Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are finally heading back to the silver screen in style, as Seth Rogen flexes his animated muscle again. Ever since Mutant Mayhem was unveiled, many wondered what the series would look like and who might be taking on the roles of this new incarnation of the Turtles. While they still continue going through different iterations on TV, a high-budget animated project seemed very promising.
After a long silence, we finally got a tease of what’s to come with Mutant Mayhem, as the official Twitter account for this new film has unveiled the stacked cast of familiar and new characters heading our way. Not just that, but we also got the confirmation that the first trailer will finally arrive on Monday, March 6th.
So, let’s go through the amazing cast that has assembled for this Turtle Power showcase:
- Nicolas Cantu is Leo
- Shamon Brown Jr. is Mikey
- Nicah Abbey is Donnie
- Brady Noon is Raph
- Jackie Chan is Splinter
- Ayo Edebiri is April
- Ice Cube is Superfly
- Seth Rogen is Bebop
- John Cena is Rocksteady
- Paul Rudd is Mondo Gecko
- Natasia Demetrious is Wing Nut
- Rose Byrne is Leatheerhead
- Post Malone is Ray Fillet
- Hannibal Buress is Genghis Frog
- Maya Rudolph is Cynthia Utrom
- Giancarlo Esposito is Baxter Stockman
Now that is quite the stock of characters, especially with just how many different mutants from the many years of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles incarnations that are joining this project. It definitely screams Mutant Mayhem going by how many they are adding, though it’ll be interesting to see if this is an origin story or just continues in one of their usual adventures. The most notable absence though is Casey Jones isn’t on the list. Perhaps someone they hope to keep for a sequel.
It’s also great to see that they cast actual teenagers to play the iconic turtles in this version. They are commonly played by veteran voice actors, so this will add quite a refreshing take and add a little something special t this take on the characters. In a way, we might see the Turtles grow up alongside the actors if this manages to build up its own franchise moving forward.