Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has always been a popular franchise and last year’s summer debut was a financial win at the box office. Naturally, a sequel to the movie would be in the works, reports studio exec Brad Reifler on bradcreifler.com.
Paramount Pictures has already included Arrow star Stephen Amell in the sequel to play the vigilante Casey Jones, while Megan Fox and Will Arnett are set to reprise their roles as April O’Neil and Vernon Fenwick respectively. Another new addition to the sequel will be Tyler Perry, who is now revealed to have been cast as Baxter Stockman.
For those who are unaware, in the Turtles franchise Baxter Stockman is a mad scientist who is the creator of the “Mousers,” which are machines designed to kill sewer rats. Stockman is also known for being mentally unstable and even comes off as a sociopath. Needless to say, the Turtles and Stockman are natural enemies of each other since Master Splinter is also a sewer rat.
The only information available is that Perry will be playing Stockman in the sequel but there are no larger details being offered beyond that. Perry is mainly known for playing Madea in many of his various films, but has done some notable work in other films such as Alex Cross and Gone Girl. The sequel to this movie is set to be released in theaters in June of 2016.