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With a live-action reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series hitting theaters this Summer, it’s really no wonder that fans have been fairly cautious judging the footage we’ve seen so far. The movie will be produced by Michael Bay, who has left a sour taste in several peoples’ mouths with the result of his Transformers series, which has been pretty hit-or-miss to audiences and critics. Jonathan Liebesman is set to direct the movie, who previously made Battle: Los Angeles and Wrath of the Titans (two more “iffy” projects).
A couple weeks back is when the first teaser for the film was finally revealed, some four months before it is set for release. It seemed to deliver a mix of optimistic and concerning vibes, but at the same time left much to be desired. The dark and gritty tone reflects the comic book origins of TMNT in the 80’s, as well as a bit of humor that the franchise has been known for for the past two decades. The resemblance to Bay’s Transformers is uncanny, and you can see the teaser below:
It was also announced that Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shaloub were added to the cast to voice Leonardo and Splinter, respectively. It is unclear whether or not there will be more high-octave names to voice more of the characters, but we will likely see in the next month or two.
Now, four new character posters have been revealed, although they showcase each characters’ weapon, rather than the Turtles who wield them. You can see the posters below, featuring Leonardo’s katana, Michelangelo’s nunchucks, Donatello’s staff, and Raphael’s sai.
Written by Josh Sazin on 4/9/14