The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has seen a number of iterations brought to film over the past few decades, but Out of the Shadows was perhaps the most faithful to the fan-favorite animated cartoon. The movie -- which is now available on Blu-ray, DVD or digital download -- brought to life characters like Krang, Bebop, Rocksteady, and of course the turtle's main nemesis, Shredder.
ComicBook.com host Chris Killian recently had the chance to talk with actor Brian Tee, who portrayed the iconic role in Out of the Shadows. If you've seen the film, you know that Shredder was betrayed by his one-time ally Krang.
Tee was asked if Shredder will ultimately get his revenge on Krang somewhere down the line.
"Ohhh that would be great," Tee said. "I actually do think that Shredder is way cooler than Krang anyway, and his betrayal was definitely one of those things that we have to be like, "really? really dude?" You know, as he betrayed me and he froze me in time, um, people get unfrozen, I feel, so just saying that there will definitely will be a revenge of the Shredder, hopefully in a movie really really soon, so we'll have to wait and see."
To be fair, the little pink alien ball of goop isn't exactly known for his loyalty, and really villains, in general, tend to skip that whole ethics thing overall, so it's not like it is that surprising.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continue to be as popular as ever, no matter how many renditions or transformations the characters receive. Tee said that it is easy to see why Michaelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael have managed to remain so popular.
"It's amazing that, you know I have a little daughter now that will probably grow up loving the turtles as well, but you know I have friends with like 5-year-olds, so it's like, it's the one I feel comic book superhero, whether it's within the cartoon or the movies that kind of transcends generations," he said. "So grownups can enjoy the turtles just as much as their kids do and there's really no effort in like saying, 'okay, I'm going to go watch that movie because my kid watches that movie.' No, I'm actually going to go watch that movie because I enjoy watching that movie ya know, so it's one of those great things, and that's why I think the turtles have kind of stood the test of time."