Four ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Teaser Posters Released

Paramount Pictures has released four teaser posters for their upcoming live action movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, showing each turtle’s hand holding his weapon of choice. The first trailer for the film was recently released and has amassed 30 million YouTube views so far; the movie will be released later this summer on August 8, 2014.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer has been met with a broad spectrum of reaction ranging from excitement to utter disbelief and disappointment. The film, which utilized actors in motion capture suits, is a mixture of live action and CGI. Each ninja turtle has a specialty weapon and wears a specific color, and the film doesn’t appear to deviate from that.

In the first poster, you can see Leonardo’s (Pete Ploszek) hand with blue material wrapped around his wrist. He holds his signature weapon, a katana. Leonardo is considered to be the leader of the Ninja Turtles. The second poster, which has an orange/yellow theme to it, features Michaelangelo (Noel Fisher) and his nunchaku.

Admit it, you were a little disappointed it wasn’t pizza.

The third Turtles poster is for Donatello (Jeremy Howard) and themed to the color purple. He holds the bō, a long wooden staff used as a weapon. In the last poster, Raphael (played by Alan Ritchson from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) holds one of two sais that he carries and is themed to the color red.

Megan Fox, who most moviegoers will recognize from the Transformers franchise made by Ninja Turtles executive producer Michael Bay, stars as reporter April O’Neil. Fan disappointment has centered largely around Bay and Fox, along with complaints that the CGI looks unrealistic. That being said, with a movie about heroes in a half shell, it’s hard to see why the film would need more of Fox’s acting ability than was seen in the Transformers films.

A bit of controversy swirled around the movie’s casting announcements last year when it was revealed that actor William Fitchner had been brought on board to play the Asian villain Shredder. In addition, all four ninja turtles and their Master Splinter are being played by Caucasian actors.

The Ninja Turtles movie was originally slated to be released on June 6, but was moved to August 8 to prevent it from competing with Transformers: Age of Extinction, which hits theaters on June 27. Will you be headed to theaters this August to check out this latest incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

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