Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Brings the Mutagenic Fire in Its Comic-Con Trailer

By Charles Pulliam-Moore on at

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, coming to Nickelodeon in September, reunites Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo to fight new enemies with a brand new style, a shockingly overqualified voice cast, and a brand new trailer, too.

Alongside the energetic, visually distinct animation style, the voice cast here is a huge draw: Ben Schwartz from Parks and Recreation as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re the Worst) as Michelangelo, and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as the first African-American iteration of April O’Neil.

Rounding out the cast is, among others, John Cena (!) as the baddie Baron Draxum, who apparently wants to turn everyone into mutants; Lena Headey (!!) from Game of Thrones as Big Mama, who Entertainment Weekly describes only as a “giant spider mutant”; and Sex Pistols singer Johnny Rotten (!!!) as a mutant pig named (seriously) Meat Sweats.

Dang, what a cast. The trailer is below, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.