Action movie franchises - particularly those aimed at younger franchises - love to change up costumes and vehicles in sequels as a means of developing more merchandise and toys to sell. This is fairly common, but it seems that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the latest series to do it, as it looks like the titular gang will be getting a sweet new ride in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2:
This image comes to us courtesy of the Facebook page for Michael Bay's official website, and shows off what appears to be the next generation version of the Turtle Van... though it doesn't actually look like a van at all. Instead, it looks like this vehicle is actually a modified garbage truck - which actually does make a degree of sense. After all, the members of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all fairly large in size, and all of them cramming into a standard van has never really made a ton of sense.
As you probably already noticed, the coloration of the truck is meant to reflect the coloration of the turtles themselves, though that's not the only hint that there are some non-humans inside:
For those that don't get the joke, "Tartaruga" is both Italian and Portuguese for "Turtle" - which makes "Tartaruga Brothers" rather appropriate.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles truck isn't the only new car that Michael Bay is showing off this weekend, however. The filmmaker also debuted a first look at a new Polaris vehicle that will presumably be used in the 2016 sequel:
What's unclear is who will be driving this sweet looking ride, though I doubt any of the Turtles can fit. Perhaps this will be the car that Stephen Amell's Casey Jones will be driving around the streets of New York in?
Directed by Dave Green, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is currently in production. , and will feature a cast that will include the returning Megan Fox and Will Arnett as well as Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman. Paramount Pictures has already announced that they will be releasing the movie in theaters on June 3, 2016, so stay tuned in the coming months for more new material from the upcoming blockbuster.
Your Daily Blend of Entertainment News
NJ native who calls LA home and lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran who is endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.