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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Images Reveal a Revamped April, Splinter and More

Paramount’s first trailer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mutant Mayhem gives a detailed look at the characters and classic franchise.

Producer Seth Rogen’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gives new details on April O’Neil and Splinter.

These images are from the first trailer for Mutant Mayhem. These striking screenshots show April O’Neil’s meeting at Turtles, Splinter’s new Jheri curl, and a sturdier Bebop and Rocksteady. Although there have been many different versions of the foursome, many of which arrived after Nickelodeon purchased the franchise for $60m back in 2009. The images show the creative potential of the new feature by Jeff Rowe and Kyler. Check out the new images.

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TMNT: Mutant Mayhem Cast

Rogen has released the voice cast ahead of Mutant Mayhem’s first trailer. It includes Paul Rudd playing Mondo Gecko and John Cena portraying Rocksteady. Giancarlo Esposito plays Baxter Stockman while Jackie Chan portrays Splinter. Rogen is the voice actor. Micah Abbey (Donatello), Shamon Brown Jr. (Michelangelo), Nicolas Canto, Nicolas Canto (Leonardo), and Brady Noon are the turtles. The film will also feature Hannibal Buress’ Genghis Frog and Rose Byrne’s Leatherhead, Ice Cube’s Superfly, Natasia demetriou’s Wingnut, Post Malone’s Ray Fillet, and Maya Rudolph’s Cynthia Utrom. Ayo Edebiri, the Bear‘s voiceover for April O’Neil is also included.

Paramount Pictures also released the official synopsis of the film along with the trailer. The summary says that the Turtle brothers, who had been sheltered for years from the outside world, set out to win New Yorkers’ hearts with their heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil assists them in taking on a mysterious criminal syndicate. But they soon find themselves in trouble when an army mutant unleashes them.

Who made TMNT Mutant Mayhem?

Seth Rogen is the producer of the animated feature. He also serves as his long-time producing and writing partner, Evan Goldberg, alongside James Weaver. Spears and Rowe are relative newcomers to the helm, the former only having previously directed the animated feature The Mitchells vs the Machines in which he was a storyboard artist. They were based on a screenplay written by Brendan O’Brien, Bad Neighbors’ writer.

Social media has been flooded with praises for Mutant Mayhem‘s trailer. They praise the character designs, art style, and authenticity of the teenage half-shell heroes. Some have also questioned the presence of Casey Jones the fan-favorite vigilante, who is currently absent from the official casting list. This is a notable absence considering the film’s cast list seems to be a deep dive into this franchise. The character’s appearance has not been confirmed by anyone involved in the film.

Fans can still look forward to the return of the Turtle clan to the big screen with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mutant Mayhem hitting theaters Aug. 4.

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