Warning – minor spoilers below…
We’ve seen some set photos of Gary Anthony Williams and WWE Superstar Sheamus as Bebop and Rocksteady pre-mutation, and it was always assumed they would end up as the rhino and warthog that we know an love from the cartoon.
Well, looks like that is the case.
Former WWE Superstar and current UFC trainee was originally in line to play the role of Rocksteady, before the role went to his former colleague Sheamus. “I just assumed Sheamus is a bigger dude, so they gave it to the big guy,” Punk told the Chicago Tribune. “It makes sense. They were looking for two big, muscly bouncer types. Sheamus fits the role. I think they end up getting mutated half way through. You didn’t hear that from me, though.”
So, looks like we will be getting the classic looks for the characters, though this is hardly surprising news given the concept art that was released last year.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is once again produced by Michael Bay, with David Green (Earth to Echo). directing. Megan Fox (April O’Neill), Will Arnett (Vernon Fenwick), William Fichtner (Eric Sacks), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Noel Fisher (Michelangelo) all return to the cast, while new additions include Stephen Amell (Arrow) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) as Baxter Stockman, Brian Tee (The Wolverine) as The Shredder, Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal) as Bebop and WWE’s Sheamus as Rocksteady with Alessandra Ambrosio (Casino Royale) and Laura Linney (The Fifth Estate) in unconfirmed roles. The film is set for release on June 3rd, 2016.