While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem made it a point to cast virtual unknowns as the main turtle boys, the film still gathered as many stars as it can to play supporting characters. The main villain of the film is Superfly voiced by Ice Cube, and a new clip from the film gives us a small idea of his origin and his relationship with the Heroes in a Half Shell.
Though we usually watch the TMNT going up against the Shredder or Krang, this will be one of the first time’s the main villain is another mutant that has the same origin as the turtles, which kind of gives the boys the hard choice of siding with their own kind of fighting for regular people — who even Splinter doesn’t trust.
What’s neat is, while characters like Mondo Gecko and Genghis Frog seem like they were made-up for the movie, Superfly’s entire gang is actually made up of characters created from the original cartoon. Technically Superfly didn’t exist until this movie, but his creator Baxter Stockman was an original character that turned into a mutant fly in the cartoon.
After Barbie taking over July, August is expected to have another movie based on a retro toyline taking over cinemas.
Watch out for the Heroes in a Half Shell when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem comes to cinemas on Aug. 2.