It always seemed funny to me that two tough mutated villains were named after the complete opposite of how they dressed. Bebop is a form of Jazz music, but the character has a mohawk and is dressed like he’s going to an 80’s punk club. Rocksteady is dressed in army fatigue pants and a muscle shirt but is named after a type of music that is associated with checkered clothing and skanking. I don’t know what made me go off on this little rant, but it had just always made me wonder.
With all that nonsense being said, lets get the news that EW reported yesterday. It seems that not only is Casey Jones going to be kicking ass in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, but Bebop and Rocksteady will be back as either the main villains or possibly just goons. In the cartoon they worked for Shredder and Krang and weren’t that tall, but in the comics they were drawn larger than a normal person and full of muscle and heavy weaponry. Seeing how most of the characters are going to be CG, there’s no reason why Bebop and Rocksteady should be nothing more than over the top and possibly slightly stupid. These characters weren’t the smartest of the villains the turtles battled, but they were the ones that seemed to become the most popular.
I really hope that they go nuts with these movies and start putting all the classic villains in them. Let’s see a teaser at the end with the turtles in the sewers walking and behind them a bunch of rats just start gathering and then the shadow of the Rat King appears. Another teaser could be the same concept except have a fly land on one of the turtles faces and as they say they hate flies you can pan to a buzzing shadow of Baxter Stockman flying away. Maybe if they did something like this, I’d actually go see this movie.