It was announced last week by the actor himself that Stephen Amell will be playing fan-favourite Casey Jones in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. At the Vancouver Expo Q&A session over the weekend to promote Arrow, Amell was asked about the similarities between Casey Jones and the character he plays in the show.
“Obviously the similarities are right there on the surface, but if the audition process and the script is any indication [Casey Jones] is going to be fundamentally different [from The Arrow],” he said. “As a matter of fact, it’s almost like the character of Casey Jones in this iteration of Ninja Turtles is almost a little bit more like the Oliver Queen that people know from the older comic books.”
Set for release on June 3rd 2016, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will be directed this time by David Green (Earth to Echo) and should see a returning cast that includes Megan Fox (Transformers) as April O’Neil, Johnny Knoxville (Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa) as Leonardo, Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) as Raphael, Jeremy Howard (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Donatello, Noel Fisher (Battle Los Angeles) as Michaelangelo, Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) as Splinter, Will Arnett (The LEGO Movie) as Vernon Fenwick, William Fichtner (The Dark Knight) as Eric Sacks and Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) as Bernadette Thompson with Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio. You can listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast interview with William Fichtner using the player below: