Paramount is going all-in on its Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. The studio has announced a series of “villain-driven” films will arrive following the release of Seth Rogan‘s new CG-animated TMNT movie in 2023. While the film will drop theatrically, Nickelodeon Animation will send the villainous solo films directly to Paramount+, beginning in the same year. Each project will reportedly focus on a different member of the Ninja Turtles’ “storied” rogues gallery, telling never-before-told stories in the building of Paramount’s latest TMNT world. It was not specified which baddies will receive the solo treatment, but there is definitely no shortage of names the studio could pull from. Aside from the legendary Shredder, the Turtles have also faced the likes of Krang, The Rat King, Baxter Stockman, and fan-favorites Bebop and Rocksteady.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the first movie to feature the title characters following Michael Bay‘s two-film foray into the franchise, will be produced by Rogan‘s Point Grey Pictures. Longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg will also produce the script written by Brendan O’Brien, who previously wrote both Neighbors films for Rogan. The movie will be directed by Jeff Rowe, whose last feature The Mitchells Vs. The Machines was just nominated for an Academy Award. It will be the second animated film based on the popular heroes, after TMNT was released in 2007, and there are currently no confirmed plot details or official casting information regarding the project.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters on August 11, 2023.