d be nice to see krang in a live action movie. The technodrome, the android suit, Planet X. It would be amazing!!!

    • What the hell is Planet X?

  12. Can’t wait for the new movie! Hoping to see the same voice actors, maybe a little more dialogue between the turtles? I want to see whats going on inside their heads, find out what makes them tick. Maybe a TINY little scene where Donny gives the hint that he likes April? So excited to see what they come up with


  13. “TMNT had two distinct demographics going for it: younger kids who had been exposed to the ongoing Nickelodeon cartoon series and older crowds who grew up with the ’80s cartoon and the ’90s movies.”

    who is writing this crap?

  14. hey I hope they will bring out maybe THUNDERCATS, VOLTRON, DRAGONBALLZ,

  15. Thank you for the new tmnt coming out soin

  16. well…. lets just say.. take away everything, and make the turtles look like turtles… ( i got kinda angry) for me… it felt like they destroyed the movie, im an old tmnt fan. so… please.. if you are gonna make another movie.. make it more tmnt and less transformers please!
    but im not disliking everything, the voices was kinda good tho…
    but Megan Fox?? AAAH HEELLL NO!

  17. Casey Jones is going to be in the new one
    …Stephen Amell(arrow) is playing him.

  18. I would bye it no matter what