Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem director Jeff Rowe says that early variations of the film included Shredder.
While you consider the assorted villains of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you doubtless consider Shredder. Though the chief of the Foot Clan has been the arch-enemy of the Turtles for many years, Shredder received’t be featured in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, however that wasn’t all the time the case.
Whereas talking with io9, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem director Jeff Rowe revealed that early variations of the film included Shredder as the primary villain.
“The early model of the movie [was] very completely different from what you’re seeing on display,” Rowe mentioned. “They have been simply in highschool the complete film. Shredder was the villain. After which a part of the method of creating this—and that’s one of many wonderful issues about animation—is since you don’t need to do a live-action shoot on a compressed schedule, you could have a number of time to make selections and just remember to’re making the greatest resolution. And we dropped a few of that out. Perhaps midway by we’re like, ‘It might probably’t be Shredder. He’s a human. It’s an excessive amount of, too quickly. He’s too massive of a presence.’“
As an alternative of Shredder, Mutant Mayhem provides the villain function to Superfly, who seeks to unleash mutant dominance over people. Paramount Photos and Nickelodeon Films have already introduced that they’re creating a sequel in addition to an animated collection for Paramount+, titled Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is able to join the 2 films. Jeff Rowe has beforehand mentioned that Shredder will pop up in that sequel.
“After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers got down to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as regular youngsters by heroic acts,” reads the official synopsis for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. “Their new buddy April O’Neil helps them tackle a mysterious crime syndicate, however they quickly get in over their heads when a military of mutants is unleashed upon them.“
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem options the voices of Nicolas Cantu as Leonardo, Brady Midday as Raphael, Micah Abbey as Donatello, and Shamon Brown Jr. as Michelangelo. The movie additionally stars Jackie Chan as Grasp Splinter, Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil, Seth Rogen as Bebop, John Cena as Rocksteady, Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog, Rose Byrne as Leatherhead, Ice Dice as Superfly, Submit Malone as Ray Fillett, Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko, Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom, Natasia Demetrious as Wingnut, and Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman. Jeff Rowe directed the film and in addition co-wrote the script alongside Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Dan Hernandez, and Benji Samit.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will hit theaters on August 2nd.