TMNT Filmmakers Want Some Familiar Faces For The Sequel
In a SDCC interview with Screenrant, director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Brad Fuller namedrop some fan-favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters that they wish they could have utilized for this film, and would very much like to for the next..
Many fans were disappointed when they heard Hockey mask-wearing vigilante (and potential love interest for April O'Neil) Casey Jones wouldn't be appearing in the Michael Bay produced TMNT reboot, but, as you can tell from the article thumbnail, he's one if the characters the filmmakers would liked to have included -- the others being Shredder's mutated henchmen from the cartoon series, Bebop and Rocksteady. While chatting with Screenrant, Jonathan Liebesman and Brad Fuller don't reveal specific plans for any potential sequel, but apparently Fuller was "very clear that Platinum Dunes wants to utilize existing franchise characters – should they get the chance to make further live-action TMNT movies."
Fuller: We’re just finishing the movie but we all wish that we could put everything into the movie. We all have other characters that we wish we could have had in this movie.
Liebesman: Casey Jones.
Fuller: Casey Jones. Bebop and Rocksteady. We had those conversations throughout development of this movie but we’re launching this movie now in two weeks. Hopefully everybody feels the same way we do [about it]. We love them"
Of course there's no guarantee there will be a sequel yet, but even if it's absolutely awful (and by all accounts it isn't), can you imagine a live-action TMNT movie NOT raking it in at the box office? Anyway, I think Jones is a must...the other two I can take or leave. Which other characters would you guys like to see pop up in future films?
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