Brian Tee Cast as Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

Variety is reporting that Brian Tee has been cast as the Shredder in the forthcoming sequel to last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

Tohoru Masamune played Shredder in the last movie, but it’s unclear whether or not this is going to be the same incarnation of the character. It wasn’t clear whether or not his character survived the previous film’s ending, and we barely saw Masamune’s face in the film. My personal theory is that the Shredder we saw in the previous film wasn’t Oroku Saki (the character most closely associated with the Shredder alter-ego) but Saki’s older brother Oroku Nagi.

Oroku Nagi isn’t usually associated with the name Shredder. In the original comics Oroku Saki first showed up to avenge Nagi’s death at the hands of Hamato Yoshi. Having Oroku Saki show up seeking vengeance on the Turtles would just make sense.

Of course, maybe Shredder gets mutated, and they’re just hoping you won’t notice the voice changes.

In any case, we’ll all know for sure June 3, 2016.

Via Variety

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”