TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS seems hell-bent on bringing adults who grew up on the original cartoon series out to theaters with their kids. The sequel is loaded with homages to the heyday of TMNT– things that evoke the cartoons, the video games, and the live-action movies of the late-80s/early-90s. Classic characters like Bebop, Rocksteady, and Krang are going to make their first-ever big screen appearances, and they’re all designed to be fairly faithful to that era.
While we’ve gotten plenty of time to get to know and see Bebop and Rocksteady, who are voiced by Gary Anthony Williams and WWE Superstar Sheamus, respectively, one character that we’ve only glimpsed is Krang. The alien baddie, usually made to look like a fanged, talking brain, is being saved for folks who go to see the movie, it seems. At WonderCon 2016, the panelists there to promote TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS revealed that the character would be voiced by “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Fred Armisen.
Turns out, that’s no longer true.
The LA Times Hero Complex has just revealed that Armisen is out due to scheduling conflicts, and the man selected to take his place is “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star Brad Garrett.
Garrett has lent his baritone voice to films like FINDING NEMO and RATATOUILLE in the past. His deep, somewhat oafish voice is definitely a bit of a departure from the more nasal tones we associate with Krang, but- then again- we haven’t heard what his depiction will sound like yet.
We’ll get to hear for ourselves what Garrett does with the part when TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS comes out on June 3.
SOURCE: LA Times