Everything old will be new again when Nickelodeon debuts their latest version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles later this year with the animated reboot Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One of the new things in this series will be a brand new villain for the team to fight, Baron Draxum voiced by John Cena.
Nickelodeon has now shared the very first look at the alchemist warrior hellbent on turning all of humanity into mutants.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles promises to turn a lot of things on their head when it comes to the Turtles lore. This time around all four of the turtles will actually be different breeds of Turtles (snapping, red-eared slider, soft-shelled and box) and Raphael will be the oldest brother and the leader rather than Leonardo as usual.
Weapons will also change as Raph turns in his sais to carry twin tonfas, Leo takes up an ōdachi sword, Donatello gets a tech-enhanced bo staff and Mikey takes up a kusari-fundo. April O’Neil will also be African-American this go around and the turtles will rock some magical powers in their battle to save New York City and a mystical city underneath it.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stars Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leonardo, Josh Brener as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith as Michelangelo, Kat Graham as April, Eri Bauza as Master Splinter and Cena as Baron Draxum. The series debuts later this year.