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Oct. 14, 2013by: Jesse Giroux
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Is Will Arnett the only one who wants to talk about TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES? The actor shared a little about his experience on the film back in July, and his latest comments on the upcoming movie come from a recent interview with Digital Spy. Arnett starts by talking about how he missed seeing most of the animated series while growing up, but says his sons are big fans.

"It's funny, it's one of those things... it fell between the cracks for me, a little bit, because I was just a little old. But I have a much younger brother and he was a fan, so I was kind of exposed to it when I was a teenager. I knew who they all were and what happened was, almost simultaneous to me being in discussions to become part of the picture, my own sons became massive, like seemingly overnight, massive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans. It was so strange."

Arnett also said once he watched the show he saw there was a good story to tell, and decided to become part of the project.

"I started meeting with these guys and then... I actually watched the cartoon, the animated show on Nickelodeon with my sons, and I was like, 'This is a great story and there's something here', and so I got involved. Of course, Michael Bay's producing and it just seemed like such a great thing to be a part of, and so I signed on very excited, and I had a fantastic experience."

Will Arnett also teased a big fight scene involving Shredder and the Foot Clan while talking to Digital Spy, and says Turtles kind of took over his life while working on the film.

We went to New York, we were shooting that, and what was great was, I'd be there shooting all day, shooting a huge fight scene for like a week where we're fighting Shredder and the Foot Clan. Then I'd come home exhausted and bruised, and the second I walk in the door, my sons say, 'Dad, we're playing Turtles and you're Shredder!' I was inundated with it - just 24 hours a day Turtles!"

I think there's a chance TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will be a fun experience. Maybe not as dark as the comic or very deep, but it could be quite entertaining, and I think we should give it a shot. A great trailer would certainly help some fans feel better about the film, and hopefully we'll get one in the near future.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES stars William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, and Alan Ritchson, and will hit theaters on August 8th, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Will Arnett had a small, but excellent part in the film WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY with Patrick Fugit and Shannyn Sossamon.
Source: Digital Spy

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10:19AM on 10/14/2013
Of course, there's a chance that this might work, but I think the negative buzz does have every reason to exist. A lot of it has been placed on Michael Bay, who's in the producer's chair, but I think Jonathan Liebesman's involvement is also cause for concern. Both Battle Los Angeles and Wrath of the Titans are very good examples of stale, production-line modern day action films, overstuffed with lots of stuff going on but nothing actually happening.
Of course, there's a chance that this might work, but I think the negative buzz does have every reason to exist. A lot of it has been placed on Michael Bay, who's in the producer's chair, but I think Jonathan Liebesman's involvement is also cause for concern. Both Battle Los Angeles and Wrath of the Titans are very good examples of stale, production-line modern day action films, overstuffed with lots of stuff going on but nothing actually happening.
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10:29AM on 10/14/2013
I had a hard time caring about what was going on in Battle Los Angeles. It was a lot of poor Aaron Eckhart yelling lines like"Marines don't quit"and "fight to live, Marines!" in the middle of an invasion that was hard to get invested in, amidst a sea of cookie cutter stock characters and shaky camera work. I think I slightly prefer Clash over Wrath; both films are typical, standard action fare dressed as sword and sandal pieces and are not so much terrible movies as generally unimaginative and
I had a hard time caring about what was going on in Battle Los Angeles. It was a lot of poor Aaron Eckhart yelling lines like"Marines don't quit"and "fight to live, Marines!" in the middle of an invasion that was hard to get invested in, amidst a sea of cookie cutter stock characters and shaky camera work. I think I slightly prefer Clash over Wrath; both films are typical, standard action fare dressed as sword and sandal pieces and are not so much terrible movies as generally unimaginative and bloated.
10:21AM on 10/14/2013
If I had to pick a better film out of the two, Battle of Los Angeles gets my vote. But Wrath was a BIG improvement over Clash.
If I had to pick a better film out of the two, Battle of Los Angeles gets my vote. But Wrath was a BIG improvement over Clash.
10:20AM on 10/14/2013
One of the only positives (at least for me) about this film is having Will Arnett in it. The dude is hilarious and very talented and I will watch him in anything. And he should be a bigger star.
One of the only positives (at least for me) about this film is having Will Arnett in it. The dude is hilarious and very talented and I will watch him in anything. And he should be a bigger star.
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11:02AM on 10/14/2013
I'm glad that he's passionate about the role.
I'm glad that he's passionate about the role.
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11:29AM on 10/14/2013
ill wait for a trailer i do enjoy the new cartoon on nick
ill wait for a trailer i do enjoy the new cartoon on nick
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3:37PM on 10/14/2013
They are mentioning the animated series' (both new and old) alot. I wonder if anyone involved has read the B/W series....lol
They are mentioning the animated series' (both new and old) alot. I wonder if anyone involved has read the B/W series....lol
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9:40PM on 10/14/2013
I'm looking forward to a trailer, so I can finally see some footage from this thing. What part does Will Arnett play? Have there been any pics of the foot clan yet? I hope they don't end up looking stupid! I really hope this turns out to be a fun movie. The first one was great, but the others that came after kinda went down hill.
I'm looking forward to a trailer, so I can finally see some footage from this thing. What part does Will Arnett play? Have there been any pics of the foot clan yet? I hope they don't end up looking stupid! I really hope this turns out to be a fun movie. The first one was great, but the others that came after kinda went down hill.
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