Yes, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ Will Have Krang
With Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, Baxter Stockman, Casey Jones and all the rest of the new additions to the lineup for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, many have been wondering if they’d be able to squeeze in fan favorite villain Krang — a character whose name has been conspicuously absent from marketing materials and casting announcements. Don’t worry, Krang fans (all five of you), because producer Michael Bay says our favorite bad brain will appear in the TMNT sequel.
TMNT: Out of the Shadows not only has a lengthy title we’ll be begrudgingly typing out for months to come, but it features a very, very big cast of characters, including iconic villain Shredder and hockey-loving hero Casey Jones. That’s not to mention the return of the Turtles, April O’Neil and lots more.
In a new Rolling Stone profile on Michael Bay, the producer of the upcoming sequel reveals one more addition to the already-packed cast: Krang. While overseeing Industrial Light & Magic’s render of the character for TMNT: Out of the Shadows, Bay had a typically Bay-esque reaction:
He could have some tentacles. I just don’t want them coming out of the side. He looks like a stupid octopus.
Fear not, TMNT fans. Krang will not look like a stupid octopus — not on Michael Bay’s watch. No sir.
We’ve yet to learn who will voice the classic baddie, who joins a pretty stacked lineup, including Casey Jones (Arrow’s Stephen Amell), Shredder (Brian Tee), his badass daughter Karai (Brittany Ishibashi), Rocksteady (WWE’s Sheamus), Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry).
The newcomers join returning cast members Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner and Danny Woodburn, along with Alan Ritchson, Johnny Knoxville, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Howard as the titular Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows hits theaters on June 3.