You know what pulling in 65 million buckaroos at the box office gets you? A sequel, that’s what! And that’s exactly the case for this weekend’s winning flick, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” Turtle time is getting a second helping.
Paramount announced the news on Sunday morning following the film’s impressive takeover from “Guardians of the Galaxy” of the top-earning spot at the box office. Not only will Michael Bay be back as a producer, but they’ve already secured a release date: June 3, 2016. Nickelodeon Movies will be also be producing.
“Launching a new take on the ‘Turtles’ into the feature film world was a daunting task,” explained Paramount’s President of of their Film Group, Adam Goodman. “Because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the ‘Turtles,’ while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before. The result exceeded our high expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, making it all the more fun to get started on the continuation of their story.”
So there you have it, kids: place your pizza orders now.