X-Men aren’t the only mutants returning to the big screen this summer. The amphibian foursome that make up the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back, and Chris “Donatello” Van Vliet is here with more.
Yes, your favorite sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving, mutated reptiles are back for movie No. 2 — “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” — and I chatted with the turtle’s human friends, Megan Fox and Stephen Amell today on South Beach.
The Turtles are back with their BFF April O’Neil, played by Megan Fox. We chatted with her on South Beach about where this sequel picks up.
Megan Fox: “The Turtles and April save New York and the world in the first movie from a threat.”
Chris Van Vliet: “Congratulations.”
Megan Fox: “Thank you. So the Turtles are still living in the shadows, still being the heroes that they are, but kind of feeling a little resentful, like, ‘We do all of this for everyone, and yet we’re treated like monsters.'”
They come across a formula that could turn them into humans, but the downside is, it turns humans into mutants. Remember the bad guys, Bebop and Rocksteady, from the cartoon? Well, they’re the product of this and have it out for the Turtles.
Supervillain Shredder is also wreaking havoc, so helping out the good guys — with his hockey stick — is Casey Jones, played by “Arrow” star Stephen Amell.
Chris Van Vliet: “I feel like a hockey stick is not exactly a very intimidating weapon, though.”
Stephen Amell: “No. A sword should really cut through that one, and I actually asked that question on the set, because there’s a scene in the trailer that you see where I lean back on my stick and someone comes in with a sword, and it blocks it. I was like, ‘Would that really happen?’ And they were like, ‘Come on, dude, it’s Casey Jones’ stick.’ I was like, ‘Oh, that’s a reasonable answer.'”
Chris Van Vliet: “Which Turtle would you say you relate to the most personality-wise?”
Megan Fox: “It’s a back-and-forth between Michelangelo, because I definitely have that side to me, but then I also have a Raphael [side], like a very brooding, sort of tortured.”
“Out of the Shadows” hits theaters on June 3rd. And, because I know you’re wondering — Michelangelo. That is the turtle I relate to the most, but mainly because we share the same love of pizza.
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