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Matt McGloin

Tyler Perry Cast As Baxter Stockman In TMNT 2; Stephen Amell In NY For Filming



Tyler Perry has been cast as the mad scientist Baxter Stockman in the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Variety reports the news, with Perry joining the recent casting addition of Stephen Amell as Casey Jones.

Speaking of the Arrow, Amell has posted on his social networks that he is currently in NYC for pre-production on TMNT 2.

"Facebook! Thank you for all the love coming out of last nights episode," Amell posted on Facebook. "I'm deep into preproduction on Turtles. Blisters on my hands from wielding new weapons, etc. Getting really, really excited to start production. And I gotta say, it's a real trip to actually live in New York City for an extended period of time. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go cruise the streets of Alphabet City."

No plot details are known as of yet for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, but in addition to Perry's Stockman, Paramount confirmed Bebop and Rocksteady at the recent CinemaCon, and Megan Fox is returning as April O'Neil and Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has a June 3, 2016 release directed by David Green and produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

TMNT 2 is filming in NYC and Buffalo, NY.