Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) was a major box office hit in 2014. In fact the the film was so successful a sequel was announced in just a few weeks after its premiere. Many attribute the franchise’s new success to stellar marketing, a more realistic portrayal of The Turtles, and the overall reigning popularity of superhero films. Casey Jones, as you already know is a supporting character of TMNT, appearing in virtually every interpretation of the franchise. The character is an ordinary citizen who became a vigilante after rising crime in the city begin to threaten the safety of his neighborhood. He has been a staunch ally of The Turtles, particularly Raphael, due to their similar temperaments; as well April O’Neal’s love interest.
Casting for Casey had to be someone gritty, dangerous, and believable–someone already seasoned to the superhero/vigilante life. So who better than Arrow’s Stephen Amell to bring the hurt and pain to Shredder and The Foot Clan! Stephen took to Twitter yesterday tweeting, “Somebody find me a hockey mask!!! #TMNT2” along wit the following picture:
Stephen will be an awesome Casey Jones. If you are an Arrow fan then you know just how dynamic he is. Avengers out your heart out the Turtles Are on The Loose! Catch TMNT 2 in theaters Summer 2016!