Danny Woodburn Cast as Splinter

According to Deadline, Danny Woodburn – perhaps best known as Cosmo Kramer’s good friend, Mickey, on Seinfeld – has been cast as Master Splinter in the Turtles reboot.

As you probably already know, Splinter is the Yoda-esque, giant-sized rat and mentor to the Ninja Turtles. He’s also an incredibly skilled warrior, though you probably wouldn’t know it from his appearance and advanced age.

Seeing as Woodburn is known primarily for his comedic work – he’s been a stand-up comedian for 17 years – can we expect Splinter to be a more comedic role than previous portrayals?

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Woodburn joins the aforementioned Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and Alan Ritchson, as well as Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), and Pete Ploszek (Leonardo).

Are you looking forward to the new Ninja Turtles, Screen Ranters? Are you a little less worried about where the production is headed now that you’ve heard from one of the actors? Let us know in the comments.

Ninja Turtles hits theaters June 6th, 2014.


Follow me on Twitter @benandrewmoore.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter  & Deadline

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