The Heroes in a Half-Shell will return to the big screen for a new animated adventure in 2026!

Paramount Pictures’ recent animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, Mutant Mayhem, wasn’t exactly a massive box office hit, but it did well enough to warrant a follow-up, and the studio has now announced a release date for the planned sequel.

Unveiled as part of the studio’s updated slate, TMNT: Mutant Mayhem 2 is set to hit theaters on October 9, 2026. Director Jeff Rowe is expected to return, and it’s assumed that the voice actors for the four Turtles and April O’Neil – Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, Brady Noon and Ayo Edebiri – will also reprise their respective roles.

Plot details are still under wraps, but Rowe has already confirmed that the Shredder will make his presence felt in the movie after a brief appearance at the end of the last movie.

In the post-credits scene, Cynthia Utrom decides to call in Shredder’s services to help her take down the Turtles, and we get a quick glimpse of his signature purple cape and spiked armor as he looks over the New York skyline.

While chatting to Collideri in a recent interview, Rowe was asked if he plans to take a fresh approach to the Turtles’ most recognizable foe in his follow-up.

“That is exactly what I am trying to figure out and what my next meeting will be about. That is what we are in the thick of now. Shredder is just a great character. He’s an iconic, classic, loved character. He’s like the Joker. You know who he is, even if you’re not a fan of the source material. I think we definitely wanna do a villain-forward film. We’re currently trying to make decisions about that, but those decisions for us as filmmakers are always going to come from the place of what tells the best story, specifically about our main characters, the Turtles.”

“After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.”

Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu and Brady Noon will voice the roles of Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael, respectively. The cast also includes Jackie Chan as Splinter, Hannibal Buress as Genghis Frog, Rose Byrne as Leatherhead, Ice Cube as Superfly, Natasia Demetriou as Wingnut, Ayo Edebiri as April O’Neil, Giancarlo Esposito as Baxter Stockman, Post Malone as Ray Fillet, Paul Rudd as Mondo Gecko, and Maya Rudolph as Cynthia Utrom.

Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines) directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which is produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.