Wait, A Transformer Actually Cameos In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2?
Michael Bay produces the Transformers movies. He also produces the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. It was really only a matter of time before he used one to give himself a pat on the back for the other. The second Ninja Turtles movie is currently filming and we now have footage of a Transformers easter egg that’s been put into the film.
Bumblebee looks like he’s lost a lot of weight. The scene is part of a halloween parade that takes place in the film. The guy receiving the high five from the little Bumblebee is Noel Fisher, Michelangelo, pre-CGI. As the vehicle is not the traditional Chevy sports car the reveal should be a fun moment in the film. Michelangelo appears curious about what he’s looking at, prior to the performer "transforming" into Bumblebee.
Obviously, this is a harmless, fun little cameo for fans of both films. Unless it’s not. We know for a fact there is a concerted effort to create a "cinematic universe" for the Transformers to compete with Marvel. It’s what everybody is doing now. Since Paramount now handles both of these properties it’s not a stretch to think that at some point there was a meeting about something like this. While both film franchises are critically panned, they make giant piles of box office money. It would be shocking if there wasn’t a behind closed doors conversation about a crossover. Now we know that the Transformers exist within the Turtles world, but it might just be as fictional characters, we’ll have to wait and see.
Major props to the guy in the costume though. It’s actually well put together and is so much more than a kid’s halloween outfit. In this second video you can get a much better look at the costume itself. Now will somebody explain how he’s able to roll down the street in that thing? It doesn’t look possible.
Whether a setup for an eventual crossover (probably not) or just a fourth wall breaking high five to Transformers fans (much more likely), we’ll know the answer almost exactly a year from now when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is released on June 3, 2016.
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