William Fichtner in Drive Angry

One of the (and probably only) cool things about Michael Bay‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that William Fichtner, who makes an excellent bad guy, is playing the iconic Shredder, the primary antagonist in the comics (and the whole TMNT universe for that matter). Fichtner recently talked about his role in the upcoming movie, and revealed that his version of the character would be different than we’ve ever seen him before.

While promoting his TV show Crossing Lines, Fichtner revealed to The Hollywood News that his portrayal of Shredder would be the ‘darkest version of the character’.

“What I read about Eric Sachs in the script was great, and then how the character has been moulded and changed when we started filming has become something really quite remarkable in terms of what we’ve seen before of the character.”

Fichtner also confirmed some unfortunate news: There will be no B-Bop or Rocksteady in the movie. But he did speak about the look of the turtles, and confirmed that they’ll be live action, and that fans will be blown away by their appearance.

“They are some messed up mutant turtles!”

When this project was first announce we all sort of roles our eyes. But Fichtner is pretty good a picking projects, and even if this turns out to be bad (as we all assume), we know that he’ll be entertaining to watch. TMNT will hit theaters on August 8, 2014.

Are you looking forward to TMNT?

[via ComingSoon]