Yesterday we learned that actor Alan Ritchson has been cast as Raphael in the forthcoming big screen adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and today we learn which of his fellow actors will play the other ninja turtles in the film. After it was announced that Megan Fox will play the lead female role of April O’Neil in TMNT, Ritchson was the first actor announced as a ninja turtle. Today we learn that Parks and Recreation star Pete Ploszek, Breaking Bad star Jeremy Howard and Twilight star Noel Fisher will play the other 3 ninja turtles in the film … click below to find out which actor will play which turtle.
Last week, I broke that Paramount Pictures had set The Hunger Games: Catching Fire newcomer Alan Ritchson to play Raphael in the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Allow me to lift the shell off who’ll be playing the other three turtles. I’m told that Pete Ploszek will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard will play Donatello and Noel Fisher will play Michaelangelo in the Jonathan Liebesman-directed film. Now, the turtles in the original movies were kind of interchangeable, stuffed into those cheesy costumes, but this is supposed to be a more sophisticated Avatar-like approach. It should give the quartet better exposure, especially since Paramount views this as a franchise. Megan Fox was already set as female lead, and they will lock the bad guy Shredder shortly. Paramount has already dated Ninja Turtles for June 6, 2014.
You may recall that we learned previously that this film will feature Avatar-like motion capture CGI so these actors will play the turtles but in a mostly animated form. It’s weird. I guess it really doesn’t matter which actors were chosen to play the characters, we won’t be seeing them in th film at all. A role like this, where you play an animated character, really comes down to voice acting. I’m curious to see how this movie will turn out but, again, my dislike for Michael Bay’s directorial style has me worried that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be ruined by this film. I hope I’m wrong but … we’ll see.