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Despite Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot having officially finished filming - and us having got a great first look from the recent trailer release - it looks like they've decided to recast several of the roles.

Tony Shalhoub was recently brought in to voice Splinter, despite the fact that the character was already voiced by Danny Woodburn. As you might imagine, Seinfeld thesp Woodburn - who played Mickey Abbott on the comedy show - didn't take all of this too kindly, and has taken to Twitter in order to voice his frustration.

Here's how he's been fighting back:

He may be seeking advice from his lawyers, but it doesn't seem as though the actor has a leg to stand on. At least according to Deadline, who are reporting that "the actors were only guaranteed to physically perform the roles in costume." I'm no legal advisor, but I imagine that if his contract specify that he cannot be replaced, then there isn't a lot Danny can do about it. Good luck with your battle, Woodburn!

What are your thoughts on this? Does Danny have a right to be annoyed? Would you rather hear Woodburn voicing Splinter, or Tony Shaloub? Hit me up with your thoughts in the comment section below...and make sure to tell me how pumped you are for the TMNT reboot: Are you massively excited at this point, or does everything about this film make your insides hurt?

Don't forget - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrives in theaters August 8, 2014.


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