William Fichtner Talks Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Following his role as the antagonist in The Lone Ranger, it won’t be long until we see William Fichtner as another bad guy when he shows up as Shredder in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot. Speaking with The Hollywood News, Fichtner talked about his character, who will be a little different than fans know him.

“What I read about Eric Sachs in the script was great, and then how the character has been moulded and changed when we started filming has become something really quite remarkable in terms of what we’ve seen before of the character.”

Fichtner also thinks that fans will be blown away by the new turtles in the film, saying: “They are some messed up mutant turtles!”

Fans will be disappointed to learn that Fichtner also confirmed longtime favorites Bebop and Rocksteady will not be present for the film. Perhaps in a sequel?

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film features a screenplay by Josh Appelbaum, Andrew Nemec, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and John Fusco, and is based on the characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman. The film stars Megan Fox in the role of April O’Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter, and William Fichtner as Shredder. Teenage Mutant NInja Turtles will hit theaters on August 8, 2014.