If you thought things had gone a little too quiet in the New York City sewers, think again, because the title and release date for a brand-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie has been announced...
We've known for some time that there are several Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies in the works. Several will hit Paramount+ next year, each of which will focus on a TMNT villain, though we don't know which ones yet.
And in addition to those straight-to-streaming service projects, we also know that a live-action movie from SNL writers Casey and Colin Jost and producer Michael Bay is currently in development.
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However, yet another movie, which will be entirely animated and is being produced by comedy duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and directed by Jeff Rowe, is the first to have been given an official title and release date.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will be released in theaters on August 4, 2023, which is exactly one year away. By the time it's released, it would have been seven years since the last TMNT movie.
Seth Rogen took to Twitter to share the exciting news. Check out his tweet below:
It follows Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, TMNT, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
However, while it will be the seventh theatrical TMNT movie, it will not be connected to any of the previous entries in the franchise.
Previously, in an interview with Collider, producer Seth Rogen had the following to say about the upcoming project:
"As a lifelong fan of Ninja Turtles, weirdly the 'Teenage' part of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was always the part that stuck out to me the most. And as someone who loves teenage movies, and who’s made a lot of teenage movies, and who literally got their start in their entire profession by writing a teenage movie, the idea of the kind of honing in on that element was really exciting to us. I mean, not disregarding the rest, but really using that as kind of a jumping-off point for the film."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will be released in theaters on August 4, 2023 by Paramount Pictures.