TMNT Sequel Already Confirmed For 2016

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TMNT Sequel Already Confirmed For 2016

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Paramount grabs June 3 2016 date for surprise-hit Michael Bay reboot

The Michael Bay-produced reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was widely expected to do only average, possibly disappointing business this past weekend; based on toxic advanced word of mouth, brutal reviews from critics, a stronger than anticipated holdover for Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy and a famously troubled production history that included the project at one point being shut down entirely over a poorly received script that reconceived the characters as aliens. But audience's rewarded the film with a hefty $65 million opening weekend, so a sequel has already been greenlit for June 3rd of 2016.

Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes company will once again produce the film for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon, with the same screenwriters slated to return as well. No potential story details have yet been suggested. It is not known whether director Jonathan Liebesman and (human) stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett will be asked back as well. In a statement, Paramount CEO Brad Grey praised the franchised, saying: "We are thrilled with this weekend's result, the enduring power of this franchise, and the opportunity to make another one."

The newly-chosen date places TMNT 2 to once again open one week after an expected comic-book behemoth, Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse. Though dates frequently change, the only other film currently scheduled for that date is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Sausage Party, an R-rated animated comedy about a group of supermarket food items who suffer existential crises upon discovering they have been mislead about what happens to food "lucky" enough to be purchased.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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So the Seth Rogen comedy is Foodfight but possibly good?

If the pigs want their slop, Bob, then Michael Bay will give it to them.

It made a bit of money, of course there was gonna be another one, probably a trilogy "in the works" as well.

Let 'em have another movie.
So long as they don't try for a third movie.
God, that third TMNT movie was bad. If Bay decides to follow that path...

Sausage Fest sounds infinitely more interesting then TMNT 2

Burnouts3s3:
If the pigs want their slop, Bob, then Michael Bay will give it to them.

This right here basically. The sad truth being that quality didn't have to matter. Kids wanted to see it and parents took them. Lots of parents took them. I saw Guardians of the Galaxy over this weekend and I can still remember seeing a kid wearing an orange Michelangelo mask as his dad took him in to see TMNT at my local theater. All I could think of was that kid being disappointed. But who knows maybe he loved it. We have to live in a world where Megan Fox was right. Haters gonna hate but they got their money anyway.

The newly-chosen date places TMNT 2 to once again open one week after an expected comic-book behemoth, Fox's X-Men: Apocalypse.

Okay, am I correct in assuming that this is just investor marketing and PR? "Hey, look, we totally crushed that cool other movie! People love it!", simply because they pick the second weekend of "that cool other movie".

Another brilliant uses of the turtle image to go with the news!

OT- I guessing it's gonna be like his Transformers franchise, two and three will be made and the fourth will try to be different by having different set of human characters.

Keep going to see these terrible movies and Michael Bay will keep pumping 'em out. This is the sort of thing that makes me lose faith in humanity.

Of course it is, it's a guaranteed cash-cow of a franchise, therefore it's being milked as much as possible. They've done it with X-Men, they've done it with Transformers, and they've done it with the MCU, so why wouldn't they do it here?

Burnouts3s3:
If the pigs want their slop, Bob, then Michael Bay will give it to them.

With name recognition the quality of a film really is inconsequential. There is a kind of mass-market movie that the public isn't offended or challenged by and Micheal Bay &Co produce them. I'm going to be controversial here and say that i class JJ Abrams in the same kind of league as Micheal Bay; i think his films are awful and his visual sensibilities gaudy and irritating.

wooty:
It made a bit of money, of course there was gonna be another one, probably a trilogy "in the works" as well.

perhaps an avengers style team up with Transformers as well, and don't forget the new Turtles/Transformers cinematic universe.

Hmm, I wonder what the odds are that Shia Labouef will be cast as Casey Jones.
but for the true horror of this to sink in you've got to think in 10/15 years when they reboot this series of movies again, today's children will be the ones complaining that the reboot doesn't resemble this version.

I'm sure people would like to think children are smarter than that or give them the benefit of the doubt but eh, it's hard to shake off the nostalgia of youth even if it's for something terrible.

It would appear that Megan 'Fuck Off' Fox had a point after all.

When all is said and done, the only judgement that matters a damn is the bottom line.

The true test for a film like TMNT (2014) is the merchandising and legacy. If kids continue wanting toys from this movie over those from the television series, it would demonstrate that the movie was enjoyable for children. If children demand to see this movie again (or if parents are willing to suffer through repeated viewings), then the home media sales will tell whether the series was successful on more than a financial level.

Nobody is going to memorialize this movie as anything more than disposable schlock.

remember everyone, this is not just a crap movie, its also sells ninja turtle toys and crap like gangbusters!

I really don't understand how Michael Bay keeps getting work. People point to the opening weekend figure here and say "See!" but that doesn't mean anything. It means people wanted to see a Ninja Turtles movie. There are more talented teams, working to work for cheaper, and the opening box office would be just the same, if not higher if it had critics and word of mouth behind instead of against it.

Baffles me.

Why is everybody so damn surprised by this? Every studio has its cash cow. Warner has DC, Disney has Marvel, Sony has Spidey, Fox has X-Men, Paramount has Transformers and TMNT. When they don't do a sequel they just reboot the thing.

goddammit; why must the human race let me down AGAAAAAAAAIN!?!?!?!? It will be interesting to see how next week's numbers go. This has been a really crappy summer for movies.

Adam Locking:
I really don't understand how Michael Bay keeps getting work. People point to the opening weekend figure here and say "See!" but that doesn't mean anything. It means people wanted to see a Ninja Turtles movie. There are more talented teams, working to work for cheaper, and the opening box office would be just the same, if not higher if it had critics and word of mouth behind instead of against it.

Baffles me.

That is the thing; Michael Bay's name is worthless. He's not a Stephen Spielberg or a Christopher Nolan as he can't sell on his name like they can. You need only see his passion project Pain and Gain's gross to tell that as well as The Island, the last film he made before the Transformers name. His movies sell because studios hype them due to them being PAINFULLY easy to market and make trailers for.

This isn't really unexpected. Nor is it unexpected that the movie did pretty well. It's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A series that has been going strong for a good 30 years. It's now had three different cartoon series (each of pretty good quality), several movies, toys, and even a few different comic book series.

Lots of people love the Ninja Turtles. There are plenty of new fans due to the solid series on Nickelodeon. It's not hard to imagine that at least a few of the old guard went simply due to their love of the Turtles. And I'm certain that plenty of children were excited to see the movie and enjoyed it.

ryukage_sama:
The true test for a film like TMNT (2014) is the merchandising and legacy. If kids continue wanting toys from this movie over those from the television series, it would demonstrate that the movie was enjoyable for children. If children demand to see this movie again (or if parents are willing to suffer through repeated viewings), then the home media sales will tell whether the series was successful on more than a financial level.

Nobody is going to memorialize this movie as anything more than disposable schlock.

There is truth in this statement. Will this movie stand the test of time? Will people still enjoy watching it down the line? I can't say. I can say that I still enjoy the original movie. I know my parents could even enjoy it, too. I know I am a Turtle fan and have friends who are to.

Still not planning to see this movie.

Scarim Coral:
Another brilliant uses of the turtle image to go with the news!

OT- I guessing it's gonna be like his Transformers franchise, two and three will be made and the fourth will try to be different by having different set of human characters.

Its more like they dont wanna fight the other cool movie for tickets. Go after is a safer bet when everybody is hyped after X-Men and more likely to go see the Turtles.

Of cource if TMNT is good this year then everybody will see the sequel. Gosh i cant wait for its release over here in Europe :))))

To be totally fair, Bay wasn't even the one who directed this. Doesn't help the film much, but there is little point in dragging his name across the mud even more than it already has.

That being said, despite the reviews, a lot of people apparently enjoyed it. And if those people all end up buying tickets for the sequel down the road, then it will have passed the test of time by default. The Transformers movies were the same way.

Zhukov:
It would appear that Megan 'Fuck Off' Fox had a point after all.

She always did. And so did Michael Bay, who said they'd watch it anyway.

Adam Locking:
I really don't understand how Michael Bay keeps getting work. People point to the opening weekend figure here and say "See!" but that doesn't mean anything. It means people wanted to see a Ninja Turtles movie. There are more talented teams, working to work for cheaper, and the opening box office would be just the same, if not higher if it had critics and word of mouth behind instead of against it.

Baffles me.

It means they wanted to see a Ninja Turtles movie. And they weren't put off by Steroid Turtles with weird faces. And they weren't put off by Michael Bay. And they weren't put off by the marketing. And it's not just TMNT. It's everything. After three Transformer movies, people still packed in for a fourth. This indicates that they're okay with the product. Okay enough to pay money for it opening weekend. Either that, or they're willing to pay money to complain opening weekend. This is a pretty good sign of approval.

However, for this movie, he was only the producer. Producers tend not to be the people who get fired or lose work.

Johnny Novgorod:
Why is everybody so damn surprised by this? Every studio has its cash cow. Warner has DC, Disney has Marvel, Sony has Spidey, Fox has X-Men, Paramount has Transformers and TMNT. When they don't do a sequel they just reboot the thing.

Because people don't want it to be true. They've been declaring this thing a failure for months and don't want to come to grips with the fact that no amount of hatred can change the amount of cash it was pretty much guaranteed to bring in. Same reason people declared Spider-Man dead after ASM2 (and by next year, we'll have like 30 spinoffs announced at this rate despite that). Same reason people were surprised TF4 was being made.

Captcha: Check Your Coat.

No way, captcha. I'm not falling for that again.

Mahorfeus:
To be totally fair, Bay wasn't even the one who directed this. Doesn't help the film much, but there is little point in dragging his name across the mud even more than it already has.

While it's true, the movie is so much in Bay's style it's hard to imagine his hand wasn't in every part of the movie.

I tried to find a clip of Penguin's Big No from Batman Returns to express my feelings, but I couldn't. So . . .

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Though dates frequently change, the only other film currently scheduled for that date is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's Sausage Party, an R-rated animated comedy about a group of supermarket food items who suffer existential crises upon discovering they have been mislead about what happens to food "lucky" enough to be purchased.

For a second there, I thought I was reading The Onion.
Yes, this sounds much more exciting.

Zachary Amaranth:

Mahorfeus:
To be totally fair, Bay wasn't even the one who directed this. Doesn't help the film much, but there is little point in dragging his name across the mud even more than it already has.

While it's true, the movie is so much in Bay's style it's hard to imagine his hand wasn't in every part of the movie.

I think the included image pretty much summarizes my feelings on this...

GamerMage:

Zachary Amaranth:

Mahorfeus:
To be totally fair, Bay wasn't even the one who directed this. Doesn't help the film much, but there is little point in dragging his name across the mud even more than it already has.

While it's true, the movie is so much in Bay's style it's hard to imagine his hand wasn't in every part of the movie.

I think the included image pretty much summarizes my feelings on this...

I'm not seeing an image.

Bad sheep baaaad don't throw your money away at bad movies!

It is how ever hilarious that, as im typing this, im watching the two good movies(and one ok one) from the 90s on DisneyXD.

Adam Locking:
I really don't understand how Michael Bay keeps getting work. People point to the opening weekend figure here and say "See!" but that doesn't mean anything. It means people wanted to see a Ninja Turtles movie. There are more talented teams, working to work for cheaper, and the opening box office would be just the same, if not higher if it had critics and word of mouth behind instead of against it.

Baffles me.

No, it really would not.

You have to understand that people with critical opinions of movies are in the minority. Overall only a small percentile of the population will research a movie and make judgements about a film that will impact on their decision to see it or stay home. Critical approval or panning means jack all: especially when a film is partially marketed to kids, because regardless of what the parents think the kids will nag them to death until the parents decide to get it over with.

Hollywood is the kind of industry which is almost impossible to break into, but once you're established it's almost impossible to oust you. Michael Bay has had his name attached to big name films for decades now, so he's a picture of success in the minds of industry execs.

I won't care at all unless this causes the current Nick series to end in favor of a more Bay-ian interpretation of the turtles. In which case I will care a lot more.

I don't plan on seeing these TMNT films, but if people want to see them, then they will. Why not let whoever enjoys these have a good time? It doesn't hurt us really, other movies still exist that we will like :)

This is how I approach the Transformers movies as well, I have great games, comics, cartoons etc, the current movies don't lessen their value to me.

Zachary Amaranth:

GamerMage:

Zachary Amaranth:

While it's true, the movie is so much in Bay's style it's hard to imagine his hand wasn't in every part of the movie.

I think the included image pretty much summarizes my feelings on this...

I'm not seeing an image.

The one from Moviebob's post methinks.

It's hardly a shocker that there will be more movies to come, in fact it's probably more of a suprise that they didn't announce that fact before this first movie had come out. Maybe it shows they didn't have 100% confidence in it after all just to avoid Too Human levels of franchise hubris.

What I'm more interested in seeing are the numbers for next week and the international reaction. It may have gotten a good crowd up-front, but there's always a chance the drop-off could be larger than expected. Despite there always being people who were going to see these things no matter what, bad buzz confirming previous gripes could damage longevity. Remember, Transformers opened huge but lost a major percentage (Rotten Tomatoes says 64%) in its second week and is tracked as the *lowest* grosser of the series; it's the international numbers that pushed it past $1B. If this holds true here and the rest of the world gives it a lukewarm reception, then the sequel, though confirmed, might have trouble.

I haven't see it, I know Bob's and the majority of critics' responses, I can't say one way or the other if this is truly apocalyptic news, but the truth is not always in the info you get up front - wait and see.

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