See Unused 'TMNT' Concept Art for Krang, Rocksteady and Beebop
by Ethan Anderton
October 14, 2014
With a sequel to this year's reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles already set for release on June 3rd, 2016, there's no doubt we'll be seeing plenty more recognizable characters pop up from the comic books and animated series. In fact, the original script for the first film actually had much more sci-fi craziness, but it ended up being rewritten and cut in favor of a simpler (or rather more stupid) storyline. The casualties from those cuts meant that we didn't get to see new versions of well-known villains like Krang (and his exo-suit), and the duo of Rocksteady & Beebop, but now some concept art has surfaced.
As you can see, these are pretty ultra-realistic versions of the characters, much like the new designs of the turtles (which also had some creepy alternate designs here and here). They pretty much feel lifted straight from the animated series and comic books, with very little changes made, at least when it comes to Rocksteady and Beebop. As for Krang, the suit has been updated to look more modern than previous iterations, but it's still pretty similar to original designs. There's a chance we still might see these characters pop up in the sequel coming in 2016, so we'll see if any major changes are made between now and then.
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder (William Fichtner) and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Clash of the Titans) and written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol). Paramount releases the film on Blu-Ray & DVD December 16th.