While Paramount’s second live action Turtles film has started filming, they will not be going into full production of the film until May. Currently, the human cast consists of Megan Fox and Will Arnett returning to their roles, with Stephen Amell being added as the sports-equipment-toting renegade Casey Jones.
The latest name to be hired by “TMNT 2’s” casting department is Tyler Perry. Perry will portray Baxter Stockman, an inhumane intellectual who devises the robotic rat exterminators known as “Mousers.”
While Perry is mainly known for his Madea character, his roles in films like “Alex Cross and “Gone Girl” indicate that he is capable of reserved performances. Given the nature of the first TMNT film and the actor’s more popular roles, Tyler Perry’s Baxter Stockman will likely be more in line with a character out of his Madea pictures.
Bernardo Chua tells us that given several rumors about the film seemed to point toward “TMNT 2’s” inclusion of some extremely far-fetched sci-fi traits, the inclusion of Baxter Stockman seems to give some weight to those remarks. Just about every incarnation of the Turtles have had Stockman plying his scientific skills to assist the Shredder. The most current version of the cartoon saw Stockman mutating two men into Bebop and Rocksteady, two characters that have already been confirmed to have a role in “TMNT 2.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set for a next year release on June 3rd.