While Nickelodeon’s newest iteration of the TMNT franchise, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has yet to showcase footage when it was announced back in November, it did reveal quite a bit of voice talent involved in the new cartoon.
The TMNT have faced a whole host of villains throughout their storied history, and it appears Rise of the TMNT will be adding a new villain to the TMNT rogues gallery in the form of Baron Draxum, voiced by WWE superstar John Cena
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ newest villain, Baron Draxum, will be voiced by Cena. Baron Draxum is an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants. Cena’s reoccurring character will appear in the premiere episode and throughout the series, which follows the band of brothers as they encounter new mutants and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will bow later this year.
Before that, Cena will be taking a second tour of duty hosting Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards airs live on March 24, from 8-9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.
Taimur Dar is the Digital Media Producer and Marketing Expert for the Beat. He has earned a master’s degree in marketing intelligence from Fordham University and has provided branding strategies for various companies and organizations. His name his pronounced like the first two syllables of “tomorrow” in case you were wondering.