Portlandia co-creator Fred Armisen can finally add “villainous talking stomach-brain” to his long list of credits. According to the AV Club, Armisen has been tapped to provide the voice to the curmudgeonly gray matter housed in a humanoid exo-suit in the upcoming sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows.
Originating on the ’80s Turtles cartoon, Krang served as one of the half-shell heroes’ main antagonists and cohort to Shredder. Pat Frealy, who voiced the original Krang, described the character’s inflection as “a mixture of James Cagney and a Jewish mother with indigestion.” And from that fact alone, we’re certain Fred was the right choice.
Check out the trailer (sans Krang) for the upcoming sequel, which hits theaters on June 3rd, below.