Thankfully, the first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows makes the sequel to the 2014 live-action film look like it will be a lot more enjoyable than its rather disappointing predecessor. We saw that it will bring some familiar faces from the franchise to Bay’s reboot world, including Casey Jones, Bebop, Rocksteady and Baxter Stockman. However, the character I’m most excited to see making his way to this version of the Turtles that we didn’t glimpse in the trailer is Dimension X warlord Krang.
The villain was created for the classic 1987 animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. He has since appeared in various forms in other media in the franchise, but the original version remains the most iconic of the character. Bay revealed that Krang would be the villain in his sequel during an interview with Rolling Stone that also confirmed the character would be back as a brain inside a robot body, though Bay had some thoughts regarding the tentacles, since he thinks them coming out of Krang’s side makes him look “like a stupid octopus.” That's something with which the original animated Shredder would agree.
I loved the original animated series, and, in my opinion, Krang gave us some of the show’s most unforgettable moments. Plus he always taught kids valuable lessons like how accidents with funny rays can have serious consequences. It feels only right as we wait for more news regarding Bay’s version of Krang that we look back at this fan-favorite foe for the four mutant turtles and some of his best appearances on the classic cartoon.
Here are my choices for the must-watch episodes featuring Krang everyone should check out before we see the brainy villain in movie theaters!
Which episodes featuring Krang were your favorite from the 1987 animated series? Do you have a favortie Krang quote? Tell us in the comments!