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Splinter cast in Bays TMNT

Mickey from Seinfeld?

By Robert T. Trate     April 16, 2013
Source: Geek Tyrant

It was a surprise that Michael Bay was going to re-team with Transformers alumni Megan Fox (cast as April O’Neil) for his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles re-make. Now here is another surprise in the cast. Danny Woodburn, best known for his role of Mickey on Seinfeld, has been cast has Splinter. That’s right, Woodburn will play the Turtles giant rat mentor and Ninja Master.  He’ll join Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo), and Will Arnett (role unannounced). 


The film will use motion capture technology and currently has a release date of June 6th, 2014. 

 

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FrozenFear 4/16/2013 7:56:18 AM

In these tough times for VFX companies, I will make the sacrifice and volunteer my time to do the mo-cap scans of Megan Fox. Even if it takes many, many unpaid hours. I don't care if she is actually acting in the movie and doesn't need any capture done: I will do it!

monkeyfoot 4/16/2013 8:00:22 AM

No problem with the cast. Actually, I don't think or worry about this movie much at all. I was never a TMNT fan so it doesn't matter to me. But I'm wondering why he chose a dwarf actor if they are going to be motion captured. They could just as easily used a tall actor similar to the way they used John-Rhys Davies for Gimli the dwarf in LOTR.

violator14 4/16/2013 8:52:45 AM

 what...... the...... FUKKKKK!?!?!?!?! He's supposed to be a Japanese ninja master!!!! Not this fukkjf;lkasnr;le wr al;ieh r;lah ;ldh;lh f;lks s ae aee

DarthBob 4/16/2013 9:25:07 AM

The only way I would see this movie is if they raise Bruce Lee from the dead and cast him as Splinter.

Bryzarro 4/16/2013 10:49:54 AM

 Ummm a caucasin Little Person!! Terrible casting.  Too much to travel to Japan for a proper nationality!!!

Just kidding!!  I still remeber the arguements about Prince of Persian and Gyllenhaal's casting!!  Just get this movie made.  I loved the original movie.  And kinda the second because of Vanilla Ice at the end!!  Haha!!

Chopsaki 4/16/2013 11:28:53 AM

Ninja, ninja rap! Thanks for the flash back Bryzarro...

Higgy 4/16/2013 11:32:23 AM

I'm with Bryzarro.  Should be a Japanese person...or at least someone Asian.  That guys voice is terrible even if he was just doing the voice acting.

Bryzarro 4/16/2013 12:36:36 PM

 @Higgy I was just kidding about the casting I couldn't really care.

@Chopskai  That rap was awsome at the time.  Stuck in my head forever when I heard it!!  Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!!

thezillaman 4/16/2013 12:37:37 PM

 oh boy, here we go.  This is getting weird again and even though most of us may not like it or care much for this i bet all the kiddies will not get enough of the new SATNMNT movie and i think M.Bay knows that and he's o.k with it. $$$$$ in the bank..

Wiseguy 4/16/2013 2:42:34 PM

I care and have no problem with this. It's mocap so what does it matter who plays the character I say.

I'm not fully versed in the TMNT but I have dug their films and toons and always thought that cgi/mocap was the way to go.

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