Producer Says a Third ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Film Is Unlikely

Fans of the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe will be disappointed to hear the news that a third film in the series is unlikely to happen anytime soon. In a recent interview with Collider, producer Andrew Form said “I don’t think there’s Turtles 3, but I wouldn’t say there’s never going to be another Turtles movie.”

This year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows grossed 245 million worldwide on a 135 million dollar budget, which means that once marketing costs get added to the total budget the film ended up losing a fair chunk of money at the box office. This stands in contrast to the first film’s 493 million worldwide gross on a 125 million dollar budget, which gave the studio a solid win in 2014.

While the second film generally saw better reviews than its predecessor, audiences didn’t give it a fair chance to soar. It is possible the 2014 flick left a bad taste in some viewers mouth’s, so they didn’t want to give the sequel a try. It is also possible that the film drowned in an otherwise packed comic book movie line-up this year, which saw Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men: Apocalypse all opening before its domestic bow in June.

When asked his thoughts about the failings of the film, Form said “We’re still so proud of the movie; it just didn’t find an audience.” It seems he’s learned from his mistakes with this film though, adding ” I think one thing we did learn is you really need to give—you can’t just add characters to a movie and expect that to be what’s fresh.”

With a packed slate of upcoming releases like The Purge 4, a Jack Ryan TV show, and a Friday the 13th reboot, hopefully this means that Form has learned a thing or two about bringing successful projects to the big screen.

Kris Solberg
Kris Solberg
26 year old Norwegian native. Fond of writing, reading comics, watching movies, playing games, and anything else that might peak my interest.