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EXCLUSIVE: 'TMNT 2' Star Brian Tee Reveals Which Marvel Character He Wants to Play

by Alex Ungerman 5:51 PM PDT, June 03, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: 'TMNT 2' Star Brian Tee Reveals Which Marvel Character He Wants to Play

The ball is in your court, Marvel!

ET caught up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows star Brian Tee for a Facebook Live chat in support of the film's opening weekend, where the actor revealed he's already thought about which Marvel character he'd like to play in a movie.

"Marvel Studios just picked up the rights to Namor who is the Sub-Mariner, and I would love to play the Sub-Mariner," the 39-year-old actor said on Friday. "I grew up as a comic geek and the Sub-Mariner has been one of my childhood, fondest, fondest superheros, and I feel like I could play him."

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We'd watch that!

Either way, Tee hopes that the spotlight on diversity in Hollywood will lead to more starring roles for actors of color.

"I feel like it's very few and far between Asian Americans and people of color are given these opportunities to be kind of leads in films," he explains. "I would love to see more of that. It doesn’t necessarily have to be me, but I think the time has come for us to allow those situations to happen."

Meanwhile, a big moment for Tee -- who plays Shredder in TMNT 2 -- was seeing the villain's lair for the first time.

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"When I was in full costume and actually in Shredder’s lair, there was this shiny combustion thing or something like that, but it was so shiny it had a reflection and I walked past and it was like, 'Oh. That’s me. I’m actually shredder in this movie. This is happening,'" the actor explains. "It's huge shoes to fill, a huge responsibility. So I kind of took that to heart."

Check out more of our live chat with Tee below.

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So much fun!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is currently in theaters.

Watch a trailer for the new movie below.

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