Even though Krang was created as part of the animated “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” cartoon series just to sell toys, the alien villain has become the most memorable character in the franchise.
Krang was inspired by the alien beings (the Utrom; see image below) in Eastman and Laird’s original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” comics, and are responsible for the TCRI canister that created the iconic turtles.
It was reported months ago that Krang will be making his live-action debut in TMNT 2, with the site reporting that the production filmed a scene involving a number of extras and the character’s arrival on Earth through a portal of some sort.
Krang is all but confirmed via an early look at the accompany action figures, which will be released via Playmates. With the New York Toy Fair still a few weeks out, below are early images of the figures that show Stephen Amell’s new Casey Jones, as well as a super buff Krang and, get this, the Technodrome!
Those who never read the original comics should know a few things: Shredder dies in the debut issue. The Turtles are created by alien ooze known as TCRI. And there’s no “Krang”, just aliens overtaking the Earth. Oh, and there’s no Bebop and Rocksteady. The new movie is pandering to fans of the cartoon, and that’s okay with me!
I love the fleshy and bizarre nature of the new “Kraang,” which goes hand-in-hand with the cartoon-y Technodrome. It’s pretty faithful to the cartoon and even the bizarre spinoff to the old action figures that created all sorts of weird ass mutants that never appeared in the series. I’m just curious if there’s only one Krang, or if the Kraang is the main antagonist?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is directed by David Green (Earth to Echo) and is scripted by screenwriters Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec. The film stars Megan Fox (Transformers), Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”), Stephen Amell (“Arrow”), Tyler Perry (Gone Girl), Brian Tee (The Wolverine), Laura Linney (“The Big C”), and William Fichtner (Armageddon).