William Fichtner Is Shredder In The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We Think

Mahone-william-fichtner-2057227-1200-1598I spent a good while today trying to confirm specifically which character William Fichtner is playing in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, but I haven’t been able to lock it down. Nonetheless, I’m still pretty sure he’s playing Shredder.

And yes, that would mean the role has been somewhat ‘racebent,’ as the kids call it. Or ‘racebended.’ I’m not sure which. I’m not really down with the kids and their new slangy ways of expressing outrage at casual stereotyping, prejudice and exploitation.

Deadline have called Fichtner’s role “iconic” and that fits Shredder, so… I’m going to go with it.

I wonder if, assuming that we do have a non-Nipponese Shredder, there will be anything like the controversy we saw swell up when the Turtles were also racially reoriented, from terrestrial amphibians to aliens. The fuss saw the filmmakers pull a U-turn last time… something tells me it would take riots in the streets to get Fichtner displaced.

We’ll also see Fichtner in both Elysium and Lone Ranger this Summer. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be along in the US on June 6th 2014 and in the UK a couple of months later on August 15th.

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