With every new iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, fans always get a new version of their origin, and the TMNT won’t be themselves without their master Splinter. Thanks to Paramount, we have a new clip from the movie showcasing the origin of Splinter and how he came to care for his Turtle kids.
Probably the more unique takes on the origin is how Splinter was able to learn martial arts. In the original comic, he was the pet rat of a master called Hamato Yoshi who was killed by Shredder. In other incarnations, Splinter is Yoshi himself who was transformed into a giant rat.
When it comes to Mutant Mayhem, it looks like Splinter will originally be a rat, but we don’t know exactly how he’s going to teach his kids how to do martial arts. In the live-action Michael Bay movies, he learns from a discarded kung fu book, but maybe they found a more interesting way for him to learn when it comes to this film.
Here’s the official description for the movie:
In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
Catch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem when it premieres in cinemas on Aug. 2.