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Tyler Perry joins Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 as Baxter Stockman

04.23.2015

If you thought Tyler Perry being included in David Fincher's GONE GIRL was unexpected, how about the news that he is joining the cast of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2? That's right, Tyler Perry will be joining the sequel to Jonathan Liebesman's 2014 reboot of the classic comic book/animated series. He will be playing Baxter Stockman, best known to fans of the series as the creator of the Mousers who also was transformed into a fly.

EARTH TO ECHO director Dave Green is helming TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2 and plot details are being kept under wraps. Perry's casting comes in addition to Arrow's Stephen Amell as Casey Jones. There has also been confirmation that Rocksteady and Bebop will be included in the film. Original stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett are also set to reprise their roles.

The character of Baxter Stockman did appear in the previous film in a brief scene and was played by K. Todd Freeman. I would expect the upgrade to someone as recognizable as Tyler Perry means his role will be significant to the plot. I liked the first film quite a bit and now that the origin side of things is out of the way, the new film can go to places that should please fans quite a bit.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2 opens on June 3, 2016.

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8:27PM on 04/24/2015
Hey anything that can keep him from making those stupid Madea films I'm all for it. He was actually really great in Gone Girl & brought some comic relief to an intense movie.
Hey anything that can keep him from making those stupid Madea films I'm all for it. He was actually really great in Gone Girl & brought some comic relief to an intense movie.
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7:37AM on 04/24/2015
Fuck this movie and fuck Platinum Dunes. Fuck them in their stupid asses.

In all seriousness, this movie can't be worse than the first, right? Right? It's like when your 8-year-old drags you to the new piece of shit Transformers movie and you breathe a sigh of relief when, at least, it's not as bad as the second one.
Fuck this movie and fuck Platinum Dunes. Fuck them in their stupid asses.

In all seriousness, this movie can't be worse than the first, right? Right? It's like when your 8-year-old drags you to the new piece of shit Transformers movie and you breathe a sigh of relief when, at least, it's not as bad as the second one.
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6:07AM on 04/24/2015

Kind of disappointed in Perry

I have never been a fan of him or his Madea movies but I thought he was really good in "Gone Girl". This is a step back
I have never been a fan of him or his Madea movies but I thought he was really good in "Gone Girl". This is a step back
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3:12AM on 04/24/2015
With how weak the first one was, the best thing for them to do is go balls-deep in the franchise lore and give us everything we need in a TMNT movie. Make him his fly form, Beebop and Rocksteady with Krang and the technodrome.
With how weak the first one was, the best thing for them to do is go balls-deep in the franchise lore and give us everything we need in a TMNT movie. Make him his fly form, Beebop and Rocksteady with Krang and the technodrome.
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9:58PM on 04/23/2015

At least he's still Black!

While I was hoping for Tim Meadows(for years actually) I assumed they'd get Giancarlo Esposito. I'm just happy they didn't whitewash him like they did in the original cartoon. As for Perry himself I kinda dig him outside of his films. He was probably my favorite part of 'Gone Girl'. My one gripe is that he's pretty tall whereas Baxter's a real wormy little shit, but who knows how long he's going to stay human(Insectoid? Cyborg? Brain in a vat?)
While I was hoping for Tim Meadows(for years actually) I assumed they'd get Giancarlo Esposito. I'm just happy they didn't whitewash him like they did in the original cartoon. As for Perry himself I kinda dig him outside of his films. He was probably my favorite part of 'Gone Girl'. My one gripe is that he's pretty tall whereas Baxter's a real wormy little shit, but who knows how long he's going to stay human(Insectoid? Cyborg? Brain in a vat?)
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7:31PM on 04/23/2015
Madea Stockman!
Madea Stockman!
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6:50PM on 04/23/2015
Perfect casting for how low the bar was set.
Perfect casting for how low the bar was set.
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5:37PM on 04/23/2015
Its not really a surprise that the guy gets movie roles. He actually can act. He's not the greatest actor, but he does have chops. I just wonder if this role will be him in the flesh for the entire movie or at some point will he become the fly mutant...I just can't picture how they will incorporate a live-action Baxter Stockman as the fly mutant without scaring the bejesus out of the child audience....
Its not really a surprise that the guy gets movie roles. He actually can act. He's not the greatest actor, but he does have chops. I just wonder if this role will be him in the flesh for the entire movie or at some point will he become the fly mutant...I just can't picture how they will incorporate a live-action Baxter Stockman as the fly mutant without scaring the bejesus out of the child audience....
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9:19AM on 04/24/2015
The same way they did the turtles. HORRIBLE CGI makes the most frightening things looks stupid.
The same way they did the turtles. HORRIBLE CGI makes the most frightening things looks stupid.
4:03PM on 04/23/2015

I love the character but I hope its more than a stupid "celebrity cameo" role

I hope he actually turns into the fly creature and invents the Mousers. I really hope he isn't just the Whoopi Goldberg of this movie. Where he is only hired for a small role for no reason only that he is a celebrity.
I hope he actually turns into the fly creature and invents the Mousers. I really hope he isn't just the Whoopi Goldberg of this movie. Where he is only hired for a small role for no reason only that he is a celebrity.
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