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UPDATE: Danny Woodburn cast as Splinter! The new Raphael, Alan Ritchson talks Ninja Turtles and Megan Fox

04.15.2013

UPDATE: Guess what? Will Arnett is not playing Splinter, but Danny Woodburn (SEINFELD, WATCHMEN, MIRROR, MIRROR) is! I love Woodburn, but what do you guys think of the casting? Did you have someone else in mind? Or do you think that Woodburn is a great choice? The live-action/CG hybrid is due out June 6, 2014.

Let's be honest: There are many fans of TMNT that are quite skeptical of what they've heard about Jonathan Liebesman and Michael Bay's NINJA TURTLES. Sure, Megan Fox is hot and has a cute personality. Then there's the whole "dark and gritty" aspect...okay whatever, that's the take that everyone is going with these days. The Michael Bay factor? He told us to chill out, so should we?

Now one of the turtles, the new Raphael (Alan Ritchson), to be exact is speaking out on his onset experience and why the fans are wrong in their assumptions about what is in-store:

"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."

Then the actor talks about the lovely Fox and an action scene between the two:

"We're running around Manhattan, me and Megan Fox, her looking wonderful and me looking like some kind of ant with cameras all over my face. 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."

The video of the interview is below.

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Source: THRDeadline

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12:48PM on 04/17/2013

I'll See it

Not saying I'll shell out money at the theater to see it but...... Still it's TMNT. as for the CGI I'm sure they're going the "Gollum" route on this, Which to me sounds pretty cool. I still love to watch the oldschool flicks with those horrible heads that would bounce around when they tried to move their mouths :) and those scripts weren't exactly excellent. As for the casting of Meagan Fox for April, I have no opinion on the matter. I'm not really an April fan or a Fox fan so I'm indifferent
Not saying I'll shell out money at the theater to see it but...... Still it's TMNT. as for the CGI I'm sure they're going the "Gollum" route on this, Which to me sounds pretty cool. I still love to watch the oldschool flicks with those horrible heads that would bounce around when they tried to move their mouths :) and those scripts weren't exactly excellent. As for the casting of Meagan Fox for April, I have no opinion on the matter. I'm not really an April fan or a Fox fan so I'm indifferent here.
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7:40PM on 04/16/2013
I have no qualms with this casting. He was great as Mickey in Seinfeld. And I want so much for this movie to be good. The turtles were my childhood. Here's to being cautiously optimistic!
I have no qualms with this casting. He was great as Mickey in Seinfeld. And I want so much for this movie to be good. The turtles were my childhood. Here's to being cautiously optimistic!
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1:54PM on 04/16/2013
Wow, Make this guy sell a good movie.
Wow, Make this guy sell a good movie.
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9:18AM on 04/16/2013
He tried to back this shit up, and made it sound worse. Megan Fox is going to make April a character to hate. Gcolonna has the right idea below me.
He tried to back this shit up, and made it sound worse. Megan Fox is going to make April a character to hate. Gcolonna has the right idea below me.
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2:25AM on 04/16/2013
I heard all this junk when they were promoting Dragonball Evolution,
They have to sell the movie, no actor being paid millions will flat out say its garbage and all the rumours are true?

Easy criteria to follow: A) Turtles are from earth B) ooze from space C) April is a Red Head D) Quality Story E) Quality Acting and most important F) NO MICHAEL BAY
I heard all this junk when they were promoting Dragonball Evolution,
They have to sell the movie, no actor being paid millions will flat out say its garbage and all the rumours are true?

Easy criteria to follow: A) Turtles are from earth B) ooze from space C) April is a Red Head D) Quality Story E) Quality Acting and most important F) NO MICHAEL BAY
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10:39PM on 04/15/2013
I'm wondering though: are all the Turtles and Splinter actors will actually act in their roles with their costumes and make up or just lending their voices for the role? If they're actually going with CGI turtles, I'm sad.
I'm wondering though: are all the Turtles and Splinter actors will actually act in their roles with their costumes and make up or just lending their voices for the role? If they're actually going with CGI turtles, I'm sad.
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10:16PM on 04/15/2013

Is anyone going to get their facts straight before complaining?

You guys make it sound like Michael Bay is directing this thing. He's not. He's producing, sure, but he's not writing the script nor is he behind the camera. Will this movie be good? No way I could possibly tell you, but I can't say it sucks either before I see the damn thing.
You guys make it sound like Michael Bay is directing this thing. He's not. He's producing, sure, but he's not writing the script nor is he behind the camera. Will this movie be good? No way I could possibly tell you, but I can't say it sucks either before I see the damn thing.
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10:08PM on 04/15/2013

Guys sells it really well...

The actor in that video makes it seem like he genuinely has faith in this project. As far as Woodburn, yes he is a midget, but that doesn't matter when they are just going to be using his body movements and convert it to a CGI rat. This is either going to be the worst picture in the world or we are all going to be eating our words come next summer. Part of me wants Bay to fail but part of me is kind of rooting for these unknown actors to hit us with something grand.
The actor in that video makes it seem like he genuinely has faith in this project. As far as Woodburn, yes he is a midget, but that doesn't matter when they are just going to be using his body movements and convert it to a CGI rat. This is either going to be the worst picture in the world or we are all going to be eating our words come next summer. Part of me wants Bay to fail but part of me is kind of rooting for these unknown actors to hit us with something grand.
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10:04PM on 04/15/2013
I can actually see Danny Woodburn as Splinter. I mean, it might be completely wrong, especially considering this movie is most likely a complete train wreck, but I could imagine, from a child's-eye-view, someone like him doing a great job in his part... or not.

Something that annoys me about this is the amount of credit Michael Bay is getting for it. I have no idea if it was his idea to make the turtles aliens. I haven't a clue, but soon at least people need to start shifting some of the
I can actually see Danny Woodburn as Splinter. I mean, it might be completely wrong, especially considering this movie is most likely a complete train wreck, but I could imagine, from a child's-eye-view, someone like him doing a great job in his part... or not.

Something that annoys me about this is the amount of credit Michael Bay is getting for it. I have no idea if it was his idea to make the turtles aliens. I haven't a clue, but soon at least people need to start shifting some of the blame to Jonathan Liebesman, since he's the guy actually directing the thing. At this point I think most people think Bay is doing it.
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9:40PM on 04/15/2013

Danny Woodburn?!?!

I have nothing against the guy, but what the fuck? This movie is going to suck like no end.
I have nothing against the guy, but what the fuck? This movie is going to suck like no end.
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8:59PM on 04/15/2013

i'm sold!

i was skeptical at first, but now that another person who is attached to the project and stands to profit from it says it's good, well, how could it not be??
i was skeptical at first, but now that another person who is attached to the project and stands to profit from it says it's good, well, how could it not be??
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8:49PM on 04/15/2013

Ha

So everything about this movie that we read online is wrong? Like the fact that Michael Bay is attached to this movie? I don't care what this guy says, he's being paid to be in this movie so of course he has nothing negative to say.
So everything about this movie that we read online is wrong? Like the fact that Michael Bay is attached to this movie? I don't care what this guy says, he's being paid to be in this movie so of course he has nothing negative to say.
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8:48PM on 04/15/2013

Thad

Was anyone else reading that in Thad Castle's voice.
I think hes one of the greatly underrated comedic actors and if anyone hasn't seen "Blue Mountain State", they should start right away.

I still have mixed feelings about this movie, but i do like Alan Ritchson
Was anyone else reading that in Thad Castle's voice.
I think hes one of the greatly underrated comedic actors and if anyone hasn't seen "Blue Mountain State", they should start right away.

I still have mixed feelings about this movie, but i do like Alan Ritchson
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8:45PM on 04/15/2013
I really REALLY hope Bay makes us eat our words and we love this movie...really hope so.
I really REALLY hope Bay makes us eat our words and we love this movie...really hope so.
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8:36PM on 04/15/2013
Raphael is my favorite Turtle, and his guy better bring the "cool, but crude" .
Raphael is my favorite Turtle, and his guy better bring the "cool, but crude" .
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8:23PM on 04/15/2013
I wonder how much Bay paid Ritchson to say that.

This movie is going to be terrible. Especially if Bay makes the turtles aliens from outer space.
I wonder how much Bay paid Ritchson to say that.

This movie is going to be terrible. Especially if Bay makes the turtles aliens from outer space.
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