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All turtles are now cast for Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles, which is taking a more "Avatar" approach for the reboot

03.25.2013

Last week, the first of the four NINJA TURTLES in the Michael Bay-produced reboot was cast, bringing in former Aquaman Alan Ritchson for the role of Raphael.  Now, the other three turtles have filled their shells, with Pete Ploszek (Parks and Recreation) playing the leader, Leonardo, Jeremy Howard (Breaking Bad) taking on the bo-staff wielding Donatello, and Noel Fisher (BATTLE: LOS ANGELES) portraying the wise-cracking Michelangelo. All of the actors are new on the scene, which was probably a big consideration when the studio addressed the budgetary issues a while back, causing the film to be delayed. It makes perfect sense, really, especially when the actors will be virtually unrecognizeable as themselves anyway. 

The film is said to be using an "Avatar-like" performance capture for the turtles, so it should be an interesting translation to say the least. The news of this film falling into the hands of Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and the subsequent "leaks" of a script that involves the turtles as aliens has set the internet on fire. And, rightly so in terms of the alien aspect. However, as a big fan of the turtles, I'm willing to give this one a shot.  I enjoyed the black sheep that is BATTLE: LOS ANGELES from Liebesman and have marvelled at the Bayhem carnage many times over throughout the years.  My fingers are crossed and I'm hopeful for a solid turtles reboot that could open the doors to a new franchise.

Unless they're aliens.  Then, we have problems.

NINJA TURTLES, starring Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, and Noel Fisher is set for release on June 6, 2014.

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4:53PM on 03/26/2013
Looking forward to it. It amazes me how people can be so critical when they know so little. Love or hate him, Michael Bay did wonders for the Transformers franchise. Even if you thought his series was shit based on the original, he gave it new life, lots of new fans, made shit loads of money, and ensured that the franchise will live on. So why don't you just give it a chance?
Looking forward to it. It amazes me how people can be so critical when they know so little. Love or hate him, Michael Bay did wonders for the Transformers franchise. Even if you thought his series was shit based on the original, he gave it new life, lots of new fans, made shit loads of money, and ensured that the franchise will live on. So why don't you just give it a chance?
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12:28PM on 03/26/2013
They should have cast Hyuana as April.
They should have cast Hyuana as April.
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12:26PM on 03/26/2013
extra tibit-Bolo Yeung. Heck get Bolo in the next expendables asap! Tell me you wouldn't love to see him as Shredder holding a beaten and broken/bloody lifeless splinter by the throat with one hand and pointing while growling at the turtles "Your next!" Also hows about Dolph for Rocksteady and Stallon as Be-Bop(tell me Be-Bop doesn't talk like Rocky in the 80's toons.) with Larry the Cable Guy as Leather Head( "Gitter done!")? Jim Carrey for Baxter Stockman?
extra tibit-Bolo Yeung. Heck get Bolo in the next expendables asap! Tell me you wouldn't love to see him as Shredder holding a beaten and broken/bloody lifeless splinter by the throat with one hand and pointing while growling at the turtles "Your next!" Also hows about Dolph for Rocksteady and Stallon as Be-Bop(tell me Be-Bop doesn't talk like Rocky in the 80's toons.) with Larry the Cable Guy as Leather Head( "Gitter done!")? Jim Carrey for Baxter Stockman?
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11:33AM on 03/26/2013

Since we're changing everything

Michael Jai White would make for a good Shredder
Michael Jai White would make for a good Shredder
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8:47AM on 03/26/2013
We've been waiting 20-years for a Turtles film and we get this fucking shit?...I swear if they turn out to be Aliens I'm going to go the set dressed as Shredder and body slam Michael Bay and the Director into a fucking sewer...Duche Bags that don't care about the fans.
We've been waiting 20-years for a Turtles film and we get this fucking shit?...I swear if they turn out to be Aliens I'm going to go the set dressed as Shredder and body slam Michael Bay and the Director into a fucking sewer...Duche Bags that don't care about the fans.
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12:40AM on 03/26/2013

RE: Extra Tidbit

My first thought was Chow Yun Fat. I like the Ken Watanabe suggestion from before as well.

PS: This movie will be ass.
My first thought was Chow Yun Fat. I like the Ken Watanabe suggestion from before as well.

PS: This movie will be ass.
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9:38PM on 03/25/2013

and Casey?

Sean William Scott, Taylor Kitsch, or someone else I cannot think of right now. Why not John Krasinksi (joke) since he loses every part in the comic book world?
Sean William Scott, Taylor Kitsch, or someone else I cannot think of right now. Why not John Krasinksi (joke) since he loses every part in the comic book world?
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7:50PM on 03/25/2013
Nothing against these actors, but there's no way this thing isn't going to end up being a steaming caldron of shit.
Nothing against these actors, but there's no way this thing isn't going to end up being a steaming caldron of shit.
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9:39PM on 03/25/2013
1st one still holds up to this day. Love how adult-oriented it was.
1st one still holds up to this day. Love how adult-oriented it was.
1:19PM on 03/26/2013
Yeah, it's a classic
Yeah, it's a classic
4:54PM on 03/26/2013
how do you figure, D bag?
how do you figure, D bag?
7:33PM on 03/25/2013
Is it too early to announce that Zach Efron will be cast as Casey Jones, Shia Labouf as Shredder, and Ken Jeong as a loud-mouthed racist Splinter?
Is it too early to announce that Zach Efron will be cast as Casey Jones, Shia Labouf as Shredder, and Ken Jeong as a loud-mouthed racist Splinter?
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9:48PM on 03/25/2013
You know, would've shrugged that all off except for the Ken Jeong idea. God I hope not.
You know, would've shrugged that all off except for the Ken Jeong idea. God I hope not.
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7:24PM on 03/25/2013
Hahaha keep crying pussies, it's hilarious.
Hahaha keep crying pussies, it's hilarious.
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7:00PM on 03/25/2013

Wait 'til it's made

Now granted, Megan Fox as April doesn't excite this devoted TMNT fan, but re: the turtles casting, were people really leaping to see Corey Feldman, Cadet Nogata from Police Academy 3 and Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch play/voice the original turtles in 1990? Everybody sit the hell down and wait until you SEE the film!

My point is just that the original cast was perfect despite whatever premature judgements people may have made. I can only imagine how much people would've have been
Now granted, Megan Fox as April doesn't excite this devoted TMNT fan, but re: the turtles casting, were people really leaping to see Corey Feldman, Cadet Nogata from Police Academy 3 and Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch play/voice the original turtles in 1990? Everybody sit the hell down and wait until you SEE the film!

My point is just that the original cast was perfect despite whatever premature judgements people may have made. I can only imagine how much people would've have been bitching online if that were today.

Didn't people learn to stop prematurely criticizing casting choices after their wrongful outcry over Michael Keaton as Batman? Or maybe after Daniel Craig as Bond?
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7:46PM on 03/25/2013
Hmmm two good casting choices out of the dozen of shitty ones.I remember when everyone went apeshit over 70's show guy as Venom. And there's so much more Ahhnald as Mr. Freeze, Affleck as Daredevil, Alba as invisble woman, I could keep going.....
Hmmm two good casting choices out of the dozen of shitty ones.I remember when everyone went apeshit over 70's show guy as Venom. And there's so much more Ahhnald as Mr. Freeze, Affleck as Daredevil, Alba as invisble woman, I could keep going.....
8:03PM on 03/25/2013
And you won't know for sure which it'll be until the movie's out. Maybe they'll rock it, maybe they'll blow. WAIT AND SEE.
And you won't know for sure which it'll be until the movie's out. Maybe they'll rock it, maybe they'll blow. WAIT AND SEE.
9:19PM on 03/25/2013
Or Heath Ledger as the Joker.

Actually, I thought Affleck and Garner were fine as Daredevil and Elektra and Jessica Alba, ahem, filled out her FF costume very nicely indeed!
Or Heath Ledger as the Joker.

Actually, I thought Affleck and Garner were fine as Daredevil and Elektra and Jessica Alba, ahem, filled out her FF costume very nicely indeed!
5:40PM on 03/25/2013

They have been neutered

You know I had the black and white life magazine sized issues of the comics back in 85 and I loved them. Then the cartoons started to come along and they changed from semi serious heroes with a comical side to California surfer dudes that only cared about pizza. So I have little hope for this movie. One of the best efforts I ever read was when they let other authors do stories with the Turtles, one was set in Feudal Japan and the Turtles were badass Samurai, that is how they should be
You know I had the black and white life magazine sized issues of the comics back in 85 and I loved them. Then the cartoons started to come along and they changed from semi serious heroes with a comical side to California surfer dudes that only cared about pizza. So I have little hope for this movie. One of the best efforts I ever read was when they let other authors do stories with the Turtles, one was set in Feudal Japan and the Turtles were badass Samurai, that is how they should be portrayed, kick ass, not the four stooges that also do martial arts.

Sigh....

Guess that is what happens when you take a cool idea and change it into something to sell toys to children.
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4:00PM on 03/25/2013
How can they cast a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that DOESN'T EXIST?

*ahem*
How can they cast a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie that DOESN'T EXIST?

*ahem*
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3:56PM on 03/25/2013

YAWN...

IDK keeping my hopes so downnnn
IDK keeping my hopes so downnnn
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3:51PM on 03/25/2013

Garbage

I think Michael Bay ruined Transformers, and I honestly thought they were complete sh!t. Why he has to add Megan fox to get someone hot in there sucks also. I'm sure this will just be TMNT with a buttload of explosions, and the worst part... the worst part is it will do so well and get a bunch of other sequels. God damn...
I think Michael Bay ruined Transformers, and I honestly thought they were complete sh!t. Why he has to add Megan fox to get someone hot in there sucks also. I'm sure this will just be TMNT with a buttload of explosions, and the worst part... the worst part is it will do so well and get a bunch of other sequels. God damn...
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3:38PM on 03/25/2013
You know your movie is totally screwed when even The Soloist says "Fuck this!" to your project.
You know your movie is totally screwed when even The Soloist says "Fuck this!" to your project.
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3:37PM on 03/25/2013
dafuq?
dafuq?
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3:13PM on 03/25/2013
I'm not saying I have faith in this movie at all, but I gotta say my interest has been piqued by the turtle cast. Could be OK. Maybe. Probably not though.
I'm not saying I have faith in this movie at all, but I gotta say my interest has been piqued by the turtle cast. Could be OK. Maybe. Probably not though.
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3:05PM on 03/25/2013

That picture from the turtles above

really looks good,i hope they look like that in the movie.
The director on the other hand doesnt give me much hope, i get the same feeling with liebesman as i have with john moore.
really looks good,i hope they look like that in the movie.
The director on the other hand doesnt give me much hope, i get the same feeling with liebesman as i have with john moore.
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2:57PM on 03/25/2013
Every time I see something knew about this project, I unexpectedly get tourettes syndrome
Every time I see something knew about this project, I unexpectedly get tourettes syndrome
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2:55PM on 03/25/2013
As a huge Turtles fan since day 1 and still own all my originals and many or the newer toys over the years, I can say that my feelings are very neutral at the moment. Unknowns don't bother me so much cause you never know, they may end up doing real well. Still not fond of Fox as April and the Alien origins still bothers me. Alien ooze is okay, but Turtles from space? No. I will most certainly see this film with an open mind, but so far I am not impressed. Here's hoping Bay changes my
As a huge Turtles fan since day 1 and still own all my originals and many or the newer toys over the years, I can say that my feelings are very neutral at the moment. Unknowns don't bother me so much cause you never know, they may end up doing real well. Still not fond of Fox as April and the Alien origins still bothers me. Alien ooze is okay, but Turtles from space? No. I will most certainly see this film with an open mind, but so far I am not impressed. Here's hoping Bay changes my mind....REALLY HOPING
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2:34PM on 03/25/2013

yawn

wake me when this movie has bombed
wake me when this movie has bombed
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2:26PM on 03/25/2013

I know that for actors getting a job -any job- is important

so I say this with no judgement
I hate all of you.
so I say this with no judgement
I hate all of you.
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2:10PM on 03/25/2013
You know what....,....fuck this.
You know what....,....fuck this.
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5:01PM on 03/25/2013
Hoping for Josh Holloway, Jensen Ackles, Nathan Fillion & Ryan Reynolds? I feel your pain man for real
Hoping for Josh Holloway, Jensen Ackles, Nathan Fillion & Ryan Reynolds? I feel your pain man for real
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2:03PM on 03/25/2013
More news that doesn't excite me for this project. Now we're getting word it's getting mo-cap and a cast of unknowns who were never involved in TMNT? At least the 2007 TMNT had the brains to cast actual voice actors instead of no name actors from TV. I don't even know what's going on with this project anymore. Nothing about this represents the turtles that fans of them have come to know. Just so disappointed with everything going on with this project.
More news that doesn't excite me for this project. Now we're getting word it's getting mo-cap and a cast of unknowns who were never involved in TMNT? At least the 2007 TMNT had the brains to cast actual voice actors instead of no name actors from TV. I don't even know what's going on with this project anymore. Nothing about this represents the turtles that fans of them have come to know. Just so disappointed with everything going on with this project.
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2:02PM on 03/25/2013
Shredder - Ken Watanabe.

Shredder - Ken Watanabe.

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7:47PM on 03/25/2013
In a better movie, absolutely. He's too good for this.
In a better movie, absolutely. He's too good for this.
7:58PM on 03/25/2013
You make a valid point, I was suggesting Watanabe to perhaps "save" the film.
You make a valid point, I was suggesting Watanabe to perhaps "save" the film.
8:06PM on 03/25/2013
Damn, that's a lot of "thumbs ups".
Damn, that's a lot of "thumbs ups".
9:51PM on 03/25/2013
I'd be for that just because by the next time they get around to rebooting this franchise, he'll be too old. Him or Hiroyuki Sanada.
I'd be for that just because by the next time they get around to rebooting this franchise, he'll be too old. Him or Hiroyuki Sanada.
1:57PM on 03/25/2013

...and if you look to your left, you'll see a big-budget Box Office bomb.

INCOMING!
INCOMING!
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1:54PM on 03/25/2013

I am turtles fan for life...

The shit was my childhood...

That said... I am very worried about how this is going to turn out. I absolutely loathed "Battle: LA" and hope Leisbman injects more narrative into this film. With Bay producing you know exactly what kind of movie you are going to get so the casting of Megan Fox doesn't bother me that much. She will put on her glasses to look smart, but then will kick ass because we live in a post-feminist society. Jeremy Howard is the dude from "Accepted" who wanted to
The shit was my childhood...

That said... I am very worried about how this is going to turn out. I absolutely loathed "Battle: LA" and hope Leisbman injects more narrative into this film. With Bay producing you know exactly what kind of movie you are going to get so the casting of Megan Fox doesn't bother me that much. She will put on her glasses to look smart, but then will kick ass because we live in a post-feminist society. Jeremy Howard is the dude from "Accepted" who wanted to learn to blow shit up with his mind. I have seen him in other stuff too and am happy he will be in a big budget picture. I wonder if they will keep their voices?

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1:53PM on 03/25/2013

wait....

i watch both Parks and Rec and Breaking Bad... who were these guys again?

i wanna see megan fox in the yellow jumpsuit already
i watch both Parks and Rec and Breaking Bad... who were these guys again?

i wanna see megan fox in the yellow jumpsuit already
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2:06PM on 03/25/2013
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure in Parks & Rec he was the the young guy Ben was trying to impress in DC for 1 episode
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure in Parks & Rec he was the the young guy Ben was trying to impress in DC for 1 episode
2:56PM on 03/25/2013
It kinda looks like walts son.
It kinda looks like walts son.
4:11PM on 03/25/2013
def not walt's son
def not walt's son
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