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William Fichtner Spills Details on 'Ninja Turtles' and Shredder

The Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot may not be arriving in theaters until next August, but that hasn't stopped fans from pouring over details whenever they've had the chance.

Of course, we've heard the earlier reports of the origin story of the Turtles being changed for this movie, though Bay told fans to "chill out." This past summer, we also caught glimpses of Megan Fox as April O'Neil.

In an interview with Flicks and The City to promote his television series Crossing Lines, actor William Fichtner (he plays Shredder in the film) talked extensively about what fans can expect from the remake in terms of tone, Shredder's origin and if we'll be seeing more Turtles movies.

In terms of tone, Fichtner says the film will be less cartoonish than previous versions.

"It always had sort of a bouncy cartoon feel to me, which is great, that's why it was appealing. That's not this movie. It's not like any Mutant Ninja Turtles thing you've ever seen before. It's freaky, they're cool, and they're mutants and they look awesome."

Fichtner was asked about his Shredder character.

"I play a guy named Eric Sachs and we find out that Eric Sachs is somebody else too. I can't give away too much in the story but I can tell you that who Shredder is in the telling of this Turtles is unlike any telling of the story before."

Sounds like Shredder's origin story got a makeover as well.

Fichtner continues, "His connection and relationship to the Turtles is a bit surprising and for an actor playing it, the backstory, which comes out in this film, is really intriguing. We made some changes while filming that I thought are just awesome. It's not by chance that he knows the Turtles."

Should we expect more than one Ninja Turtles movie? Fichtner cautions that it all depends on the success of this first film, but reveals that he has signed a three-picture deal.

"Do I think you're going to see another one? I think you're going to see a few of them."

You can watch the full interview below. The Turtle talk begins at the 12:00 mark of the video.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrives in theaters August 8, 2014.



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