Master Splinter Is Revealed In The New 'TMNT' TV Spot!
1 Of 4 Who Is Master Splinter or Splinter?
Master Splinter or simply Splinter is a character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe.
In the original comics, Splinter was the pet rat of a ninja named Hamato Yoshi in Japan. Intelligent for his species, Splinter was able to learn his master's art by mimicking his movements while he practiced. Yoshi became embroiled in a dispute with a fellow ninja by the name of Oroku Nagi and was eventually murdered by Nagi's brother Oroku Saki.
Without a home, Splinter was forced to run away and live in theNew York City sewers. Due to a traffic accident, four baby turtles and a canister of radioactive ooze were sent down into the sewer, where the ooze mutated both Splinter and the turtles. Splinter named the four turtles: Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo (after a book on Renaissance artists that he found in a storm drain) and trained them in the arts of Ninjutsu, while still raising them as his own sons. Splinter died of old age in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (vol. 4)#10.
2 Of 4 Who Is Playing Master Splinter In New TMNT Movie?
Tony Shalhoub best known for MONK (2002), will be playing the all wise Master Splinter.
The New TMNT Movie Details:
Release Date: August 8, 2014
The synopsis comes from the press book:
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
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