'Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles' Sequel Coming In 2016
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles just hit the box office last weekend and Paramount is already announcing its sequel.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel
Paramount decided that a sequel was in the cards after Turtles’ $65 million opening weekend, which saw it take the top spot at the box office despite poor reviews from film critics.
"Launching a new take on the Turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the Turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before," Paramount Film Group President Adam Goodman said in the statement, according to Deadline. "The result exceeded our high expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, making it all the more fun to get started on the continuation of their story."
Along with studio’s announcement that they’ll be putting out a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, is the news that Michael Bay will be back as the producer. Screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will also be returning to pen the sequel, though it's uncertain whether or not director Jonathan Libesman will be back to adapt their script.
It's also unknown if Megan Fox will reprise her role as journalist April O'Neil or if Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Johnny Knoxville (Leonardo) and Jeremy Howard (Donatello) will be back to voice their respective crime-fighting turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is slated to hit theaters June 3, 2016.