Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles Finds Its Splinter: Plus Alan Ritchson Has A Message For The Haters


splinterOne of the last major players in the rebooted Ninja Turtles film has been found. According to Deadline, Master Splinter, the Turtle‘s mentor, will be voiced by Danny Woodburn in the live action/CGI hybrid that will be directed by Jonathan Liebsman. Woodburn has been on shows such as Seinfield, Crash & Bernstein, and the recent Mirror, Mirror. That’s all the info on this piece of casting right now, but we’ll have more as it becomes available.

Also in Turtle related news today, the new Raphael (Alan Ritchson) spoke about the huge negative reaction the film already has. He says that everything we’ve read online is “wrong” and that he wants to tell everyone why the film is so great, but he can’t just yet. The Hollywood Reporter caught up with the Smallville star on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards. He talked a lot about the film and how he’s already filmed a few scenes with Megan Fox (April O’Neil). The full 2 minute video is below, but Ritchson said of the film:

The frustrating thing for me since I’ve signed on is that you hear that it’s already got a reputation. I think people assume they know what it’s going to be about, and those people are wrong. The assumptions, everything you read online is wrong. You want to tell everybody how great it is, and you can’t really say why, but it is.

We’re learning a lot of the fight choreography. We’ve got these unbelievable stunt trainers that work us every day to the bone. It’s been a great process.

So we have Megan Fox as April O’Neil, Woodburn as Splinter, Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, and Will Arnet in an undisclosed role. Has anything you’ve seen recently changed your mind about Bay‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Will you be checking this one out when it’s released on June 6th, 2014?

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