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Shredder Cast for TMNT

A Bay favorite returns

By Robert T. Trate     June 24, 2013
Source: Nukethefridge

Michael Bay has cast William Fichtner as the TMNT’s main nemesis in his reboot of the franchise. You may remember Fichtner from Bay’s Armageddon, as well as The Dark Knight, Black Hawk Down, and Drive Angry 3D
Fichtner will be playing Oroku Saki, better know to the masses as The Shredder. Here is what he had to say about playing the part:
“I play Shredder. It is cool. It’s one of those things that came along where I thought, ‘Really? Let me think about this for a minute.’ [Laughs] Then I was like, ‘Yeah, OK, this sounds like a journey.’ I’m very glad that it worked out, I’m really glad that I’m doing it.”

Synopsis (rumored): Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptilian warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.

The film also features Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Will Arnett, William Fichtner and will be directed by  Jonathan Liebesman. 

TMNT arrives June 6th, 2014.


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millean 6/24/2013 7:44:27 AM

Every time I see this guy on the screen, I want to hate him.  And since that is usually called for by the roles I have seen him cast in, to me that is a sign of a great actor.  He may be pigeon-holed into bad-guy roles, but I'd like to see him in a protagonist role sometime to see his range.

I give this casting a thumbs up.  Still can't help but just wish this wasn't a Michael Bay movie...

fft5305 6/24/2013 8:06:29 AM

Well, if it's any consolation, Bay isn't directing. Only producing...

ElBaz13 6/24/2013 8:11:01 AM

Oruku Saki?  Whatever. Dumb casting move as usual.

This character should be asian. Plain and simple.

Wiseguy 6/24/2013 8:17:17 AM

Love the Fichtner. He was awesome in Drive Angry as the Accountant

Marvel needs to cast him as Dormammu in Dr Strange

Wiseguy 6/24/2013 8:19:58 AM

Oh and yeah as far as TMNT, I've always liked them but don't have the affinity for them as I do Marvel and DC comic books so most changes won't bother me much. Kind of like Transformers and GI Joe

I'm fine with the Ficht as Shredder

ddiaz28 6/24/2013 8:38:03 AM

Yeah Shredder is usually in his mask so the fact that he's not Japanese will be ok I guess.  Fitchner is a great actor. 

@millean - I was going to say the Fitchner is a good guy in Armageddon but then I remembered he's still kind of a dick in that.  LOL.

violator14 6/24/2013 8:39:20 AM

 Dont get me started ....

HomestarRunner 6/24/2013 8:49:49 AM

Having just sold my first printing of TMNT #1 (the jewel of my comic collection), I pulled out my 4th printing copy to refamiliarize myself with how the saga began. With Fichtner being cast as The Shredder, it sounds like they're moving away him being Oroku Saki.

I'm still reserving judgment until I see a trailer.


Tevii 6/24/2013 9:18:55 AM

Millean - Fichtner in GO is kind of funny, hes a cop trying to sell an Amway rip-off

twomcs 6/24/2013 9:55:07 AM

 He played the blind guy in Contact.

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