‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’: Release Date, Trailer, and Everything We Know So Far
It’s crazy to believe just how iconic the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have become worldwide, but at the same time, how couldn’t they with an awesome name like that? Starting from humble beginnings as a comic book series in the mid-1980s, they were originally created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. In the decades since, the TMNT franchise has shown very little sign of its popularity slowing down anytime soon. Our pizza-loving heroes have made their influential mark on pop culture across numerous TV shows, as action figures, in many video games, and in plenty of films too!
Speaking of the films, it’s been a very interesting journey for TMNT on the big screen. After first appearing in a live-action trilogy in the early 1990s, they made the jump to animation in 2007. Only a few years later in 2014, they went back to live-action again for another two films. Now in 2023, they’re returned once again for a brand-new animated adventure! It’s called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
First announced in June 2020, details on this new entry in the TMNT film franchise had been relatively quiet with only a few tidbits of information being teased. Until now that is! There’s been many exciting updates recently revealed about the highly anticipated animated film, so there’s never been a better time to share them all in one dedicated space. Keep reading below to find out everything we know so far about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem!
When and Where Is Mutant Mayhem Coming Out?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is currently scheduled to debut in theaters on Friday, August 4, 2023. This will likely be a theater-exclusive debut with a digital release date being announced further down the line. Keep an eye on this space for updates as they could roll out closer to the film’s release!
Watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Trailer
Yes, there is! This very first official trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem was just released on March 6. It doesn’t give away too much about the story, however it does a great job of giving us our first looks at the titular heroes and some of the supporting characters. Seth Rogen, being one of the producers on this new film, wanted to place a larger focus on the “teenage” aspect of the titular turtles. Fortunately, it seems like that was the right call to make as the trailer wonderfully showcases their strong brotherly bond and upbeat energy. Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo look like they’re always having a blast together, whether they’re just hanging out or trying to be heroes. Apart from the turtles, we briefly get to see Master Splinter, plus a few different villains from TMNT’s rogues’ gallery such as Bebop and Rocksteady. We also get a fun introduction to reporter April O’Neil, who will likely play a big part in helping the turtles become famous and save the city.
The trailer also highlights the stellar animation style of the film, sharing sketch-like qualities similar to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It feels very much like a comic book coming to life and suits this world well based on what we’ve seen so far.
Who’s In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem Cast?
To usher in this new cinematic era for the franchise, an all-star cast of stars has been assembled to lend their voices to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. The impressively stacked cast list of TMNT: Mutant Mayhem includes Nicolas Cantu as Leonardo, Micah Abbey as Donatello, Shamon Brown Jr. as Michelangelo, Brady Noon as Raphael, Jackie Chan as Master Splinter, and Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil. Also appearing are Seth Rogen as Bebop, John Cena as Rocksteady, Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog, Rose Byrne as Leatherhead, Ice Cube as Superfly, Post Malone as Ray Fillet, Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko, Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom, Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut, and, last but not least, Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman.
There are going to be a lot of beloved TMNT characters in this film to say the very least! However, there are two names that are surprisingly missing from the list. There’s no mention of the Turtles’ archenemy, Shredder, or their human ally, vigilante Casey Jones…maybe they can be introduced in a potential sequel? Only time will tell if Mutant Mayhem can win over critics and fans alike. With an awesome creative team and cast behind it though, let’s hope fortune favors our favorite team of turtles!