Last week it was reported that the casting of the actual Turtles in Michael Bay‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (In Name Only) reboot, Ninja Turtles, had begun being cast. First out of the gate was Alan Ritchson, well-known for having played Aquaman on Smallville, who has been cast as Raphael, and today Deadline broke the news about who will be joining Ritchson, along with Megan Fox as April O’Neil, as the remaining three turtles.
So who do we have? Glad you asked. Being welcome to the cast of TMNT-ino this morning is Pete Ploszek (Parks And Recreation, Shameless) who will play Leonardo, Jeremy Howard (Galaxy Quest) who will put on purple for Donatello, and Noel Fisher (Battle: Los Angeles) who will pick up a pair of nunchucks as Michelangelo. The turtles in this film will be motion-captured a la Avatar or Gollum as opposed to the rubber suits of the original TMNT live-action film series. Deadline added that we should expecting the casting announcement for Shredder sooner rather than later.
Ninja Turtles is being produced by Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Wrath Of The Titans). The film is currently scheduled to be released on June 6th, 2014 and is expected to into production sometime in the next couple of months.
I know what you’re thinking: is it too late to stop this thing? Time will tell.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie