Mar 10, 2016 04:39 AM EST By Maria Cabrera

'TMNT: Out of the Shadows' Cast: Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Alessandra Ambrosio & More

After the 2014 film exceeded box office expectations, Paramount and Nickelodeon officially announced a sequel was greenlit, and due to be released in theatres on June 3, 2016.

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  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' (previously known as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell) is an upcoming 2016 3D science fiction action comedy film, directed by Dave Green.

    Premise: The Turtles come into conflict with T.C.R.I. scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman, the Foot Clan and the return of Eric Sacks, Karai, and their enemy, The Shredder, who has hired Stockman to create mutants of his own in the form of Bebop and Rocksteady. Meanwhile, an invasion above New York City is led by the Dimension X inhabitant known as Krang. The Turtles are joined in the fight with Splinter, and their human friends April O'Neil, Vern Fenwick and the vigilante Casey Jones.

    The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 3, 2016 in 3D and IMAX 3D as the previous film.
  • Megan Fox was confirmed to be returning as April O'Neil.

    In the previous film, April it was revealed that not only was April's father involved in the creation of the turtles as his experiments created the mutagen that turned them into what they are now, but that the young April was responsible for the Turtles and Splinter escaping the destruction of the lab where they were created when she released them into the sewers after the lab was destroyed by her father to prevent Shredder and Eric Sacks getting access to the mutagen.
  • William Fichtner also confirmed he would be returning as Eric Sacks. Fichtner revealed in an interview that he has signed on for three TMNT films. Fisher also revealed in an interview that all four of the turtle actors have signed on for three films as well.
  • Laura Linney was casted for the character Rebecca Vincent.
  • Alan Ritchson is the voice actor of Raphael's character.Raphael is generally the most likely to experience extremes of anger or rage, and is usually depicted as being aggressive, sullen, maddened, and rebellious.
  • Alessandra Ambrosio will be making a cameo in the film as Vernon's girlfriend.
  • Stephen Amell was cast as Casey Jones, after test reading alongside several different actors. Amell briefly discussed the role, acknowledging the character bore similarities to his Oliver Queen character from Arrow. He stated the characters are "fundamentally different" from one another, but that Casey did resemble Oliver from older versions.
  • Tony Shalhoub will be the voice actor of Splinter's character.
  • Johnny Knoxville is the actor behind Leonardo's voice.
  • Tyler Perry was cast as scientist Baxter Stockman replacing K. Todd Freeman.
  • Jane Wu as Jade.
  • Noel Fisher as Michelangelo.
  • Brian Tee joined the cast as the Shredder replacing Tohoru Masamune from the first film.
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