Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Create A Short Film
With the BFI & O2
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Empire Podcast 177: Ron Perlman, Tom Hardy and Brian Helgeland
We won't lie, things get pretty Kray Kray
Ron Perlman Talks Hellboy III
Exclusive: 'He has to take down civilisation...'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys Offer New Clues To The Film
And Kylo Ren talks at last...
Straight Outta Compton Sequel To Focus On Death Row Records
Producer L. Leigh Savidge adapting his documentary
Andrea Riseborough Signs Up For Bloodline
Joining John Leguizamo as another new cast regular
Selena Gomez Set For Bad Neighbours 2
Playing Chloe Grace Moretz's sorority rival
Stephen Rider Joins Daredevil Season 2
Playing District Attorney Blake Tower
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 August 2015
Zach Galifianakis Will Be Lego Batman's Joker
We have a new Clown Prince of Crime
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lego Movie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Pain & Gain
Empire Star Rating
Elysium (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

William Fichtner Joins TMNT
As an 'iconic' character

09 May 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

That new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film just got a fair percentage better. 27 percent if you run it in Empire math. How so? William Fichtner is aboard in a currently unspecified role.

According to Deadline, the former Empire webchatter has joined the cast to play “a lead with iconic stature in the Turtles’ mythology” which, unless they’re changing the character and he’s Casey Jones, makes us immediately leap to Shredder, but we’d caution it could turn out to be something else. Not sure we see him as Krang

Turtles, which already features Megan Fox as April O’Neil, Will Arnett as an unknown character, Danny Woodburn as Splinter and Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek and Alan Ritchson as the four heroes in half-shells (working on set in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes-style performance capture suits), has Wrath Of The Titans' Jonathan Liebesman calling the shots. Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes company are producing along with Paramount, and the script’s by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Evan Daugherty.

Purporting to re-introduce the world to the Turtles, the film is set to hit our screens on August 15 next year.

Fichtner will be back on the big screen this year in The Lone Ranger (August 9) and then Elysium (September 20).


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

24 Could Be Back Back Back
As a limited series
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Fichtner
Fichtner has to be Shredder. If not then surely Be-bop or Rocksteady More

Posted by stulord at 09:35 on 12 May 2013 | Report This Post

Are you dumb?
Look at him... He's Splinter you freaks. He's absolutely made for the part. More

Posted by mancalledpete at 22:55 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

William Fichtner IS an iconic character!
That is all. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:45 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post

Arnett is Vernon Fenwick; Fichter = Bishop
Set photos have revealed that Will Arnett is playing Vernon Fenwick, April O'Neil's cameraman. Based on Fichter's profile, I'm going to guess that he's playing Agent Bishop? More

Posted by FuturScreenWriter04 at 07:52 on 10 May 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets The Stars Of Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
On the Sundance smash, bedroom posters and Nick Offerman

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)