We were so excited to learn that Noel has been cast as “Michelangelo” in the upcoming Ninja Turtles movie! A HUGE congrats to Noel!
Here’s a snipnet from the article posted exclusively by Deadline today:
“…Noel Fisher will play Michaelangelo in the Jonathan Liebesman-directed film. Now, the turtles in the original movies were kind of interchangeable, stuffed into those cheesy costumes, but this is supposed to be a more sophisticated Avatar-like approach. It should give the quartet better exposure, especially since Paramount views this as a franchise. Megan Fox was already set as female lead, and they will lock the bad guy Shredder shortly. Paramount has already dated Ninja Turtles for June 6, 2014.”
So for those of
us you not old enough to recall all the details of Michelangelo, here’s some information from the TMNTPedia:
“Michelangelo (Mike, Mikey, or Micheal) is the laid back “Party Dude” of the TMNT pack. He often makes attempts to lighten the situations that the Turtles are in by making wisecracks or otherwise fooling around. He is the youngest turtle.
More fun-loving than his brothers, Michelangelo was given a much bigger role in the 1987 cartoon series, directed for the younger audience, than in the more serious original comic books. He came to epitomize the late 1980s and early 1990s popular culture incarnation of the TMNT, coining most of their catch phrases. Like all of the brothers, he is named after a famous Renaissance artist; in this case, he is the namesake of Michelangelo Buonarroti, who was the painter of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The spelling of the character’s name varies from source to source, and he has been alternately shown as both Michelangelo and Michaelangelo. However, the spelling of the Renaissance master is “Michelangelo”. [Read on…]
TMNT is expected to start filming next month in New York, according to OLV.
“As we’ve reported, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is set to begin filming in New York City next month, but first the production has made a northern detour to film a few scenes at an Adirondack Mountain ski resort. Paramount Pictures is filming part of Ninja Turtles at the dormant Big Tupper Ski Area in Tupper Lake, NY this week and next.
“They needed a ski resort that was closed,” aid Mayor Paul Maroun. “Big Tupper fit it perfectly.”
We think this is perfect casting! What do you think?