Everyone’s favorite warthog and rhino will be on the big screen in next year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. Paramount Studios Vice President of Distribution, Rob Moore, announced on Tuesday at CinemaCon that Shredder’s mutant henchmen will make their debut in the highly anticipated sequel to last summer’s smash hit.
Though the characters never appeared in Kevin Eastman’s comic book, the duo were introduced in the animated series and instantly became popular among the turtle fan base. This will be the first appearance of the two on screen, which will bring a great deal of satisfaction for those fans clamoring to see these baddies in the films. The villainous henchmen will no doubt cause problems for our heroes in a half shell as they carry out Shredder’s plans.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is scheduled for release on June 3, 2016. The cast already includes Megan Fox (Transformers) as April O’Neil, Stephen Amell (Arrow) as Casey Jones, and Will Arnett (The Millers) as Vernon Fenwick.