For many years, fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been eagerly awaiting the return of their beloved turtles on the big screen.
But is TMNT coming back in 2023?
From the release date, voice actors to the storyline, here’s what we know about the essential details.
Is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Coming Back In 2023?
Yes, the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming back in 2023.
It is a new CGI-animated adventure film featuring the four Turtle Ninja brothers: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo.
The TMNT: Mutant Mayhem was announced in June 2020, a few years after the release of TMNT: Out of the Shadows (2016).
It leaves Turtle fans with different expectations of what our favorite Heroes in a Half-Shell must bring.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Release Date
The TMNT: Mutant Mayhem release date is set for August 2, 2023, Wednesday .
The release date was previously announced to be on August 4, Friday, but Paramount has decided to release the movie a bit earlier.
The Mutant Mayhem is supposed to be a part of a trilogy, the last film installment next to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and TMNT: Out of the Shadows (2016).
The storyline of TMNT: Mutant Mayhem would focus on the teenage aspect of the Turtle Heroes, according to the film's producer, Seth Rogen.
In this film, April O'Neil, a human reporter, and friend, helps the Turtle brothers with their heroic acts as they aim to be accepted by New Yorkers.
Who Makes This Movie?
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Mutant Mayhem is developed and made by Paramount Pictures, Point Grey Productions, and Nickelodeon Movies.
From Point Grey, we have Seth Rogen, James Weaver, and Evan Goldberg to work on the story production.
These producers teamed up with Ramsay Naito and Jason McConnell, who have been overseeing the project for Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation. Jeff Rowe and Kyler Spears direct the film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2023 Casts
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2023 cast is Nicolas Cantu as Leonardo, Brady Noon as Raphael, Shamon Brown Jr. as Michelangelo, and Micah Abbey as Donatello .
The action movie icon, Jackie Chan, will play Master Splinter, while Ayo Edebiri from 'The Bear' will be the human reporter, April O'Neil.
Other mutant characters who could be a friend or a foe will be Mondo Gecko (Paul Rudd), Wingnut (Natasia Demetriou), Leatherhead (Rose Byrne), and Ray Fillet (Post Malone).
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Is There A 5th Ninja Turtle?
Yes, there is a fifth Ninja Turtle aside from the classic Turtle brothers consisting of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Her name is Jennika, and she used to be a human, unlike the four brothers, who are already turtles.
Her appearance on Mutant Mayhem has yet to be confirmed, but many fans positively respond to her as the team's fifth member. Here are some cool TMNT gift ideas.
Will TMNT 2023 Be Live-Action?
No, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is a fully CG-animated film and not a live-action, contrary to the original plan for the movie.
The Ninja Turtles first appeared in a live-action film trilogy in the 1990s. But in 2007, Kevin Munroe wrote and directed the first computer-animated film of the Turtle brothers.
From 2014 to 2016, TMNT returned to a live-action reboot trilogy by Michael Bay, which Mutant Mayhem is supposed to be part of as the third installment.
Who Is Shredder In TMNT 2023?
Details about the Shredder, the fearsome main villain of the TMNT franchise, have yet to be officially revealed by the Mutant Mayhem makers.
Instead, we can expect Baxter Stockman portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito, to play the main villain in the movie.
Other characters who may cause trouble for the Turtle brothers are Genghis Frog (Hannibal Buress), Superfly (Ice Cube), and Cynthia Utrom (Maya Rudolph).
Bebop and Rocksteady, the dimwitted duo, are also present, portrayed by the movie's producer, Seth Rogen, and WWE superstar, John Cena, respectively.
Is there going to be a TMNT: The Last Ronin movie?
No, there is currently no news if TMNT: The Last Ronin will be adapted into a movie. The Last Ronin is a comic that follows the story of Michelangelo in a post-apocalyptic world after his beloved brothers and father are long gone.
However, Magnus Edlund posted a fan-made animation on the YouTube channel Speedokaggen in 2022 based on The Last Ronin's story.
Is there a yellow Ninja Turtle?
Yes, there is a yellow Ninja Turtle. She is Jennika, the fifth member of the Ninja Turtles and a former Foot assassin.
She transformed into a mutant turtle after Leonardo and Donatello gave her their blood in an attempt to save her life.
Is there an evil Ninja Turtle?
No, there is no evil Ninja Turtle among the four brothers. But there was a character named Slash introduced in the 1990s. He is sometimes presented as a villain, but he also acts as an ally to the brothers sometimes.
He was referred to as the fifth turtle before Jennika.
The release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is undoubtedly exciting news for fans of all ages.
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