Is William Fichtner playing Shredder in Ninja Turtles?

News Simon Brew 10 May 2013 - 06:18

William Fichtner signs up for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as the UK release seemingly gets put back...

Production is now underway on next summer's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie reboot. Jonathan Liebesman is directing the movie, with Michael Bay producing. And we already know that the cast includes Will Arnett and Megan Fox.

It's also now been revealed that the mighty William Fichtner has joined the cast of the movie. And while the exact role he's playing hasn't been revealed, it is apparently of 'iconic stature'. Given that he's unlikely to be playing April O'Neil, that Danny Woodburn is Master Splinter, and that the Turtles themselves have long been cast, that points to one name: Shredder. It's hard to see who else it could be.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set for release in May 2014. Sadly, we're hearing that the UK release has been pushed back until August 15th 2014.


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Maybe he'll be like the Mandarin in Iron Man 3 (the one we were expecting in the trailers), a crazy lunatic with an obsession with Asian culture.

From what I remember, the leaked script from earlier made him a space-Nazi from Dimension X, so his proper ethnicity won't be a problem then. This will be a Michael Bay-film, through and through, so I don't think there will be much for TMNT-fans to enjoy.

As much as I like this actor I can't really see how it would work. Would see him more like Liam Neeson's Dukard in Batman Begins. Let's just hope they don't try to pull off that twist again!

I could see him as Krang before Shredder, tbh!

An actor pretending to be a bad guy?

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