It was in October 2009, nickelodeon bought the rights of the franchise TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES from its co-creator Peter laird. Just before this deal, a TMNT movie was announced.
The film was released on August 8, 2014. It was a box office success, grossing over $485 million worldwide against its 125 million dollars budget, and becoming Nickelodeon Movies' highest grossing film.
On August 10, 2014, Paramount announced that a sequel will be released on June 3, 2016, with Michael Bay returning as producer and Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec coming back as screenwriters and executive producers. Fox and Arnett are expected to return in the sequel along with the character Shredder.
In December 2014, it was revealed that Dave Green, director of Earth to Echo, is in talks to direct the sequel. Green was confirmed as the film's director three months later.
Filming began in April in New York City and Buffalo, spending about $70 million in the state. Principal photography on the film began on April 27, 2015 in New York City when the film crew was spotted filming in Midtown Manhattan. Filming in Buffalo began on May 4, 2015 along the Kensington Expressway and ended May 17, 2015.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles received various negative reviews but I loved the movie, the movie was a thrill it had all the elements a good movie needs and happy they planned a sequel to the 2014 movie. Here are some of the elements that may be present in the sequel.
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones
Canadian actor Stephen Amell, who is best known for his role as Oliver Queen in popular series "Arrow", will be playing Casey Jones in the sequel. Like the turtles, Casey Jones is a vigilante. Casey sometimes has long, dark hair, wears a hockey mask and sometimes cut-off biking gloves, and sometimes carries his weapons in a golf bag over his shoulder.
His weapons include baseball bats, golf clubs, cricket bats, and hockey sticks. He is a master of stealth, as he has never been caught by the NYPD despite his bizarre appearance. In most installments, he becomes a love interest of April O'Neil.
Bebop and rocksteady (don’t confuse it with the game developers) will be seen in Teenage mutant ninja turtles 2
Bebop and Rocksteady are employed by shredder to kill the turtles.
Tyler Perry as scientist Baxter Stockman
Tyler Perry will play the role of Baxter Stockman, who is depicted as the creator of the Mousers, machines meant to seek out and destroy sewer rats
Alan Ritchson as Raphael
Noel Fisher as Michelangelo
Pete Ploszek/Johnny Knoxville as Leonardo
Jeremy Howard as Donatello
Danny Woodburn/Tony Shalhoub as Splinter
Megan Fox as April O'Neil
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones
Will Arnett as Vern Fenwick
William Fichtner as Eric Sacks
Brian Tee as the Shredder
Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman
Brittany Ishibashi as Karai
Laura Linney as a NYPD police officer.
Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop
Sheamus as Rocksteady
two- three videos of the film shooting were leaked on the internet, here is on of them.
William Fichtner said in a interview that he and the actors playing the turtles have signed a three movie deal with nickelodeon and paramount.