Tyler Perry is Baxter Stockman in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'

April 23, 2015
Source: Variety

Tyler Perry

After turning in an impressive supporting performance in David Fincher's fantastic thriller Gone Girl, it looks like Tyler Perry is moving into blockbuster territory. Variety reports the director and actor has just landed the key role of scientist Baxter Stockman in next summer's sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. The character's involvement in the film remains to be seen, but in the comics and animated series, Stockman is responsible for creating little robots called Mousers that gave our heroes in a half-shell some trouble. In the comics, they robb banks, but on the TV series they had another purpose. Read on!

In the animated series, Shredder is the one who commissions Stockman to build the Mousers in order to kill Splinter, and since we've heard he'll be back again as the turtles' primary adversary, that could very well happen in the movie. There's also been rumblings of Beebop and Rocksteady appearing in the sequel, so it sounds like there's going to be plenty of stuff for longtime TMNT fans to soak up. As for Perry's casting, I'm interested to see how he does with a role like this, especially if he's a straight-up bad guy. Perry is just one of a few new additions to the cast, with the most recent being Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, which could be cool. But even so, I'm not really excited about the sequel, so if it doesn't work, I won't really care.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


As long as he's not making a "Tyler Perry's...." movie, I am happy.

Franklin Carpio on Apr 23, 2015



TheOct8pus on Apr 23, 2015


Am not even excited about this sequel at all unless they manage to actually pull a good movie out of this. It was just a pile of garbage this new TMNT film. Yeah they got the personality of the Turtles right and there was some good action but you could definitely feel it border lining Bay territory.

Jordan Odinson on Apr 23, 2015


The reason why I liked that film (yes I said it!) was because it got turtles' personalities right and battle sequences looked great. Oh and Shredder was rad.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 23, 2015


So they're taking inspiration from 2012 TMNT animated series and make Stockmann black? Cool.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 23, 2015


The original Stockman from the graphic novels was black. 80's kids television figured making an african american a bumbling villain would have looked racist.

Stacey McDonald on Apr 23, 2015


This is what I get for not reading original comics.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 23, 2015


Mmmm... Don't care. Childhood already tarnished because of the first one. Haters gonna hate I suppose.

Nick M. on Apr 23, 2015


i love all movies and am a big tmnt fan but i have to agree i can not support this series lame and lame

angel figueroa on Apr 23, 2015


But he is perfect to play a real life turtle mutant.

DAVIDPD on Apr 23, 2015


Definitely one of the most underrated actors of our time...snubbed multiple times at the oscars

ErrorSapiens on Apr 23, 2015


I totally agree. He should star in all Nolan movies 🙂

SallySpider on Apr 23, 2015


I wonder if they're going to turn him into a giant fly

MattPeloquin on Apr 24, 2015

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