It looks as though another ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ villain is heading to the big screen.
It’s no secret that Bebop and Rocksteady will be taking on the heroes-in-a-half-shell in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’. But now they’re going to be joined by a rather familiar face… which lives in a very familiar robotic body.
That’s right – Krang is back.
During a lengthy profile on Michael Bay, Rolling Stone observed the filmmaker at work… and in explaining his role in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’, he also confirmed the iconic villain’s return.
“They start with Ninja Turtles animation,” said the magazine. “Pablo Helman, a visual-effects supervisor who worked on the Star Wars prequels, appears onscreen and shows Bay the latest version of Krang, a new-to-the-movies villain who is, essentially, a disembodied brain inside a giant robot. ‘So we’ve eliminated the tentacles,’ Helman explains. ‘Is it too monster-ish?’”
“‘He could have some tentacles,’ says Bay. ‘I just don’t want them coming out of the side. He looks like a stupid octopus.’”
Of course, fans of the comic books and animated series will know all about Krang – the iconic brain-like alien from Dimension X. A banished warlord, Krang allies himself with Shredder, who builds the extra-dimensional creature a robotic body.
But will ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ take us to Dimension X?
The original movie was apparently supposed to feature the iconic ‘Turtles’ villain… and there was even some leaked concept art which depicted Krang in all his glory. But while that never made it to the big screen, it seems that this time we might be getting a connection to those other dimensions… at least, if the sequel’s first trailer has anything to do with it.
Will Krang look anything like his animated counterpart?
That remains unclear… but let’s face it – he’s probably not going to have the body of an ‘80s pro wrestler.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ heads to cinemas on 3 June 2016.
Picture Credit: Paramount Pictures