[Movies] Details On The Look Of The Characters In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.03.2014
Based on the toys...
Fan blog Idle Hands has a source that claims to have seen the action figures for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which reveals details about the character designs. They may not be exactly how the characters appear in the film but will likely be close.
The four turtles have their signature weapons (sais for Raph, swords for Leo, etc) and are "traditional" in their design, although they have "less texture" than the turtles from the 1990s series. The figures also have a "hunched over" posture that was shown in the set photos. Every turtle also appears to have a different physique. Raphael is the most muscular followed by Leonardo. Donatello has a "slimmer, leaner" look while Michaelangelo is the shortest. Each turtle has their colored masks.
Master Splinter has a "very traditional design" with a Fu Manchu style mustache and his hair pulled up in a bun. He wears a "slightly tattered samurai outfit with a blue upper half with gold accents, tan lower belted robes and blocky sandals."
Shredder's suit has "pointy edges coming off of absolutely anything" and he is "covered head to toe in metal armor or blades." His helmet is "pseudo-traditional, adopting elements of the classic look". The source, however, said that "he'll be the stuff of ridicule for some time."
Toy Fair 2014 is set to begin in February, so the toys may be featured there. If so, we'll get a better idea of how the Turtles, Splinter and Shredder will all look in the movie.
The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and stars Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Danny Woodburn as Master Splinter and William Fichtner as Shredder. It will be released on August 8, 2014.