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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Casts Brian Tee as Shredder

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” has cast Brian Tee (“The Wolverine”) as iconic villain Shredder, Variety has learned exclusively.

He’ll join Megan Fox (April O’Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Stephen Amell (Casey Jones) and Tyler Perry (Baxter Stockman) in the Paramount sequel. Michael Bay will once again produce with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. David Green is set to direct from a script by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec.

The 2014 reboot of the beloved franchise brought in more than $485 million worldwide on a budget of $125 million. Tohoru Masamune played the villain in the 2014 movie.

Tee recently finished filming NBC drama pilot “Love Is a 4 Letter Word” from director George Tillman Jr. and writer-producer Diana Son. He’ll next be seen in Universal’s “Jurassic World,” playing the role of Takashi Hamada. No stranger to popular franchises, Tee’s credits also include “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” and “Mortal Kombat: Legacy.”

Tee is repped by Abrams Artists Agency, manager Lisa DiSante-Frank, Sabrina Hutchinson Public Relations and attorney Mark Johnson of Behr, Abramson, Levy.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” will hit theaters on June 3, 2016.

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