Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villain Spinoff Movies Are Coming

By James Brizuela | 3 months ago

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe is about to get a lot more crowded. Not that that’s a bad thing. Viacom made some major announcements during their Investor’s Day, and one had everything to do with the TMNT. Even though Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are currently working on a brand new CGI-animated film, it has been announced that there will also be some spin-off films that follow, but this time surrounding the villains of the franchise.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are like Batman, in that they have their own rich rogues gallery to choose from. These spin-off films will have a tough time choosing which villain is worth getting some more screen time. Of course, the main baddie is Shredder, but there are Bebop and Rocksteady, Krang, Rat King, Karai, and Baxter Stockman, just to name a few. I think we all need to see a rebooted Tokka and Rahzar.

This new announcement of these villain spin-off shows arent going to be directly or indirectly related to Rogen’s new film, but they have been stated to be a larger part of the new plan for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It sounds as if every single franchise might be wanting to adapt their own rich universes that could eventually turn into a multiverse of some sort. There have been some TMNT and Batman comics, so let’s fast forward to a live-action version of this team-up.

Rogen’s CGI-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is going to be focused primarily on the “teenage” aspect of their story, so this could be more of an origin story that is likely to be cultivated. This would make a ton more sense that the villains would then get their own origin stories that can be seen as chapters in a much larger TMNT universe. Everyone loves some good backstories.

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The new animated film is slated to release sometime in 2023, and these brand new spin-off films are also going to be premiering in 2023, and exclusively streamed on Paramount+. It sounds as of Viacom and the streaming platform are aiming to secure some big-time clout with the franchises they have acquired and are continuing to acquire. There’s no doubt that adding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will certainly bring in loads of new viewers.

There is also another live-action version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles currently being worked on by Saturday Night Live writer, Colin Jost. Whether or not his vision has anything to do with the above-mentioned films has yet to be revealed, but it could be time for the new and old turtles to reunite for some grand fight against the many iterations of Shredder.

With both the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated film and several villain movies ready to kick their way into our homes in 2023, it seems as if things are looking up for the TMNT. We can all finally move past the gigantic and oddly looking live-action versions from 2014 and 2016. Those films just didn’t have enough cowabunga to them.