The NY Daily News reports TMNT 2 will bring in $70 million to the local economies, with $63 million in NYC.
"New York City knows how to host blockbuster films," said Mayor de Blasio. “We welcome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 to New York City, and look forward to the many jobs and tens of millions of jobs this will bring to our local economy.”
“We can only imagine what the filmmakers have in store,” added Cynthia Lopez, commissioner of the mayor's office of media and entertainment.
Details regarding the actors and shooting locations are presently unknown.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has a June 3, 2016 release directed by David Green, with Megan Fox and Will Arnett expected to reprise their roles; Michael Bay is back as producer along with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form; Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are writing the script; Bebop and Rocksteady have been confirmed for the sequel as well.
Last year's TMNT made close to $500 million worldwide.