Stephen Amell hasn’t tired away one bit from playing superhero-types. In addition to lacing up his boots and bow for the hit series Arrow on the CW Network, the actor will also now star as Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
According to reports, Paramount Pictures is working hard to fit in the Casey Jones character into the sequel. TMNT 2 is expected to feature fan-favourite villains, Bebop and Rocksteady and an appearance by supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. Series star Megan Fox and Will Arnett will also return to reprise their roles as reporter April O’Neil and cameraman Vern Fenwick.
Casey Jones has been one of the most beloved characters in the TMNT universe in both comic book and movie form. The sports equipment wielding vigilante was portrayed by Elias Koteas in the 1990 TMNT movie.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is currently in production with a scheduled release date pencilled in for June 2016. It is unknown at this point of time how extensive Amell’s role as Casey Jones would be for the sequel.