TMNT OOTS Theatrical Poster
Release date: June 3, 2016
Gross: 12,500,000
Budget: $135,000,000
Director Dave Green
Writers: Josh Appelbaum, Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, André Nemec
Music by: Steve Jablonsky

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (previously known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell) is an American 3D science fiction action comedy film, directed by Dave Green, based on the franchise of the same name. It's the sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Paramount Pictures and will be written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, starring Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, Brian Tee, Tyler Perry and Laura Linney. Principal photography on the film began on April 27, 2015 in New York City. The film was released in theaters on June 3, 2016 in 3D and IMAX 3D as the previous film.


The Ninja Turtles comes into conflict with T.C.R.I. scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman with the association of the Foot Clan and the return of the Shredder, who has hired Stockman to create mutants of their own in the form of Bebop and Rocksteady and an unknown invasion above New York City. To prevent the end of the world, the turtles and their human friends April O'Neil and Vern Fenwick comes to the aid with vigilante Casey Jones.




After the 2014 film exceeded box office expectations, Paramount and Nickelodeon officially announced a sequel was greenlit, and due to be released in theatres on June 3, 2016,[3] with plans to incorporate the characters of Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady.[4] Jonathan Liebesman and Brad Fuller were also interested in doing a storyline that involved Dimension X.[5]

In December 2014, it was revealed Paramount was in early negotiations with Earth to Echo]] director Dave Green to helm the sequel, also revealing Jonathan Liebesman was no longer apart of the project.[6] Megan Fox and Will Arnett were confirmed to be returning as April O'Neil and Vern Fenwick respectively, as well as the Shredder returning and Bebop and Rocksteady debuting in the movie.[7] In an interview, William Fichtner indicated he would likely be returning as Eric Sacks for the sequel.[8] Production was confirmed to start in April 2015,[9] along with the castings of Alessandra Ambrosio and several members of the Los Angeles Clippers.[10][11] On March 31, Stephen Amell was cast as Casey Jones, after test reading alongside several different actors.[12] Amell briefly discussed the role, acknowledging the character bore similarities to his Oliver Queen character from Arrow. He stated the characters are "fundamentally different" from one another, but that Jones did resemble Queen from older versions.[13] On April 23, Tyler Perry was cast as Baxter Stockman, a scientist.[14] On April 27, Brian Tee joined the cast as Shredder.[15] On April 30, Laura Linney was cast in an unspecified role[2] and UFC fighter CM Punk revealed he had auditioned for a role in the film.[16] On May 14th, Gary Anthony Williams had been cast as Bebop,[1] where on May 28th, Irish Wrestler Sheamus was confirmed to play Rocksteady.[17] On May 27th, Minae Noji was re-casted by Brittany Ishibashi as Karai.[18] In August 2015, former WWE superstar CM Punk revealed that he lost the role of Rocksteady to Sheamus.[19]

Known briefly as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell,[20] Paramount revealed in December 2015 that the title had officially been changed to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.


Filming began in April in New York City and Buffalo, spending about $70 million in the state.[21] Principal photography on the film began on April 27, 2015 in New York City when the film crew was spotted filming in Midtown Manhattan.[22] Filming in Buffalo began on location on May 4, 2015 along the Kensington Expressway[23][24] and ended May 17, 2015.[25] Principal photography concluded in August 2015.[26][27]



Concept art of Bebop and Rocksteady was shown at Paramount Pictures’ CinemaCon panel on April 22, 2015.[28] A 14-second teaser of the trailer was released by Stephen Amell on December 9, 2015.[29] The full trailer debuted the following day.[30][31]


Fichtner revealed in an interview that he has signed on for three TMNT films.[32] Noel Fisher also revealed in an interview that all four of the turtle actors have signed on for three films as well.[33]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ross A. Lincoln. Gary Anthony Williams Mutates Into ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ - Deadline. Deadline.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Laura Linney Joining 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' (Exclusive). The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' sequel set for 2016. Entertainment Weekly's
  4. Ben Kendrick. ‘TMNT’ Filmmakers Want Bebop, Rocksteady, & Casey Jones for Sequels. Screen Rant.
  5. Kofi Outlaw. ‘TMNT’ Filmmakers Talk Aliens & Dimension X in ‘Ninja Turtles’ Sequels. Screen Rant.
  6. 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' Eyes 'Earth to Echo' Director Dave Green (Exclusive) - TheWrap. TheWrap.
  7. Ninja Turtles 2 Bebop and Rocksteady: They'll Appear In the Sequel. Slashfilm.
  8. MovieWeb (24 December 2014). William Fichtner Talks Shredder and ‘Ninja Turtles 2’ - EXCLUSIVE. MovieWeb.
  9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 to shoot next month. Den of Geek.
  10. Alessandra Ambrosio Ninja Turtles: VS Model Joins Sequel. Slashfilm.
  11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Is Adding A Few NBA Stars.
  12. Justin Kroll. ‘Arrow’s’ Stephen Amell to Star in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ - Variety. Variety.
  13. Luke Owen. Stephen Amell talks Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Flickering Myth.
  14. Justin Kroll. Tyler Perry Joins ‘TMNT 2′ as Baxter Stockman - Variety. Variety.
  15. Laura Prudom. ‘TMNT 2′ Casts Shredder: Brian Tee Plays Turtles’ Villainous Nemesis - Variety. Variety.
  16. CM Punk Auditions For Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
  17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: First Look At Bebop And Rocksteady.
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  19. CM Punk Talks Losing 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Role To Sheamus, WWE Shop Sale, Xavier Woods.
  20. Dave McNary. Tyler Perry in 'Brain on Fire': Actor Joins Chloe Grace Moretz - Variety. Variety. Retrieved on August 14, 2015.
  21. "'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' to film in New York City and Buffalo, bringing an estimated $70 million in spending",, March 20, 2015. Retrieved on March 21, 2015.
  22. "First look at ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja 2′ filming in NYC!",, April 29, 2015. Retrieved on April 29, 2015.
  23. "‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ crew thanks city for “incredible experience”",, April 17, 2015. Retrieved on April 17, 2015.
  24. Cowabunga! “Ninja Turtles” action starts Monday on the Kensington - The Buffalo News. Retrieved on May 2, 2015.
  25. "Buffalo to be taken over by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for two weeks",, April 15, 2015. Retrieved on April 17, 2015.
  26. "'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' Currently In The Works; 'Half Shell' Updates You Might Have Missed",, August 3, 2015. Retrieved on August 11, 2015.
  27. The Street Transcripts. "Viacom (VIA) Earnings Report: Q3 2015 Conference Call Transcript", The Street, August 6, 2015. Retrieved on August 11, 2015.
  28. Jonathon Dornbush (April 22, 2015). Bebop and Rocksteady are coming to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on December 10, 2015.
  29. Spencer Perry (December 9, 2015). First Footage from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows!. Retrieved on December 10, 2015.
  30. Mary Sollosi (December 9, 2015). See the first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on December 10, 2015.
  31. Silas Lesnick (December 10, 2015). The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Trailer!. Retrieved on December 10, 2015.
  32. WILLIAM FICHTNER ON CROSSING LINES & TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Flicks And The City. Retrieved on October 1, 2014.
  33. "Noel Fisher Talks Mikey in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' EXCLUSIVE",, August 16, 2014. Retrieved on August 15, 2014.

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  • My Film Review On Out of the Shadows

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    • Tarrlok's the REAL Hero wrote: In fact I firmly believe that Eric Sacks was going to be Oroku Saki reincarnate and Splinter was Hamato Yo...
    • Nah. Saki isn’t better. All cgi turtle models didn’t look like duck tale rejects. The mirage version want better and tint 2014 wasn’t t...
  • Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop

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    • Anton Zeck is really more the shows thing, this movie is something completely all it's own and different. Besides Anton Zeck and I...
    • While his NAME will be Anton Zeck, he'll still be different from his 2012 incarnation. He'll still be Bebop, though.
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