See Unused 'TMNT' Concept Art for Krang, Rocksteady and Beebop

October 14, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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.

Here's unused concept art for Krang, Rocksteady & Beebop from Aaron Sims Company (via ScreenRant):

TMNT Concept Art

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.

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I actually like these...though I admit I was never the biggest TMNT fan as a kid so i'm not too familiar with the source material

Danimal on Oct 14, 2014


familiarize yourself - knowledge is power !

shane willett on Oct 14, 2014


Bebop and Rockstead look pretty good actually

HarryFiddleSticks on Oct 14, 2014


Would be nice if this happened - and keep them how they were in the video games and cartoon - stupid punk rock stoners ... crazy, wild, tough, but dumb as hell

shane willett on Oct 14, 2014


All of those look cool.

Brian Sleider on Oct 14, 2014


WOW! This all seems pretty spot on! I hope they use this in the future.

Rock n Rollllll on Oct 14, 2014


is real?

DavideCoppola on Oct 14, 2014


Cool. Krang has better armour here, I always imagined just pulling him out the robot and squashing him.

Carpola on Oct 14, 2014


Seems legit. I like all 3 designs.

Jay on Oct 14, 2014


They look better that the fu$$/·$·g turtles

Miguel Garay Boszeta on Oct 14, 2014


Dafuq!? This is the shit we wanted. Some times you got to laugh to keep from crying.

DAVIDPD on Oct 14, 2014


Wouldn't you rather not know these were out there? If they insist on making the movies based on the cartoons instead of the original, more serious comic books, then at least make it faithful to that. These characters look awesome! Why taunt us now with what could've been?

Jonathan on Oct 14, 2014



mooreworthy on Oct 14, 2014


These look cool but in no way shape or form will they be able to bounce back from the horrible story they had from the first movie. The turtles were fun April sucked , shredder was overdone , and that main protagonist was pathetic. Splinter learned Ninjutsu from books and all of a sudden had an asian voice after he read them. No back story for splinter to know shredder or any real origins for splinter. ... You can keep making these movies look pretty but if your story was not even good enough for the sewer take to the core of the earth and burn it.

Splinter on Oct 14, 2014


Avoided the first one based on word-of-mouth, but Turtles 2 please

OfficialJab on Oct 15, 2014

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