This morning, the studio announced they are prepping a sequel for June 3, 2016.
“Transformers” director Michael Bay is set to return to produce the sequel under his Platinum Dunes banner, screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec will also return to pen the sequel.
The announcement fails to mention whether director Jonathan Liebsman will return to direct the film.
Nowadays, studios tend to announce sequels before the film is released—but due to the fact “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” has had its fair share of bad publicity, there’s no surprise as to why they waited. When Bay said at a 2012 Nickelodean upfront presentation that the turtles are “from an alien race.” The uproar caused many changes—one being reverting the turtles back into mutants, and many assumed the film was a disaster waiting to happen.
The film is not a critical darling (currently standing at 19% on Rotten Romatoes) but audiences seem to love it, it has a B on Cinemascore and dethroned the previous box office winner “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
“Launching a new take on the turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never seen before,” said President of Paramount’s film group Adam Goodman. “The result exceeded out highest expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, making it all the more fun to get started on the continuation of their story.”
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