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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Sequel To Start Shooting Next Month, William Fichtner Revealed! Megan Fox Not Coming Back?

Mar 12, 2015 10:42 PM EDT | By Aurora Banks
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A sequel to the hit "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is reportedly in the works.

William Fichtner who successfully portrayed the role of Eric Sacks, Shredder's aprrentice, confirmed the news in an interview with Flickering Myth.

"You know, honestly I don't," when asked if he had anything to say about the upcoming sequel. "I know they're working on the script right now. I think we're going to start shooting late April and I don't know much more about it than that right now."

The 58-year-old actor also confirmed that he's still very much involved in "TMNT 2."

"I am," he revealed. "And I look forward to whatever that is!"

Variety also confirmed that a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sequel is indeed happening following the box office success the first movie achieved.

A statement from Paramount chaiman and CEO Brad Grey claimed that the sequel rumored to be released on June 3, 2016 is well on its way.

"To know moviegoers are embracing the Turtles with such enthusiasm is everything that we and all our filmmakers have been hoping for," he confirmed. "We are thrilled with this weekend's result, the enduring power of this franchise, and the opportunity to make another one," he added upon learning that the film had gaine $65 million on its opening week.

"Launching a new take on the Turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task," Adam Goodman, president of Paramount's Film Group, added "because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the Turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before. The result exceeded our high expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, making it all the more fun to get started on the continuation of their story."

However, it seems like Megan Fox, who played the role of April O'Neil, does not know anything about the sequel, fueling speculations that she will not be included in the lineup.

The rumor started following her statement in an interview with Screen Rant, claiming that there has yet a "real plan" for a sequel.

"How many am I signed up for is a good question, probably 100 because I would sign any contract to be a part of the movie but I don't know," Fox answered when asked of how many "TMNT" movies did she sign up for. "Right now there is no real plan for a second one, I think we'll know very soon though and I'll definitely do it if they will have me. This turned out really well, way better than I could have ever hoped."

Michael Bay is coming back to produce the sequel with his partner Platinum Dunes.

Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec will reportedly pen and executive produce "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sequel. Director Jonathan Liebesman, oh the other hand, still has no statement about the project.

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