TMNT Sequel Casts Arrow’s Stephen Amell as Casey Jones

Every brosef-fied reboot of an eighties nostalgia property deserves an even worse sequel, right? And what better way to stamp on fans of the original even more than by giving the same treatment to more beloved characters from the franchise?

Stephen Amell, now known for CW’s excellent Arrow series, has been cast as Casey Jones, the free-riding vagabond/vigilante. He’s at least certainly physically capable for the role. According to Variety, “Amell tested with a half-dozen actors over the weekend, but it was his chemistry with Fox that led to the studio eventually giving the role to the star of CW’s “Arrow.”

No major plot details have been revealed yet, but most of the clown-car hack team from the original is back, from Megan Fox to Will Arnett. David Green is directing, Michael Bay is producing, and Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are penning the script.

No projected release date yet. I suppose there will always be the original live action Turtles movie and the TMNT Turtles in Time.




Source: Variety