Ninja Turtles Movie to Reveal Shredder’s Name

#1 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

According to actor William Fichtner, the Go and The Dark Knight star who recently revealed that he will play The Shredder in Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman’s upcoming (Teenage Mutant?) Ninja Turtles, told Screen Rant today that the film varies wildly from the traditional mythology and that Michael Bay’s Turtles will be “something else.”

Fichtner, who also stars in this week’s release The Lone Ranger, will therefore be out and about doing some press for the next little while, so expect more of these non-answers and teases to come, we’re sure.

“Turtles is coming together very, very cool,” Fichtner said. “There is a whole interesting dynamic that happens in the world of Turtles and all I can really say about it at this point while working on it is that the Turtle film, it’s not like anything that I remember about the Turtles before. I feel like this Michael Bay-produced movie is just gonna really be something else. I’m pretty excited.”

One very different thing? The Shredder will not be Japanese (obviously)–and will be named onscreen. Because of that, his traditional name will not be used, presumably since it would seem out of place on the actor.

“I actually play a guy named Eric Sachs [Sounds like Sachs? Hard to understand] in the movie. And then he goes through a few stages in his existence,” Fichtner said.

Presuming the quote is right, that sounds an awful lot like a whitewashed/Americanized version of “Oroku Saki,” the character’s original name. Let the fan rage begin…

Source: http://comicbook.com/blog/2013/07/01/ninja-turtles-movie-to-reveal-shredders-name-be-unlike-previous-incarnations/

#2 Edited by k4tzm4n (36394 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, it'll likely be "Col. Schraeder" just like the original script.

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#3 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2294 posts) - - Show Bio
#4 Edited by k4tzm4n (36394 posts) - - Show Bio

@dark_guyver said:

@k4tzm4n: Ugh... I truly hope not.

I wouldn't be surprised. Now that we know the Foot is apparently militarized, it makes sense.

Not saying I dig it...

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#5 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Ya, I'm really trying to keep an open mind on all these changes.

#6 Posted by k4tzm4n (36394 posts) - - Show Bio

@dark_guyver: Likewise. At this point, I expect drastic changes and I simply hope the end result is entertaining.

I can't help but wonder how many of these upset "fans" would react if they knew about the origin twist in the IDW comic :D

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#7 Edited by Xwraith (15212 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: I actually like that origin best. Being an actual Buddhist probably has a lot to do with it.

#8 Posted by k4tzm4n (36394 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith: Oh, I think it's a superb and fresh take on it and it definitely works. I'm just saying I think a lot of the casual fans outraged over changes would probably throw a fit if they heard about how the TMNT origin was handled in the new book.

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#9 Posted by danhimself (22276 posts) - - Show Bio

I think my biggest problem with this is that Eastman is allowing this to happen

#10 Edited by Dark_Guyver (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith: @k4tzm4n: Even if the movie does turn out bad, we still have the wonderfully written IDW turtles comic (one of the best comics out) and the really great Nickelodeon show. I would just like to see a live adaptation equally as good.

#11 Edited by k4tzm4n (36394 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith: @k4tzm4n: Even if the movie does turn out bad, we still have the wonderfully written IDW turtles comic (one of the best comics out) and the really great Nickelodeon show. I would just like to see a live adaptation equally as good.

Well, that does exist. It's the 1990 movie ;)

And yes, both the IDW comic and Nick show are excellent.

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#12 Edited by Dark_Guyver (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Lol, well of course that's good. I just meant an up to date live action movie :)

#13 Edited by biggkeem89 (1420 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe he'll be a reincarnated Oroku Saki, in a white American body. Sort of like the IDW TMNT, where Splinter and the Turtles are reincarnated from Hamato Yoshi and his sons. It would be a good way to acknowledge the original origin, while updating it

#14 Edited by Dark_Guyver (2294 posts) - - Show Bio

@biggkeem89: Yea that wouldn't be too bad If itt happened like that.

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