Ever since that godawful script leaked onto the internet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has had to do a lot to get back into our good graces. We've received assurance from both Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird (the creators of our favorite heroes in a half shell) that the previous script was thrown out and that they are indeed mutants and not aliens. But things get worse before they get better because the saddening news broke that Megan Fox was cast as April O'Neil. I was still holding out hope, though. After all, William Fichtner was cast as Shredder and even though he isn't of Japanese descent, I think he'll be great at playing this sinister role.
A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with a source very close to the production, and I asked the one question that had been on my mind since the reboot was announced, will Casey Jones appear in the film? The answer I got, sadly, was a defeating "No." Instead of Casey Jones (my favorite TMNT character), the film is making Will Arnett's role as Vernon Fenwick bigger. Now that isn't to say we won't see Casey Jones in the future. William Fichtner recently said that he signed on for 3 films. But I'm still peeved.
My optimism is lowering for this reboot. Although I heard that the action is over the top greatness, comparable to The Raid... I'll believe it when I see it.
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