Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel confirmed for 2016

Posted on 11 August 2014
By Mark Langshaw
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will receive a sequel in 2016, Paramount has announced.

A follow-up to the Michael Bay-produced reboot was greenlit after the movie enjoyed a strong opening weekend at the US box office.

Ninja Turtles, which is not due for release in the UK until October, took an estimated $65 million domestically.

Bay will return to produce the sequel, along with Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, as well as script writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec.

“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,” said Paramount president Adam Goodman.

“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.”

Ninja Turtles stars Megan Fox as April O’Neil and William Fichtner as the villainous Shredder.

The eponymous reptile vigilantes and their rat sansei will be brought to life by computer graphics, with Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub spearheading the movie’s voice cast.

The sequel has a tentative release date of 3rd June, 2016.