It’s been a busy day, as Paramount went all out during its Earnings Call to talk about the future of its franchises. Among them was the announcement that Seth Rogen’s upcoming animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film will release in 2023 and will even get a villain-focused spinoff. It looks like that wasn’t all just yet, as @getFandom has also shared a first look at the series’ designs of the four turtles, which will offer us a feeling for what to expect from the project.
I am sold on the designs, mostly because of their simplicity. In the past, there’s been a strong focus on overloading the turtles with elements to make them unique. It looks like they’ll still retain some iconic elements, but it feels way more reserved. Donatello has some simple glasses but nothing too “techy” oversaturating his design. Raphael gets some bandages to highlight his rough attitude but no overabundance of scars or a bigger physique.
Who knows if the designs evolve throughout the film and especially if they plan on expanding it into its own universe or trilogy. If they are already planning a spinoff focused on the film’s antagonists, it might be a sign that they’ve certainly made some plans on how they want to expand the franchise and it’ll be exciting to see what a new cinematic TMNT series offers.