Actor William Fichtner, who plays Shredder in the upcoming Ninja Turtles reboot, recently revealed some new info about his character and the potential for future installments.
"[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] always had sort of a bouncy cartoon feel to me, which is great, that's why it was appealing," the actor explained in an interview with Flicks and the City. "That's not this movie... It's not like any Mutant NInja Turtles thing you've ever seen before. It's freaky, they're cool, and they're mutants, and they look awesome. It's tough, and it's going to be really, really great."
Fichtner also talked about the nature of Shredder's new origin, which some fans may find controversial. "Well I play a guy named Eric Sachs, and we find out that Eric Sachs is somebody else too," he said. "I can't give away too much in the story but I can tell you that who Shredder is in the telling of this Turtles is unlike any telling of the story before. His connection and relationship to the Turtles is a bit surprising, and for an actor playing it, the backstory, which comes out in this film, is really intriguing... We made some changes while filming that I thought are just awesome.
"Shredder dons himself with armor, and that's who he is and that happens in this story. It's the backstory on how it all began with the turtles, that the character of Eric Sachs... It's not by chance that he knows the Turtles."
Could this new take on the TMNT franchise turn into a series? "Do I think you're going to see another one? I think you're going to see a few of them," he said. "I signed a three picture thing, so I'll see what happens."