After a month of speculation, William Fichtner's role in Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is revealed in an interview with the actor.
I like the actor, but he seems ill suited for The Shredder. He's older, with no martial arts experience, oh yeah and not Japanese in the least.
I know right no martial arts experience is a big damn turn off. He should be Japanese too this pretty much confirms they about to change the whole plot.
Doesn't Shredder wear a mask? Wouldn't matter if he were Japanese.
It sort of matters, because that was a central element to his and Splinter's backstory. Him not being Japanese would change that pretty drastically.
But if you can't see him, you can't tell he isn't Japanese.
It's clear that he's not actually playing Shredder. He's playing the actor Travis Slattery posing as the Shredder.
Fichtner could be playing Casey Jones for all I care, and I still would be cool with it. Love the guy.
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