The introduction of Bebop and Rocksteady to the Turtles franchise has been anticipated ever since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was announced ahead of its 2014 release. But while the casting of comedian Gary Anthony Williams and WWE wrestler Sheamus as the duo was initially a surprise, the pair form and showcase an impressive dynamic in Out Of The Shadows.
Understandably, this is only the beginning for Bebop and Rocksteady, though, and it’s very much left open for the mutant warthog and rhinoceros to return further down the line. And this is something that Gary Anthony Williams and Sheamus are very much open to. In fact, Williams admitted he’ll get rather hostile if doesn’t happen.
Gary Anthony Williams: I will fight them if we’re not. Hollywood, I would fight you in the face.
Unfortunately for the twosome, at the moment it’s very much up in the air whether Teenage Mutant Turtles 3 will actually be greenlit. That’s because Out Of The Shadows only grossed $35.3 million in its opening weekend, which was over $30 million less than its predecessor.
If we’re going to see a third installment to the franchise then Out Of The Shadows is going to need some substantial staying power at the box office. Because of its undeniable appeal to kids, there is an outside chance that could happen. However with Finding Dory less than two weeks away, it will need to get bums on seats quickly before the Pixar sequel inevitably blows them out of the water.
Which is a shame, because Gary Anthony Williams and Sheamus were genuinely excited to reprise their roles as Bebop and Rocksteady further down the line. I mean, just look at them in the clip below. Their enthusiasm is palpable.
Those of you who want to help Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows in its pursuit for a sequel should head to your local multiplex now. Quick warning though, you’ll probably need to go two or three times to give it any chance of being provided with a follow-up.