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Old 06-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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In a recent interview with The Huffington Post Canada, when asked about his role in TMNT, William Fitchner confirmed that he will be playing The Shredder.

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Any word on whether they kept the General Schroeder nonsense from the script Bay says they threw out? Haven't seen much TMNT news lately, but last I checked The Foot didn't look the least like ninjas and more like a low budget military group with awful masks.

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Any word on whether they kept the General Schroeder nonsense from the script Bay says they threw out? Haven't seen much TMNT news lately, but last I checked The Foot didn't look the least like ninjas and more like a low budget military group with awful masks.
So far, the set images and casting news show a radically different film than what was in the "General Schrader" script. This including a different backstory for April and the Turtles based on the 87 TV series.

And based on that writer/reviewer's comments yesterday, whatever version we are now getting of the Shredder, as well as everything else, can't be too bad.

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So far, the set images and casting news show a radically different film than what was in the "General Schrader" script. This including a different backstory for April and the Turtles based on the 87 TV series.

And based on that writer/reviewer's comments yesterday, whatever version we are now getting of the Shredder, as well as everything else, can't be too bad.
In the leaked script there's an SUV chase on a snowy hill and we know they are shooting near a ski lodge for a scene involving SUVs.

Then there's the Foot being a military organisation and as we can see the Foot certainly look like a military unit.

Then there's the the turtles being captured by said militaristic Foot. In fact the scene of the turtles in chains is very similar to one in the leaked sript.

Some of the things we are seeing are different, yes but the signs don't point to something radicaly different yet.

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Some of the things we are seeing are different, yes but the signs don't point to something radicaly different yet.

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Fair enough. I think I'll err on the side of caution though until I see some actual promotional shots of Shredder and the Turtles and/or a trailer. I'm not a Bay hater, but the look of the Foot soured me quite a bit when I was just beginning to entertain that they might have thrown it all out.

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Yeah so far...

- We have a pseudo-Black Ops ish foot clan

- Shredder still being in the script but no word of how he'll look or if his origin will remain intact but the fact that he was referred to as Shredder in the interview give me a little hope.

- The presence of Black Baxter Stockman and potentially have mousers

- April, Vernon and possibly Irna from the Fred Wolf cartoon with similar characterizations and no Casey in sight.

- Confirmation of the OOZE being alien, the Turtles residing in the sewers and enjoying pizza from Bay and Eastman respectively.

So far, it's hard to tell how much of that script is still being used. Part of me still hopes to see Krang, Bebop, Rocksteady and the Technodrome.

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Shredder's gonna have sad eyes!

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I think he's a phenomenal choice. This guy is a great actor

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he is a great actor no doubt it

but he is no Shredder. was hoping they would cast an Asian actor for the role.

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he is a great actor no doubt it

but he is no Shredder. was hoping they would cast an Asian actor for the role.
The only time he has ever been played by an asian is the second movie. Yeah the Shredder looked cool in the first two movies but he did absolutely nothing in them. Let's not pretend he was this big martial arts master either, he did a few kicks and jumps to defeat the turtles and then "died" in one of the biggest facepalming deaths ever. Fichtner will rock the roll good although if this Colonel Schreder stuff is true than bleh that just reaks of badness

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The only time he has ever been played by an asian is the second movie. Yeah the Shredder looked cool in the first two movies but he did absolutely nothing in them. Let's not pretend he was this big martial arts master either, he did a few kicks and jumps to defeat the turtles and then "died" in one of the biggest facepalming deaths ever. Fichtner will rock the roll good although if this Colonel Schreder stuff is true than bleh that just reaks of badness
James Saito isn't asian?

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James Saito isn't asian?
He's of Asian descent but yeah, he's from LA. Morever, he could pass for Japanese.

And for most of the fandom, as long as you look the part, that's good enough. It doesn't have anything to do with a Japanese Actor vs. an American Actor, white or not, talented or not.

But even still, he was basically a stand in. So was Francis Chau who played him in TMNT II. The voice actor for Shredder in TMNT I and II (David McCharen) did the real performance, and He's a white guy.

IMO, it doesn't matter or not if the actor who playes him looks the part because The Shredder A) Has scarring that extensively covers his face and B) His face is never shown do to his helmet.

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So far the only casting choices I actually like are Mos Def as Stockman and Will Arnett as Vernon. And I really don't care at all about Vernon. So they could have cast pretty much anyone in it. Anyway, I'm mentally preparing myself now for Colonel Schraeder.

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So far the only casting choices I actually like are Mos Def as Stockman and Will Arnett as Vernon. And I really don't care at all about Vernon. So they could have cast pretty much anyone in it. Anyway, I'm mentally preparing myself now for Colonel Schraeder.
I think that's not true. The site that reported that has a motto says they post things they feel fans want to hear. No where else has picked the story up like they have with Fichtner as Shredder so I think it's safe to say it was made up.

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I think that's not true. The site that reported that has a motto says they post things they feel fans want to hear. No where else has picked the story up like they have with Fichtner as Shredder so I think it's safe to say it was made up.
Well, isn't that great.

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Well this movie just got put on my "will not waste money to see" list. As a huge fan of the franchise this hurts my heart haha. I had low expectations for this movie, now they are even lower.

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Wtf? Most Def was cast as Stockman?

When was this?

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Wtf? Most Def was cast as Stockman?

When was this?
It wasn't. It was a made up story by a website that does joke news articles and some people posted it around believing it.

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It wasn't. It was a made up story by a website that does joke news articles and some people posted it around believing it.
Yeah, the only good news were actually fake news. How sad is that?

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This. Also, they may have him be like TDKR Bane who, like Shredder in this new movie, was quite different from their comic counterpart.


Like Bane in TDKR, he'd definitely a character with asian roots/of asian ethnicity, but is nonetheless played by a (mostly masked) white guy. Trained in "the way of the Ninja" but later adopts guerrilla warfare style military tactics and incorporates it into his style of running the foot, like Bane did with the League of Shadows; an organization rooted in traditional martial arts and ninja tactics converted into a militant, guerrilla warfare type organization.

it could provide a great contrast to the traditional style the turtles use, just like Bane's style contrasted with Ra's Al Ghul's and Batman's.
That'd be an interesting route to go down but I somehow doubt it. I cerainly don't think Fitchner is going to spend the majority of the movie masked (nor should he). Bare in mind he's also likely to have some connection to Krang that's an awful lot to cram into a characters backstory.

Fitchner's latest comments could be intepreted in a number of ways but I can't help but think the "change" he talks about is a vague reference to his transformation into his true form from that much talked about script. I'm still laying odds that's the route they are going.

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I don't think Jonathan Leibesman has ever said that himself but rather Kevin Eastman.

Now I like the guy but he has a habit dating back years of putting a 'spin' on things to explain things in a way he knows they want to hear.

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What the flying hell.

Shredder is Japanese. His name is Oroku Saki.

How many more times must I damn you, Michael Bay?

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What the flying hell.

Shredder is Japanese. His name is Oroku Saki.

How many more times must I damn you, Michael Bay?
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