Bebop & Rocksteady are coming to 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'
The live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel is bringing more fan favorites to the franchise.
As first announced at Paramount Pictures’ CinemaCon panel (via The Hollywood Reporter), the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will feature Bebop and Rocksteady. These two characters first appeared in the 1987 TMNT cartoon and have also made appearances in the latest cartoon revival of the heroes in a half shell.
Bebop and Rocksteady work alongside Shredder and the Foot Clan, and — as visible in the image above — are a mutated warthog and rhino, respectively. They were also responsible for one of the most shocking moments in the currently running Turtles comics.
Little else is known about the sequel, which is currently scheduled for release in 2016. The original 2014 film took in more than $480 million worldwide at the box office.
A representative for Paramount did not immediately respond to a request for comment.