‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Trailer #2: Heroes in a Half Shell

Published 10 months ago by , Updated June 25th, 2014 at 2:41 pm,

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been keeping a surprisingly low profile considering what a milestone event this live-action movie reboot is. The film was produced by Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes company – however, the actual DIRECTION was done by Battle Los Angeles helmer, Jonathan Liebesman… just so we’re clear. Not that that distinction is bringing much comfort to those hardcore fans who worry that whichever hand guiding it – Bay or Liebesman – this film is going to squander their nostalgic memories of the ’90s cartoons and films (or in some cases, the original comic books).

The first TMNT Trailer gave us the basic premise of this modernized (and Americanized) adaptation, while ending things with the bigger reveal of what our ninja turtles – Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael – all look like. Since then, however, still photos and TV trailers have given us looks at other elements of the film – namely the villain Shredder and the Turtles’ mentor, Master Splinter. As you can see, though, this new trailer is meant to kick off the hype campaign in a much bigger way.

The debate about how the Turtles, Splinter and Shredder have been adapted to the screen has all but drowned out concerns about how human cast members like Megan Fox and Will Arnett fit into the mix. This trailer also reveals that their presence is (unfortunately) much like the characters in the comparable Transformers franchise – down to the jokes about Megan Fox’s butt. Meanwhile, fans are going to likely be discussing the voices of the turtles and Splinter – Johnny Knoxville is Leonardo, Tony Shalhoub is Splinter, with mo-cap actors Alan Ritchson (Smallville), Noel Fisher (Hatfields & McCoys) and Jeremy Howard (Accepted) voicing Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello, respectively.

Finally, check out these new TMNT Posters, the we waited all day and night for, in order to finally debut the trailer. They’ll allow you to examine each of the turtles up close and personal – in all the distinctive detail of their individual personalities:



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NEXT: Shredder & Splinter Images


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be in theaters on August 8, 2014.

Source: Turtle Reveal

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  1. I really was not okay with the new (non-traditional) look of the turtles in this movie – not so much their bodies, but their outfits. As trailers have released though, I’ve really had a change of opinion and like what I’m seeing. I know there are many fans out there who have a distaste for the movie and some who just outright don’t like anything associated with Michael Bay – whether he’s producing or directing, but there are a lot of people in the world with opinions and only time (and money and ratings) will tell whether this movie succeeds or not. I don’t really care what other people think so much. Mostly, as a child of the 80′s I’m looking forward to a ninja turtle movie with the technology we have today (and am stoked Nickelodeon has a successful TV series with them for kids of today)and hope kids who watch this movie, and don’t know or care who Michael Bay is, really love these pizza eating dudes so maybe more TMNT(or rather NT – the change is not that bid of a deal really) movies with them will follow.

    • Dropping TM from the title IS a big deal. That’s half of who they are!

  2. My expectations might be incredibly low but that trailer wasn’t all bad if you ask me. The camera flash part made me chuckle a bit too. Honestly, I’m just happy there’s a new TMNT film coming out lol.

  3. So this shredder is not the shredder we all know. This isn’t a martial arts master or anything so he has to wear a suit made of transformer leftovers to be able to fight the turtles in martial arts. A question comes to mind, why not just give him a laser and be done with it?

    Also, turtles are defying laws of physics outright. Fun to watch, outright laughable when your brain kicks in. And O’Neil with a phone camera? That’s just pathetic for her credentials or this also a new beginning for her.

  4. I am super pumped for this movie! I was worried at first but it’s lookign awesoem!

  5. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo michael bay nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo whoever he pawned off on doing this noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  6. I’m down for this it does look fun. I feel like TNMNTs are some of the trickiest characters (ala fantastic 4) to pull off on screen. I have deep nostalgia based off my experiences with the early 90′s movies. I don’t think they look “great”, but I’m down to see this.

  7. I really don’t see how TMNT could get any wore treatment than it has already gotten online by perverse sickos like Akabur. Really, his stuff killed my childhood.

  8. was that shredder???? because I thought I saw Megatron with a giant swiss army knife….. Thanks Michael Bay! For making me hate myself for watching this when I finally decide to

    • +19083927139 literally just watched it 2 mins ago and jumped on here to unleash my distaste for it…

  9. The obsession with ‘taking it to the next level’ has set in.

    I’m so exhausted just trying to explain why this is @$$ when countless flatliners will pay for this nonsense.

    F it. Will not see. Moving on.



      • Why does that matter? So there’s a “real” Shredder. Apparently the Turtles will be facing off against some robot anyway, so why exactly should we care? I get to think in the back of my mind, oh but hey at least they acknowledged the traditional Shredder? Big deal. I could get the same effect by reminiscing about the old films and cartoon while watching this. It doesn’t invalidate anyone’s beef with this.

  11. Personally I’m lookin toward to this new TMNT movie. It looks the nuts! I can’t wait to see it. I just wish people would stop moaning about petty things… So what if the outfits have changed… They look wicked. So what if shredder is bigger… He still gonna get his head caved in. And who gives a flying F if April uses a camera phone… I’m sure we will all be too busy lookin at Megan’s sexy butt to give a dam so just enjoy April’s sexy new look… It’s a definite improvement on the first movie so just sit back and enjoy the ride.

  12. Just to be clear, everything with the turtles I think looks great (although I still don’t care for that Donatello design) it’s everything ELSE that looks really bad still. Just like the Transformers movies, I’m loving every moment that Optimus Prime is on screen… then I have to sit through a half hour of bad jokes and crass humor.

  13. This is going to be a predictable, forgettable movie.
    Owww, it could have been SO awesome!!! Ow why didn’t it get an awesome remake, snif snif

  14. Sorry everyone. Just watched that trailer (twice) and I must confess I’m totally pumped for this movie. I’m dragging my daughter (who enjoys the Nick show, and it’ll be a bonding of generations. I DO think the shredder we know and love is present in this flick. I believe they haven’t shied too far away from the story we all grew up with. And I dunno about you, but I saw they managed to stick in “teenage mutant” for anyone who was previously upset about that. I’m going. I think we all should. Like Tom said in Jerry Maguire, “who’s comin’ with me?”
    (No judging on the fact I just quoted Tom Cruz.)

  15. I know April O’Neal is suppose to be “beautiful” an all….but…I don’t have any issues with Megan fox or anything BUT wardrobe and hair should’ve MADE her cut her hair and dye it red so she would look similar to APRIL O’NEAL and NOT so much like…Megan fox!!!!!…April O,Neal’s hair is shoulder length NOT long and flowing like MEGAN FOX’s hair!!!!….I’m fine with the turtles BUT MEGAN FOX?! NOOOOOOO!!!! April’s hair should be short and sassy like in the old cartoons or the FIRST MOVIE,the second MOVIE April O’Neal’s hair WAS LONG but she gets a pass since she wasn’t MEGAN FOX!!!!!!!!

  16. Now I don’t know if the bald man that Fichtner is talking to is the real Shredder, but it was reported that Mos Def was playing Baxter Stockman. What if in this revamped version, that is Stockman and he is the creator of the Shredder suit?

  17. This actually wouldn’t be too bad if Bay could just give that camera a rest. That constant whirling and moving just wears you out.

  18. Why is Donatello wearing a proton pack?

  19. In the international trailer William Fichtner character says, “I’ve upgraded YOUR armor”

  20. We’ve got the turtles, we’ve got Splinter, we’ve got Shredder, and we’ve got April O’Neil….BUT WHERE THE HECK IS CASEY JONES?!?!?!

  21. http://robotunicornattack.us
    Upon loading up the game and probably startling Google Chrome itself with the absurdness of what I was playing, the word disappointment temporarily fell out of my vocabulary because after even 30 seconds of playing my head was filled with rainbows, amazement, and awe at how simultaneously simple and entertaining the experience was. Aside from the frightening array of colours that would distress even the hardiest of retinas, everything about this game is unbelievably simple and easy to grasp. Taking the fact that you are a mechanical unicorn as given, you are thrown into a bubblegum world of fantasy and sparkle which, upon witnessing it with your own eyes, will make you understand what those Skittles talk about when they bang on about ”tasting the rainbow”. As a robot unicorn, your job is to simply run endlessly across terrain, jumping intermittently when the ground beneath you ends and landing on the next platform. The jumps become increasingly difficult as you progress, with terrain and giant star-shaped obstacles getting in your way.

  22. Dude wrong topic