Tyler Perry to Play Scientist Baxter Stockman in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Tyler Perry is set to join the cast of Paramount and Michael Bay’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2,” in which he’ll play scientist Baxter Stockman.

Megan Fox and Will Arnett are on board to reprise their roles in the sequel, while “Arrow” star Stephen 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.

Best known for his “Tyler Perry Presents” films for which the multihyphenate acts as writer, producer, director and sometimes star, Perry has recently branched out to dramatic roles in other projects, and was last seen playing Ben Affleck’s lawyer in Fox’s “Gone Girl.”

Perry is repped by WME.

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  1. Tyler Perry seems like a great choice for Baxter Stockman! Can’t wait for the new movie!

  2. Tyler Perry is a great ACTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER, ETC. Very talented.

  3. Bebop says:

    Jeff Goldblum as Baxter Stockman!!! Has anyone ever seen The Fly!?! It’d be be a perfect role choice in my opinion, why not bring in an older experienced respectable actor? Support! And pay homage to one of Hollywoods greats Jeff Goldblum! Give tmnt the support it needs please steer away from awkward choices Hollywood and give a childhood memory honorable characters and supporting actors thank u, pass the love! Jeff Goldblum for Baxter Stockman!!!! Peace.

  4. Bebop says:

    Gay as fuck, why not Gillian Murphy? Wasn’t Baxter white on the cartoon? Out of all the real talent out there this is the best actor they choose for this part? Hollywood is fallin off! Not on any racial bs, but it was also lame when they attempted Annie, and misscast on the movie with foxx and the Lil girl…could a used Dakota Fanning, with Chris Cornell from Soundgarden, or Eminem or Chris Evans, Ethan Hawke! Robert Downey JR Or someone else and it would a been a better movie..please don’t cast Tyler Perry’s cross dressing ass…Jeff GoldblumGoldblum as Baxter Stockman! Would be perfect!! Mark my words! Pay respects and homage to old actors, pioneers, support!

    • Richard says:

      Baxter Stockman was black in the original comic books. He was whitewashed in the ’80s cartoon. Do some research!

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  6. Chris says:

    “I know how to make a bad movie more respectable: let’s bring in Tyler Perry!”

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  8. Murica! says:

    Terrible choice! Will that idiot be dressed like a woman? I can’t stand that idiot!!

  9. A Fan says:

    Perry will do the role justice. Excellent choice!

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