Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 casts Portlandia star as Krang

Find out who will voice the Turtles’ smallest big bad in TMNT 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Krang

Despite having its UK release date delayed until 12 August in the UK, it would appear that anticipation is still high for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, at least judging by its reception at this year’s WonderCon.

What’s more, we also have a bit more news that will be particularly exciting for fans of Netflix hit Portlandia, as none other than the multi-talented Fred Armisen will play the diminutive pink megalomanical mastermind, Krang.

Renowned for creating trouble for the Heroes in a Half Shell every time he rears his ugly head, he was seen in the recent trailer laying the smackdown on the core foursome with the aid of a particularly lethal-looking robot suit. With Shredder returning from the original, and brawny henchman Rocksteady and Bebop also making an appearance (not to mention William Fichtner reprising his role from the first film as Eric Sachs), it looks like the Turtles will have their hands full. Coupled with the debut of the hockey mask-clad Casey Jones, and it’s safe to say that this sequel is certainly going above and beyond on the fan service front.

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Fred Armisen will voice Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out Of The Shadows

Armisen joins a crew that already includes voice actors Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Tony Shalhoub, Gary Anthony Williams and Stephen Farrelly, while the live-action cast includes Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Laura Linney, Brian Tee, Tyler Perry and Britanny Ishibashi. Dave Green (Earth To Echo) is on directing duties this time around, with Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec writing the script and Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Galen Walker and Scott Mednick all producing.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows will be released in cinemas in the UK on 12 August 2016. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.