Cowabunga! A bunch of news, set photos & videos, and more have been released online for the upcoming sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2! We have a Bebop casting, an old face returning, and a bunch of other things for you!

Though Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is currently filming in both Buffalo and New York City, the sequel almost set up shop in another New York locale: Syracuse.

According to producer Brad Fuller, the film seriously considered filming in the town just east of Buffalo while scouting Upstate New York location. Another contestant was Rochester, which is nestled between Buffalo and Syracuse. But according to Fuller, TMNT2’s production ultimately chose Buffalo for the city’s Kensington Expressway, which provided the right environment for a particular scene.

“There are high walls on the side of the highway and that is great for the story and it looks really cool," Fuller told Syracuse.com. Filming in Buffalo began last week, as the crew filmed numerous car chase scenes with the Turtles’ battlewagon. The main cast however, remained in New York City to film their portions.

According to the Buffalo News, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will bring as much as $9 million to the small city after receiving a 40 percent tax credit for choosing to film there.

According to Deadline, Bebop will be played by Gary Anthony Williams in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. No word on who will play his rhinoceros partner in crime Rocksteady just yet, but it's assumed both characters will be fully CGI once the mutations take place. Before his transformation though, Bebop will apparently be "a punk street thug member of a ragtag gang of misfits who acts as if he’s intellectually superior, but isn’t.”

Laura Linney is playing a member of New York's finest in the movie, and will probably be tasked with tracking down the awesome foursome and bringing them to justice. Are there any notable female cops in TMNT lore? 

Also spotted on set was Arrow’s Stephen Amell who’ll play Casey Jones, with Raphael actor Alan Ritchson.

Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard and Pete Ploszek along with Ritchson were on set too, with their CGI turtle suits.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 production crew has been split in two. One team is filming with the principal actors in New York City, while the other crew is filming an elaborate car chase scene up in Buffalo, New York.

The first set of videos features the main cast filming scene at the NYC set with a large green screen behind them. The first video shows that there is some tension between Will Arnett's character Vernon Fenwick and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and new team member Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). How did this develop since the first film is anyone's guess. You have to assume it has something to do with the fine clothes and new supermodel girlfriend Vern has been seen wearing and with, respectively.

The next slew of videos showcases the extensive car chase scene that is being filmed on Route 33 in Buffalo. After watching all of the videos I believe I have a good idea of what is going in this scene, sort of. There is a truck being escorted by men on motorcycles. That truck appears to be prisoner transport vehicle that the police commonly use. So we could assume that there is a prisoner inside. It might be a Turtle. As the scene unfolds there are two stuntmen that use welding torches. They appear to be trying to open up the roof to help whoever is inside to escape. Their bulky outfits suggests that they are in fact Turtles, and at some point one of them loses their footing and hangs upside down as the transport vehicles keeps on moving along.

Following all of this are two sporty 3-wheeler vehicles, Polaris Slingshots. And chasing behind them is the Ninja Turtles' “Battlewagon," which is a reinforced sanitation truck.

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Production continues on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and following the set photos of Megan Fox in her best Britney Spears disguise, more photos and videos from the shoot have debuted online revealing a surprise cameo for the film; spoiler warning for those that want to remain surprised.

In the photos below you can see stars Megan Fox as April O’Neil along with Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick and none other than Judith Hoag, who played the role of April in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film released in 1990! It’s unclear if Hoag will appear in the film in a larger role or simply as a cameo for fans of the first film, but check back here as we learn more.

TMNT 2 | Set | Various Cast Members

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ will hit theaters on June 3, 2016 and stars Megan Fox (April O’Neil), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Stephen Amell (Casey Jones), Brian Tee (Shredder), Tyler Perry (Baxter Stockman), Laura Linney and Gary Anthony Williams (Bebop) in the Paramount sequel. Michael Bay will once again produce with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. David Green is set to direct from a script by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec.

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