THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Co-Star Alan Ritchson to Play Raphael in Jonathan Liebesman’s NINJA TURTLES
Jonathan Liebesman’s Ninja Turtles is the first of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cast. Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) will be collecting the necessary items to do the motion capture performance for Raphael. If you don’t know who Raphael is, he’s a Teenage Mutant Turtle who is the rebel of the group and he tends to have conflicts with the groups leader, Leonardo. Also, last month Megan Fox was cast as reporter April O’Neil.
Even though “Teenage” and “Mutant” was dropped from the title, Liebseman and producer Michael Bay said that this reboot will be based off of the original comic books by Kevin Eastman. Fans raised on the animated series were annoyed when Bay announced that the characters would be created by aliens rather than radioactive “ooze”. However, Eastman says the movie will consist of “Raid: Redemption-style fight scenes” and “epic Rise of the Planet of the Apes sort of effects,” so that will probably ease the fan’s annoyance. Ninja Turtles is due out June 6, 2014.