Cowabunga it is, then. According to a recent write-up from The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is planning on expanding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into a number of film sequels, as well as a television series. This news comes ahead of the upcoming release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which is set to hit theaters on August 2.
Just as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is about to release, it’s reported Paramount is planning even more films and a new series.
There is no word at this time how these scheduled plans could be impacted by the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes which are currently raging in Hollywood, preventing almost any production from continuing on schedule. Apparently Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies feel confident enough about their currently slated line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles projects to announce them in spite of the strikes, meaning the studios have likely put a lot of time, money, and effort into the continued success of the franchise.
The computer-generated animated film, Mutant Mayhem has not yet reached the box office, though fan fare for the upcoming film seems to be incredibly high, with people of all ages expected to flock to the theater to see the incredible animation style bring the combined Turtle Power of the team to life on the big screen.
This marks the very first time in TMNT history that the four teenage turtles have been voiced by actual teenagers…
Director Jeff Rowe is expected to stay on to helm the upcoming sequel, though obviously no plot details have been revealed about the upcoming installment at this time.
In addition to Mutant Mayhem, a series called Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is currently in the works over at Paramount+, with Chris Yost and Alan Wan tapped to executive produce and serve as co-showrunners. The studio plans to completely reinvigorate the TMNT franchise through their new installments, bringing the action, adventure, and delicious sewer pizza to a whole new generation of viewers.
The four turtles will be voiced by Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu and Brady Noon in both the film franchise and television series, which promises to see each of the brothers branch out into their own side stories and solo adventures, independent from the team.
This marks the very first time in TMNT history that the four teenage turtles have been voiced by actual teenagers, which the team behind the film hopes will serve to provide a youthful exuberance to the performances.
In addition to the voice talent behind the four turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is expected to have an all-star cast of supporting voices, including Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito, Rose Byrne, John Cena, The Bear‘s Ayo Edebiri, and legendary action comedy performer, Jackie Chan.
Writer and producer Seth Rogen is also joining the voice team in the role of Bebop. With all these incredible performers and more attached to the visually stunning project, it’s safe to assume Mutant Mayhem will be a major hit.
Mutant Mayhem’s Release
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem premieres in theaters on August 2, with more details surrounding the extended franchise sure to follow soon thereafter. With any luck, fans of the classic franchise may be in for an embarrassment of riches.