After winning the box office this past weekend with a solid $65 million projected worldwide, Paramount Pictures has wasted no time in announcing a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sequel is on the way. Slated for a June 3rd, 2016 release, regardless of whether or not you liked this rendition of the famous turtles in a half-shell, a sequel is coming.
Will director Jonathan Liebesman, producer Michael Bay and some of the stars like Megan Fox and Will Arnett return? At this time, despite the fairly aggressive release date, not all the pieces are confirmed.
Bay is expected to return, as well as the screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, who will also exec produce the sequel. No word yet on Liebesman as well as the actors, but I would imagine we'll hear on that front in the not-too-distant future.
President of Paramount’s film group, Adam Goodman, stating the following on the picture:
"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. 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."
The reviews of the film seem to be very divisive. Many thought it was awful, while others appear to have found it to be mindless, fun. Regardless of your particular sentiments, it made a good amount of money and the studio has literally not wasted a moment to capitalize on that.
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