The 2014 reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may have won big at the box office, but fans of the heroes in a half shell shouldn’t hold their breath when it comes to hoping for a third installment of the series.
Producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller recently sat down with Collider where they revealed that the odds are slim when it comes to revisiting the Turtles for a threequel.
“I don’t think there’s a Turtles 3, but I wouldn’t say there’s never going to be another Turtles movie,” Form told Collider.
As with most franchises that are cut off early, the issue with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lies in box office numbers. Out of the Shadows, which introduced the likes of fan favorites Bebop, Rocksteady, and Casey Jones (played by Arrow star Stephen Amell), grossed a mere $245 million in worldwide box office sales.
Those numbers may not look too shabby, but when you compare them to the first film’s $493 million, it’s not hard to see why the sequel was considered a bit of a disappointment for movie execs.
For their part, Form and Fuller aren’t quite sure why fans didn’t turn out in the same numbers for the sequel, but despite the low performance, they’re still happy with the final product.
“We cannot put a finger on what happened. We really can’t. It’s just one of those things where we fell like we made a really great movie,” continued Form. “We’re still so proud of the movie; it just didn’t find an audience. We really don’t know why.”
The fate of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may be up in the air, but the franchise has a penchant for popping in and out of pop culture, so we’re sure this won’t be the last time we see them grace the big screen!