A great deal of the backlash sent in Michael Bay's general direction regarding the TMNT reboot was attributed to the fact that the decidedly non-Japanese William Fichtner had been cast as The Shredder.
Fichtner will be playing Eric Sachs, who many die-hard fans feared was a western re-imagining of Oroku Saki. Of course, there are many reasons why this film could be absolutely terrible but it seems now that this Caucasian Shredder stuff might not be one. All was put to rest when the new trailer dropped this week.
Skip to the 1:05 mark and see for yourself:
Fichtner's Sachs can clearly be heard saying "we're taking your armour, to the next level" to a blacked out face.
Cut to transformer Shredder (or whatever). Que slow motion mayhem.
So that's one less thing to worry about at least, but who is this shady character, is it The Shredder the film deserves? Well the sleuth-y folk over at TheOuthousers have found some late night high tech tinkering going on over on 4Chan in which a screen-grab like this:
Was tweaked up to this...
A great bit of digging and surely a first unintentional Oroku Saki reveal. No casting has been mentioned so this, until now, has been kept entirely under wraps.
Who is this mysterious character and what will Michael Bay be showing us when the film is released? We'll have to wait and see, but let us know your thoughts in the comments below.