By: Adam Basciano
The sequel to last summers highly successful relaunch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise began filming this past week. And the sequel is about to get an angelic touch, in the form of a Victoria Secret Angel. “Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has joined Paramount‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 as the love interest for Will Arnett‘s character. Although she will once again play herself, this will be the first starring role for the long-time Victoria’s Secret angel following guest stints in Casino Royale, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, and Gossip Girl.” She will be featured in a particular scene that also involves some NBA players from the LA Clipper and New York Knicks. One of those players J.J. Redick, let slip in an interview that the film will have the title of “Half-Shell.” Now I’m assuming the title will either be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Half-Shell, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Half-Shell, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell. Also, “Half-Shell” might just be the working title during filming. We’ll have to wait and see. Save for some particular details, I enjoyed the first film, so I’m looking forward to see what direction new director David Green takes the sequel. Also, a Victoria Secret model and Megan Fox…..My IMAX 3D ticket is as good as bought! 😉
Suicide Squad director David Ayer has been great about keeping fans updated via social media about various aspects of the film. This time he shared an image of Arkham Asylum medical binders with the quote; “Set decoration. Every detail matters.” I’m assuming Arkham Asylum will be featured at some point when we are first introduced to Jared Leto’s version of The Joker.
(Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, David Ayer)