As fans of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series know, Shredder’s two hench-mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, were the opposite of everything that the Turtles were: they were stupid, untrained, ineffectual, thuggish, and mammalian. They were supposed to be part of the first live-action Turtles movie from producer Michael Bay, but they were cut from the script before production began. Now part of the sequel, the duo are now being seen out and about on the streets of New York in their pre-mutation form. The set pics don’t reveal their exact role in the film, but it does open up a funny guessing game to play with friends. Guess which one is Bebop and which ones is Rocksteady. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Along with Gary Anthony Williams (Bebop) and Stephen Farrelly (Rocksteady), Brian Tee (Shredder) and Brittany Ishibashi (Shredder’s daughter Karai) were also on set as the pre-mutant pair were enjoying a day out their favorite watering hole. Let’s take a look.
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Shredder Bebop and Rocksteady! pic.twitter.com/I0bYZ31JQ5
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Bebop’s a little on the nose, wouldn’t you say? Seriously, what else could he be when he mutated other than a giant warthog? I’m surprised Rocksteady is wearing regular leather and not rhinoceros hide (of course from the angle we can’t see if he has some kind of nose ring or body mod meant to look like a rhino horn). At least they own the 80s punk aesthetic that was the original Bebop and Rocksteady. Seriously, are they going a Black Flag concert or going to work for the Shredder? I guess we’ll fine out next summer…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will be in theaters everywhere on June 6, 2016.