William Fichtner Is TMNT’s Shredder

Though he was already cast in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot at Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, William Fichtner has now confirmed that he’s set to play the turtles’ arch-nemesis Master Shredder in the project.

Talking with Huffpost TV Canada (via Screenrant), Fichtner says:

“I play Shredder. it’s cool. it’s one of those things that came along where I thought, ‘Really? Let me think about this for a minute.’ [Laughs] Then I was like, ‘Yeah, OK, this sounds like a journey.’ I’m very glad that it worked out, I’m really glad that I’m doing it.”

Fichtner was previously thought to be playing Dr. Baxter Stockman, the evil scientist who creates ‘Mousers’. Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Whoopi Goldberg also star in the project.