From Ollie To Casey: Stephen Amell Cast As Casey Jones In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in The CW's "Arrow
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in The CW’s “Arrow

Stephen Amell has added another genre title to his quiver of acting roles. Amell, who fans have been enjoying in The CW’s Arrow where he playes the title character, has reportedly been cast as Casey Jones in the sequel to last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film is set for release in 2016, with Earth To Echo’s David Green directing. Will Arnett and Megan Fox are expected to reprise their roles as Vernon Fenwick and April O’Neil respectively.

Casey Jones, as played by Alias Koteas in the 1990 live action TMNT film.
Casey Jones, as played by Alias Koteas in the 1990 live action TMNT film.

Casey Jones, himself a masked vigilante, wears a hockey mask a la Jason Voorees and dishes punishment out on street criminals. He first appeared in a TMNT one-shot comic Raphael, and quickly became a fan favorite. He has been in every incarnation of Turtles lore, from the comics to the animated series to the big screen adaptions in the early 90s.

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