Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Posters Show Off Our Heroes' Deadly Weapons

By Sean O'Connell 2014-04-08 12:17:17discussion comments
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Raphael

Yep, that looks like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle holding a weapon. The character one sheets for Jonathan Liebesman’s TMNT movie have dropped (via the movie’s official Tumblr site), focusing on the chosen weaponry of our four main heroes. Above, we have Raphael wielding his sai. Below, you can get an up-close look at Donatello’s bo staff, Michelangelo’s nunchakus, and Leonardo’s razor-sharp katanas. Cowabunga!

Donatello

Michelangelo

Leonardo

It’s a cool concept, but you’d think that Paramount would like to give suspicious fans a better look at the actual Turtles. That’s the lingering concern for anyone on the fence regarding Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. How will the heroes look? How will they move? How is the CGI being used to bring them to life? Their weapons are a factor, for sure. But we still want solid, unobstructed visuals of the actual Turtles. Maybe in the next round of posters?

For now, the best look we’ve received of the Turtles came in the form of this trailer:



That’s Transformers beauty Megan Fox as intrepid reporter April O’Neil, who will stumble on a plot to create hybrid heroes (on a half shell) in hopes of reclaiming a city that has fallen to pieces. Liebesman cast Will Arnett as O’Neil’s top cameraman, Vernon Fenwick, but the roles of the Turtles are changing. Originally, body actors like Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Howard were recruited for the roles of the Turtles. Then, we learned that Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shaloub – a friend of producer Michael Bay – had been hired to lend their voices to the Ninja Turtles. Part of the plan? Or a quick fix in post-production to repair what wasn’t working?

We will have until August 8 to find out. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles plan to leap into theaters at the tail end of the summer season, scarfing down pizza slices and stopping the likes of the dreaded Shredder (William Fichtner). What do you think of the posters? Which of these above one sheets would you hang on your wall?
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