Why Tyler Perry casting as Baxter Stockman in TMNT2 makes sense

Tyler PerryTyler Perry is realizing Madea has a short shelf life for his long-term future and has worked tirelessly to branch out in roles that don’t require him to dress in drag.

He was a flight commander in ‘Star Trek,’ an ill fit as a tough guy in ‘Alex Cross,’ but found a perfect role as a hotshot attorney in ‘Gone Girl.’ The next logical step? A comic book movie. Milestone Comics IconBut now with seemingly a waiting list to get cast and a lack of black heroes to play (although he’d be perfect as the Milestone Comics hero Icon) joining the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ franchise is a smart move.

Baxter Stockman 2000‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ already cast comic fanboy icon Stephen Amell as Casey Jones and now Perry will be joining the cast as Baxter Stockman, the brilliant mad scientist in the employ of The Foot Clan. The ‘Turtles‘ 2014 relaunch earned $190 domestically — good enough for a sequel so signing up will help Perry expand his brand and for Paramount Pictures, the hope is clear that Perry will attract his fanbase to the film as well.

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