There is a huge buzz in the TMNT World and it comes in the form of CW Arrows’ ultra hot actor Stephen Amell announced as crazy hockey mask wearing Casey Jones!! Variety reports Stephen will be playing another vigilante of the night but this time in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 “Half Shell” (rumored working name) along side with Megan Fox (April O’Neil) and Will Arnett who are also returning.
Casey Jones is an even more crazy loner-type crime fighter who wears a custom hockey mask and always has an array of hand to hand combat weapons. Also known as the main love interest for April O’ Neil (Megan Fox), this pretty much means Will Arnett REALLY will NOT be having a chance at April O’ Neil now. Poor dude!
Casey jones has been featured in all medias that the Turtles have been in as well since he is one of the original characters. Elias Koteas played Casey Jones in the 1990 New Line live action movie. Casey Jones is always a fan favorite for his cool mask, his brutal ways but with a humorous style.
Even with all the flack fans gave the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie produced by Michael Bay, it still ended up being one of the top grossing movies earning $191 million domestically for 2014. I was one of those fans going into the film expecting the worse but surprisingly I came away actually liking the film. The best part to me was how actuate the Turtles were to their 90’s cartoon counterparts, which is by far their most famous incarnation. The worst parts for me were Splinter acting like a total dick and Shredder looking like a really bad CGI mess that just didn’t fit with the film in my eyes.
It is reported that Stephen Amell tested for the part among a half-dozen actors. With Stephen winning the role over the rest because of his screen chemistry with Megan Fox. I guess it didn’t hurt that Stephen is also the star of a hugely popular TV show Arrow based on DC comics Green Arrow.
TMNT 2 will film later this year with a scheduled release date for 2016! COWABUNGA DUDES!!!