Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
Between Shredder and Baxter Stockman and Bebop and Rocksteady, you’d think our heroes in a half shell would have more than enough to contend with already. But apparently the filmmakers behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows didn’t think so, because they’re also throwing Krang into the mix. Earlier reports indicated that Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen would voice the squishy pink alien, but now Armisen’s out and Brad Garrett will be stepping up instead.
The LA Times Hero Complex broke the news of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Brad Garrett Krang casting. Armisen was originally announced for the film back in March, at WonderCon, but he’s now dropped out of the film due to scheduling issues. Although best known for his work in shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and ‘Til Death and, most recently, Fargo, he’s done plenty of voice work in films like Finding Nemo and Ratatouille.
Krang, a brain-shaped alien who spends most of his time inside a human-shaped exosuit. He hails from Dimension X and would very much like to rule, well, everything. The character first appeared in the 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, where he was voiced by Pat Fraley. Krang has also appeared in the comic books, video games, and newer Ninja Turtles series. We have yet to hear what he’ll sound like in the new movie, but with Garrett on board we’re guessing the answer is “surprisingly deep and booming.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows lands in theaters July 3. Dave Green (Earth to Echo) is directing.
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