Raphael's a riot! Megan Fox goofs around on set with co-star Alan Ritchson as they film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

She's been spotted on the set of upcoming action flick Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 in recent weeks.

And it looks to be a fun production as Megan Fox giggled with her co-stars in-between takes on Wednesday in downtown Manhattan. 

The actress - who plays reporter April O'Neil in the franchise - was seen alongside Wil Arnett as rival news reporter Vern Fenwick, Alan Ritchson as superhero turtle Raphael and Noel Fisher as Michelangelo. 

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Fun on set: Megan Fox was seen enjoying a moment between scenes with co-stars Alan Ritchson and Noel Fisher

Fun on set: Megan Fox was seen enjoying a moment between scenes with co-stars Alan Ritchson and Noel Fisher

Megan, 28, was dressed in a dark tank top, grey skinny jeans and ankle boots and tied a plaid shirt around her waist.

Her jet black locks were loose around her shoulders and she looked camera ready with a full face of make-up. 

Megan's turtle pals were dressed up in their CGI suits complete with full-size shells on their backs while they worked through a fight scene together.

April O'Neil: Megan was dressed in a dark tank top, grey jeans and boots with a plaid shirt wrapped around her waist as the reporter and friend of the four reptilian superheroes

April O'Neil: Megan was dressed in a dark tank top, grey jeans and boots with a plaid shirt wrapped around her waist as the reporter and friend of the four reptilian superheroes

Working together: Will Arnett was seen in his grey suit as April's fierce rival news reporter Vern Fenwick

Working together: Will Arnett was seen in his grey suit as April's fierce rival news reporter Vern Fenwick

Animated: The 28-year-old star was seen describing something to her co-stars Alan and Noel who were dressed in their CGI suits

Animated: The 28-year-old star was seen describing something to her co-stars Alan and Noel who were dressed in their CGI suits

Jeremy Howard, who takes on the role of Donatello and Pete Ploszek who plays Leonardo, were not seen during filming on Wednesday.

Arrow star Stephen Amell also stars in the sequel as Casey Jones while Brian Tee will take on the role of archenemy Shredder and Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter.   

Before the release of the first film there was backlash from fans of the animated series about Megan's casting in the reboot, with some suggesting the actress' over-sexualised past roles could jar with the family friendly image of April. 

Turtle power! Alan, 30, plays Raphael while Noel, 31, plays Michelangelo 

Turtle power! Alan, 30, plays Raphael while Noel, 31, plays Michelangelo 

Working it through: The men showed off their fight moves in their motion capture suits

Working it through: The men showed off their fight moves in their motion capture suits

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly last year, Megan insisted that her updated April, while noticeably different from the cartoon and movie iterations that came before, wouldn't move too far away from the character's essence.

'She's more of a leader when she explores her relationship with the turtles instead of just the human companion that gets dragged along on the adventure,' explained the actress. 

Fun on set: The mother-of-two giggled with her co-stars as they took a break from filming

Fun on set: The mother-of-two giggled with her co-stars as they took a break from filming

'It's more representative of a modern woman...There's no gratuitous skin or sexual anything. Jonathan (Liebesman, director) was really insistent on not wanting her to be sexualized or to take that sort of typical role we've seen women take in movies thus far, and that I've taken in particular.' 

TMNT 2 is set for release in June 2016.  

The Transformers star and her husband Brian Austin Green, 41, wed in 2010 and have sons Noah, two, and Bodhi, one. 

Reprising her role: TMNT 2 is set for release in June 2016.

Reprising her role: TMNT 2 is set for release in June 2016.

 

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