Will Arnett (Arrested Development) appears to be the latest addition to Jonathan Liebesman’s Ninja Turtles, the reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property that’s expected out on June 6, 2014. We know that Megan Fox (Transformers) will play April O’Neil and that the Turtles themselves have been cast, but Arnett’s role is under wraps at the moment. The major roles yet to be cast, at least if we’re staying in canon, are the team’s mentor and trainer, Splinter, and the main antagonist, Shredder. Turtle-friend Casey Jones also needs to be cast, but reports have excluded Arnett from that role. Hit the jump for more.
Heat Vision reports that Arnett will be joining Ninja Turtles in an undisclosed role. As for the turtles themselves, Pete Ploszek (Parks and Recreation) will lead, Jeremy Howard (Breaking Bad) will do machines, Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will be cool but crude and Noel Fisher (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) will play a party dude.
Arnett will next be seen reprising his role as Gob in Netflix’s Arrested Development and will also star in a CBS pilot for Greg Garcia. Arnett will next be heard as the voice of Batman in Warner Bros.’ upcoming animated film The Lego Movie and will voice the lead character of Surly the Squirrel in The Nut Job from Gulfstream Pictures.
While Arnett is a capable actor best known for his comedic performances, I have a hard time seeing him as Splinter or Shredder. My guess is some sort of human associate of O’Neil. Let us know who you think Arnett will be playing in the comments below!