Published On: Thu, Dec 25th, 2014

William Fichtner talks ‘TMNT 2’ and Shredder as Bebop and Rocksteady confirmed

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Christmas and MovieWeb was  able to talk to star William Fichtner, who plays Eric Sacks in the remake, and he offered some new insight into the big screen evolution of the series’ villain, Shredder, which he was at one time set to play.

shredder-Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-movie-imageFichtner’s Eric Sacks was to be revealed as Shredder in the original iteration of the screenplay, but midway through production, Japanese-American actor Tohoru Masamune stepped into assume the role.

“That’s true. It did change, didn’t it? There are people that could speak better to that, and more eloquently than I. But that was originally the plan. That Eric Sachs was Shredder. As we made the movie, there were some thoughts about telling the story in a different way. The producers would probably be better at explaining that. But what I really wanted to do was find the character of Eric Sachs. When the changes do come along, we ultimately incorporate them and make the movie work.”

Some fans think that Sachs will take over as Shredder in the sequel which will include Bebop and Rocksteady.

“I honestly know nothing about that. I don’t know what the future plans are for Turtles 2. I know it sits on a table. Its on the table. If it happens, I’ve heard that I will be in New York again. Which is just amazing, to be back in my city to work on it. Hey, it will be a surprise for me…Whatever goes on in the next one…”

The sequel arrives in 2016, but fans were pleased to learn of the inclusion of the two mutants: “We can say that Bebop and Rocksteady are in the film, and Casey Jones is a character that we love and we’re trying to fit him in as well,” producer Andrew Form told Omelete.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 comes to theaters June 6th, 2016.

Megan Fox is set to return in the sequel which will be directed by Dave Green.



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