Ninja Turtles reboot confirms William Fichtner as Shredder

The Dark Knight actor is confirmed to play villain Shredder in Ninja Turtles update

William Fichtner as The Accountant in Drive Angry
William Fichtner as The Accountant in Drive Angry

When William Fichtner was cast in the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, many assumed that the actor would be playing the villainous Shredder.

The Dark Knight and Drive Angry star has now confirmed this, as Joblo reports Fichtner telling Huffpost Canada that “I play Shredder. It is 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.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set for release on 16 May 2014. You can buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Complete Seasons 1 and 2 for £10.86 at