The cherished Turtles and their guide, Splinter, return in a fresh origin tale in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
The film displays breathtaking visual effects along with a lighthearted tone as the Turtles unite to protect New York City.
Paramount is banking on the film’s triumph, having already approved a sequel and a connecting series for Nickelodeon and Paramount+.
In a little over a week, we’ll be descending into the sewers and enjoying pizza with the Heroes in a Half Shell when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, directed by Jeff Rowe and Kyler Spears, makes its debut in cinemas. This entirely new backstory presents us once again to Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michaelangelo, and their coach, Splinter.
After several years of subterranean training, the Ninja Turtles ascend to the surface to affirm their heroism and encounter a variety of adversaries including Leatherhead (voiced by Rose Byrne), Bebop (Seth Rogen) and Rocksteady (John Cena), and Ice Cube’s Superfly. The trailer provides a glimpse of the spectacular artwork and the Turtles’ jovial attitude as they realize that their unity as siblings is crucial to rescuing New York City.
The creative team behind Mutant Mayhem comprises Rowe, Rogen, together with his longtime associate, Evan Goldberg, as well as Dan Hernandez (known for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu) and Benji Samit (The Addams Family 2).
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Paramount evidently believes that Mutant Mayhem will be a successful venture. A sequel has already been sanctioned, which is yet to be scheduled, alongside a “bridging” series set to air on Nickelodeon and Paramount+. The Tales of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has already been commissioned for two seasons, with the show set in the timeline between the first film and its sequel. Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, and Brady Noon will reprise their roles as the iconic turtles, with showrunners Chris Yost and Alan Wan overseeing the project. “Revitalizing this franchise has been a long journey, and we are thrilled to continue enriching the beloved ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ universe and presenting fresh adventures to families and fans,” stated Ramsey Naito, president of Paramount Animation & Nickelodeon Animation.
Adding to this, the interest in the Heroes in a Half Shell has resurfaced at popular levels, resulting in the original animated series from 1987 being available for streaming on Nickelodeon, as well as on Nickelodeon-branded channels and digital platforms globally. All 193 episodes of the show, which ran for nine years, will be accessible.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem emerges from the sewers and hits the big screen on August 2. Watch the final trailer below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
What is the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie about?
The new movie, titled ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’, is a fresh origin story for the Turtles. In the film, we see the Turtles and their mentor Splinter emerging from their training in the underground sewers, establishing themselves as heroes, and facing a host of villains to protect New York City.
Who are the directors and key creatives involved in the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’?
The movie is directed by Jeff Rowe and Kyler Spears. Other creative minds include Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Dan Hernandez (known for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu), and Benji Samit (The Addams Family 2).
Who are the villains in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’?
The Ninja Turtles find themselves up against a variety of adversaries, including characters like Leatherhead (voiced by Rose Byrne), Bebop (Seth Rogen), Rocksteady (John Cena), and Ice Cube’s character, Superfly.
What are Paramount’s plans for the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ franchise?
Paramount has already greenlit a sequel for ‘Mutant Mayhem’ and a connecting series for Nickelodeon and Paramount+, titled ‘Tales of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. This series will take place between the events of the first movie and its sequel.
When and where can I watch ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’?
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ will be released in theaters on August 2.