– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I was more than a little surprised when I heard Michael Bay would be producing a TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES film. Would I like something that’s guided by someone who has TRANSFORMERS under his belt? Probably not. But in 2014, the film came out, and while plenty of people didn’t care for it, I had a hell of a good time watching it. Sure, the movie had its issues, but on the whole, it was a good piece of escapism, and it was set in a world I would have no problem revisiting in the future.

It’s 2016, and with it comes the inevitable TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, the sequel to the first film. So far, the first two trailers have been pretty good–enough to convince me that the filmmakers really know that the key word with these films is “Fun.” This trend continues in the latest bit of marketing from the studio in the form of character posters. 

Check them out below!

Whereas the more recent batch of posters were sort of generic and “gritty,” these posters perfectly capture the playful tone of the first film, and get me looking forward to the fun I’ll be having in the theater this summer. Between the turtles themselves, Krang, and Bebop and Rocksteady, I’d say TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS has done its job in getting my butt in a seat.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Brian Tee, Alessandra Ambrosio, Stephen Amell, Judith Hoag, Gary Anthony Williams, Brittany Ishibashi, and Stephen ‘Sheamus’ Farrelly.

The film is directed by David Green and will hit theaters on June 3, 2016.

What did you think of these character posters? Let us know in the comments down below!


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.