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Let’s Check in on the TMNT Movie: Alan Ritchson Says the Haters are Wrong
by Susana Polo | 4:15 pm, April 15th, 2013
Or maybe Alan Ritchson is just really getting into character as the hotheaded Raphael?
At the MTV Movie Awards last night, Ritchson talked to reporters about the Michael Bay produced-but-not-directed adaptation… or reboot… or whatever you want to call it when a franchise has had four television series, innumerable comic series, and is starting up its third separate movie continuity. This isn’t the guy’s first nerd adaptation, what with his role as Aquaman in Smallville and Gloss in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but it’s probably his most contentious, which might explain why he seems really puzzled at the internet reaction. From The Hollywood Reporter:
The frustrating thing for me since I’ve signed on is that you hear that it’s already got a reputation. I think people assume they know what it’s going to be about, and those people are wrong. The assumptions, everything you read online is wrong. You want to tell everybody how great it is, and you can’t really say why, but it is.
I don’t think “but it is” is going to convince many people, but it’s nice to see him try. Sounds like Ritchson is spending most of his time on set covered in motion capture gear, so I suppose on the bright side, if he winds up changing his mind about the movie, he at least won’t technically have his face in the movie.
(via The Hollywood Reporter.)