TMNT Filmmakers Want Some Familiar Faces For The Sequel

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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Abary - 7/24/2014, 7:20 PM
Aww, they think people actually care about a sequel.

That's cute.
Jlocklin - 7/24/2014, 7:24 PM
I know, right?
DCGuy - 7/24/2014, 7:25 PM
LMAO this is gonna bomb
JAC - 7/24/2014, 7:26 PM
Butthurt TMNT nerds above and below.
Jlocklin - 7/24/2014, 7:27 PM
But it will undoubtedly be the sequel the fans deserve that will put right all the wrong from the first instalment (Titans anyone?) and then turn out to be worse.
TelaVizion - 7/24/2014, 7:27 PM
There is no way this movie can bomb
PymParticle - 7/24/2014, 7:28 PM
I'm not interested if the Mandarin is not involved
BlackIceJoe - 7/24/2014, 7:31 PM
Bebop and Rocksteady aren't really from the comics. They were made for the TMNT tv show. So why not use Leatherhead instead. As for Casey Jones I hope they find someone good to play him.
incepshawn - 7/24/2014, 7:32 PM
The footage they showed today got great reactions in Hall H. I loved it and think a lot of people are going to 180 on this film for sure.
SuperDude001 - 7/24/2014, 7:33 PM
Well based on who they cast in the first film, I'm guessing Casey Jones will be Channing Tatum, and Bebop and Rocksteady will be Patton Oswalt and Ray Romano.
NicolausCopernicus - 7/24/2014, 7:40 PM
just do a crossover with power rangers
staypuffed - 7/24/2014, 7:42 PM
Casey Jones!
Null - 7/24/2014, 7:46 PM
Let's not put the cart before the horse. Lol
MisterHolmes - 7/24/2014, 7:52 PM
even though this movie looks not great, its still the only kive action Turtles im getting so ill b watching this Opening NIght, im pretty pumped
Jollem - 7/24/2014, 7:55 PM
casey jones is a must. are you kidding me?
Jollem - 7/24/2014, 7:58 PM
i'd like to see these turtles with their attitudes crack wise and go up against bebop 'n rocksteady

baxter stockman. krang. there's so much
SuperCat - 7/24/2014, 7:58 PM
What @ Jollem said. Plus, I think the movie will be a huge success.
GhostSurfer - 7/24/2014, 8:02 PM
CM Punk for Casey Jones. Bautista was great as Drax and Punk is a million times more charismatic and brilliant than big Dave. Plus, his personality and line delivery was born to do Casey Jones.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/24/2014, 8:02 PM
I actually wanna see this film.
Jollem - 7/24/2014, 8:06 PM
there's so many characters and potential plot points. lots of enemies and allies

@SuperKitty - dizzitto
blackandyellow - 7/24/2014, 8:06 PM
This will make enough cash to justify a sequel. The only CBM I see bombing is Sin City 2.
batmanvsuperman - 7/24/2014, 8:07 PM
yall crazy this movie will be amazing and a huge success and most of yall will eat your words..mark my words
johnblake - 7/24/2014, 8:10 PM
My personal opinion is that TMNT live action movies should be period movies set in the late 80s early 90s. I just feel it would set the tone a little better. I mean NY was way more grimy back then.
SuperCat - 7/24/2014, 8:12 PM
@ B&Y

Damn. I totally forgot that movie is coming out next month. Think you're right.
ShelfPorn - 7/24/2014, 8:21 PM
Every single TMNT movie everyone asks for them and each and every time the creative teams are like nah. Hopefully if there is a sequel they will have better special effects and CGI because this movie looks horrendous right now. The Scooby Doo movies looked more real... 0-:-/
RangerStorm44 - 7/24/2014, 8:33 PM
@AgentEX You sure dude because so far I've seen nothing but negativity from fans on Ign who showed nothing but disgust for the film but if the hall H people were happy then that's great
fortycals - 7/24/2014, 8:35 PM
Forget tmnt, give me usagi. The original tmnt is all I need. I'm ready for a period piece for the wandering rabbit ronin. The world is ready. It should be seven samurai meets dark crystal.
BeyondTheGrave - 7/24/2014, 8:46 PM
They do realize most fans want it to crash and burn...along with Bay's career right?
Namor - 7/24/2014, 8:50 PM
Awesome, i've said this like 3or4 times on this site all ready. I all ready cast Rat King. I want Jackie Earle Haley to play him.
Namor - 7/24/2014, 8:52 PM
This movie looks awesome. I don't know what trailors some of you been watching. I have friends calling me to ask me if I seen the trailor yet, which rarley happens. It looks really good!
ibravosp5 - 7/24/2014, 8:52 PM
Let's hope that this movie is good guardians if the galaxy has a 100% rating on Rotton tomatoes right now
Namor - 7/24/2014, 8:54 PM
Rat King, Leatherhead, Baxter Stockman, Bebop and Rocksteady , Krang, Metalhead, and of course Casey Jones. For the most part, these are the musts if for a TMNT franchise.. They got quite a rogues gallery, its about time they use it.
Namor - 7/24/2014, 8:56 PM
Bebop bitch smacked Capt Cold and stole his shades.
Namor - 7/24/2014, 8:57 PM
@OmegaDaGod- What do you think of my Fancast of Jackie Earle Haley for Rat King? Could it work?
jimdotbeep - 7/24/2014, 9:05 PM
It just goes to show how stupid and out of touch Hollywood is.
LancerEvo - 7/24/2014, 9:19 PM
I'd prefer Karai over Bebop & Rocksteady to be honest.
Namor - 7/24/2014, 9:27 PM
@OmegaDaGod- Rat King wasen't a scientist, that I can remember?
XK1D - 7/24/2014, 9:28 PM
I know people don't think so but I'm sure there will be more tmnt films to come.
sianirudh94 - 7/24/2014, 9:30 PM
Casey, Bebop and Rocksteady, Kraang, Triceratons, the Fugitoid! So many characters to add! :D
Namor - 7/24/2014, 9:31 PM
@LancerEvo- Really? I might agree if they had been used in live action before but they never have and its long over do. They are in the opening credits for petes sake of the original cartoon. But Karai could be used at some point and i'd be happy.

Still want Rat King the most. Rats freak me out and he always kinda freaked me
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