If you’re a big fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and are looking forward to seeing Casey Jones make a faithful transition from the panel to the screen in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, then you may be a little concerned by the latest comments from actor Stephen Amell (Arrow), who has warned that his upcoming interpretation “is not the Casey Jones that a lot of comic fans have come to know and love.”
“It’s certainly not your father’s or your younger self’s Casey Jones, but that’s,” Amell tells IGN. “He is not the Casey Jones that a lot of comic fans have come to know and love. He is a guy with a job that lives in New York and loves hockey. When things go awry, and when he goes through the normal methods of what someone would do when they’re a law-abiding citizen and he’s met with laughter and scorn. He decides to take things into his own hands.”
So, sounds a lot like he’s playing Oliver Queen with a different mask?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is once again produced by Michael Bay, with David Green (Earth to Echo). directing. Megan Fox (April O’Neill), Will Arnett (Vernon Fenwick), William Fichtner (Eric Sacks), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Noel Fisher (Michelangelo) all return to the cast, while new additions include Stephen Amell (Arrow) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) as Baxter Stockman, Brian Tee (The Wolverine) as The Shredder, Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal) as Bebop and WWE’s Sheamus as Rocksteady with Alessandra Ambrosio (Casino Royale) and Laura Linney (The Fifth Estate) in unconfirmed roles. The film is set for release on June 3rd, 2016.