Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is really doubling down on the beloved characters for the next installment. We’ve already got Casey Jones and henchman duo Bebop and Rocksteady coming in. And now, they’ve got Tyler Perry playing Baxter Stockman.
Stockman, in TMNT lore, invents a type of robot that eats rats called Mousers. Inevitably, they are turned to evil uses and Stockman, like all mad scientists, undergoes a horrible transformation. Which one depends on the story, but the most popular version turned him into Brundlefly.
Before anybody gets all up in arms about their childhood, this is actually true to the original Mirage comics. In those, he was a scientist who robbed banks with robots because, well, he felt like it, and ultimately turned himself into a cyborg. Also, he made April O’Neil sterile at one point. Seriously.
One assumes Perry’s version will leave that particular plot twist out, but either he’s getting uploaded into a robot or turned into a twisted fly creature by the end of this movie. We’re assuming the former, because it’s cooler and it’s not like Perry’s doing gigs like this because he needs to make rent. But we’ll find out soon enough; this movie is currently on the calendar for June 2016.