Bay's Ninja Turtles Gets a Shredder: William Fichtner... Wait, What?!?

     Once again, Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is making headlines.  And once again, it's for questionable casting decisions.  In an interview with Huffington Post TV Canada William Fichtner (Sons of Anarchy, and the villain in the upcoming Lone Ranger) revealed he'll be playing the Shredder.
What are you doing in "Ninja Turtles"? I play Shredder. It is cool. It's one of those things that came along where I thought, "Really? Let me think about this for a minute." [Laughs] Then I was like, "Yeah, OK, this sounds like a journey." I'm very glad that it worked out, I'm really glad that I'm doing it.
     Now, I like Fichtner, especially in my favorite terrible movie Drive Angry, but really, what the hell are they thinking!?!  It's hard to picture the Shredder, a Japanese man whose name is Oroku Saki, as not Asian.  No matter how good of an actor he is, this is another problem with the film.  Good lord, every new piece of news on this film makes me less appreciative of Hollywood's recent decision making skills.
     I've read that in the leaked script he'll be Col. Schrader working with a renegade black ops Foot military division.  What happened to the ultimate badass Samurai Shredder and the Foot ninja clan?  I suppose this will open the doors for more alien talk, and Bebop & Rocksteady will be his henchmen soldiers, and they'll all be working for Krang.
     The TMNT are looking awful, and I don't have much optimism left for it.  Dammit Mr. Bay, stop this madness!

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