5:07pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Brian Tee Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle' Sequel as Shredder
Turtles, get ready to meet your archnemesis (again).
Brian Tee has signed on to appear in the follow-up to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, playing the Turtles' biggest bad guy, Shredder, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Shredder — who debuted in the same 1984 comic that featured the first appearances of the Turtles themselves, created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman — is the leader of the Foot Clan, a criminal organization that combines a number of common illegal activities (including assassination, money counterfeiting and drug running) with the slightly more unusual pastimes of practicing ninja techniques and resurrecting the dead.
A version of the character, played by Tohoru Masamune, appeared in the 2014 movie. It's unclear at this point what, if any, connection Tee's character will have with Masamune's Shredder.
This won't be the first time Tee has played a comic book villain; he appeared in 2013's The Wolverine as a corrupt minister of justice.
Tee will join the returning Megan Fox and Will Arnett in the sequel, along with Tyler Perry and Arrow's Stephen Amell. David Green is set to direct, with Michael Bay once again on board to produce.
Variety first reported the news of Tee's casting.