Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is officially a financial hit at the box office. While some people are extremely critical about the Michael Bay-produced reboot, this didn’t stop folks from checking out the flick on the big screen last weekend.
Since TMNT is well on its way to recouping its $100 million budget, Paramount Pictures is reportedly gearing up for a sequel. According to reports, director Jonathan Liebesman is more than willing to step behind the camera for the next go-around. The next installment of the franchise should hit theaters in 2016.
Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman is beyond thrilled about the idea.
“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 question remains: Will the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie find the heroes battling enemies from the dreaded Dimension X? What’s more, will we finally get to see a cinematic version of the villainous Krang? Liebesman told Screen Rant that there’s a strong possibility the Turtles could battle the nasty little bad guy in the next movie.
“I would love to. I mean it’s not up to me. It’s up to all of us to decide.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes producer Andrew Form said one script for the reboot took a stab at introducing Dimension X. However, Liebesman explained that it was simply too much stuff for one film to handle. This suggests that Krang and his otherworldly henchmen could make an appearance in the sequel. Does this mean fan favorites Rocksteady and Bebop will show up as well? This writer certainly has his fingers crossed.
Megan Fox told Screen Rant in a separate interview that she’s down for another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick. At the time she said a follow-up wasn’t in the works, though it now seems things have changed.
“How many am I signed up for is a good question, probably 100 because I would sign any contract to be a part of the movie but I don’t know. Right now there is no real plan for a second one, I think we’ll know very soon though and I’ll definitely do it if they will have me. This turned out really well, way better than I could have ever hoped.”
Are you hoping Krang and Dimension X make an appearance in the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes movie? Did you enjoy the reboot?
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