Tyler Perry is joining the cast of Michael Bay’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ in the role of scientist Baxter Stockman.
Megan Fox and Will Arnett are on board to reprise their roles in the sequel, while “Arrow” starStephen Amell was recently cast as Casey Jones. David Green is directing.
Plot details and other returning cast members have yet to be confirmed.
In previous iterations of the franchise, Stockman was responsible for the creation of the Mousers, machines meant to seek out and destroy sewer rats. The villainous Shredder learns of this invention and hires Stockman as his own scientist with the intent of using the Mousers to destroy Splinter, mentor to the Turtles.
Michael Bay is producing along with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are penning the script. Production is set to start next month.
The “Turtles” franchise is one of Paramount’s top properties following the success of last summer’s latest outing, which earned $191 million domestically.
TMNT isn’t really our kind of movie — but that’s a good look for Tyler!