TMNT Fans Want Donald Glover For Donatello, But The Actor Wants To Play Another Turtle
Speaking to MTV about the notion of playing Donatello, Glover shared the following---
"Raphael. I think he's cool. I mean, Donatello's cool too, but all the stories about him were never that great. I guess I could be rude like Raphael is in the opening sequence of the animated series. That's his thing, right? Raphael is cool but rude. He was always the angsty one. He and Leonardo was always an alpha male-omega male kind of thing, where they would fight each other a lot because Leonardo was deemed the leader, the oldest. "But Raphael always wanted that title, and Splinter was always trying to break that up. Michelangelo is like 'Stop fighting.' He's the omega male. He's the one they all beat up to get their frustrations out.
"That's the thing. Donatello was kind of left out in the cold. He's kind of the middle kid. He was the smart one. He solved the problems, but that's not interesting. Nobody wants to be Professor X. No, everyone wants to be Wolverine. I want to be cool, not smart. Let's be honest. If someone said, 'Oh, you want to be Donatello?' Yeah, I'll take that. I'm not going to be like, 'No, I'm holding out for Raphael.'"
I kind of agree with Glover, and while I love all the 'Turtles' Donatello was is probably the last one I'd want to portray as well. If you had your pick, which 'Turtle' would you most/least like to play on the big screen?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a comic book series by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird that spawned numerous successful animated series and a film franchise.
In mid October of 2009, it was announced that Viacom's subsidiary network Nickelodeon had purchased all of Mirage's rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property for $9.75 million, thus terminating all deals with previous rights holder 4Kids and Time Warner. Following the news of the buyout, it was announced that Nickelodeon would produce a new film through Paramount Pictures with an expected release date sometime in 2012.
In late May of 2011 it was announced that Paramount and Nickelodeon had brought Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form on to produce the next film that reboot the film series. Bay, Fuller, and Form would produce along side Galen Walker and Scott Mednick.
In early March, Michael Bay revealed at the 2012 Nickeloden Upfront that the film will be simply titled Ninja Turtles and that the turtles will be "from an alien race". In response to the announcement, actor Robbie Rist who voiced Michaelangelo the first three films, wrote to Bay accusing him of "sodomizing" the franchise.
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