We’ve finally gotten a glimpse what the Micheal Bay version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ sensei Splinter will look like. It’s not a full body you get to see everything, but you can get the idea along with what I’m guessing is Tony Shalhoub‘s voice doing the teaser’s voice over.I’ve got to say that I had to listen twice to really pick up that it’s Shalhoub, and I’m still not sure, hell is it just me or does Splinter sound more like Optimus Prime’s Peter Cullen?
Take a look and then let’s discuss it. *Don’t blink, you might miss it.
After last week’s big voice replacement news for Splinter, I’m glad to see Splinter still has the foo-man-chu droopy mustache. He might not be wearing that classic brown bathrobe though, but this scene does hint that Splinter will be doing some fighting and not just face-palming himself over the TMNT’s usual fun loving antics.
After watching these clips and teasers and I find myself getting upset because of some little thing, I just think:
Now I’m worried that the flip side might be happening, that Bay might be trying to make everything subtle when it should be slapping us upside the face repeatedly like a 40-year-old flaccid porn star.
I’m still working on getting used to the turtle’s new faces. I do have to note that scene with the mask does tell us something. When Michelangelo takes off that orange mask, he really does think that’s the way he’s supposed to look. Back when this reboot was first announced, I had fears that Bay would have brooding, mad-at-the-world TMNT turtles. Now It looks like, even with those horrible noses, the turtles might be well-adjusted to their circumstances.
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Producer MICHAEL BAY (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.