'Arrow Star' Stephen Amell Cast As Casey Jones In 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Sequel!!

By Matt O'Bryant

Welcome back everybody,

In some really cool casting news we are getting reports from Variety's Justin Kroll that Stephen Amell of Arrow fame has been cast as Casey Jones in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 for Paramount and Platinum Dunes.  He will be teaming up with the turtles and returning cast members Megan Fox who plays April O'Neil and Will Arnett.

Casey Jones character has always been a bit of loner who becomes an ally of the turtles and a love interest for April O’Neil, Jones is a fan favorite of the series going back to when Elias Koteas played him in the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film which many fans and film lovers consider to be a classic.

Many people just including myself hope the sequel will be a whole lot better than the garbage that was the first one.  Stephen Amell is just another new source of "Hope" for the upcoming sequel, because we will also be getting a very good up and coming director David Green to helm this one!  Hopefully Michael Bay will give this guy a little bit more creative freedom than he did with director Jonathan Liebesman on the first one.

As mentioned above, I this say with a lot of pain and agony that Michael Bay is once again producing along with Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.  Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec are penning  the script.

So I leave the question to you guys, does this casting give you a little bit more hope for the future of the franchise?

Will this sequel erase almost all of the nightmare from our memory that was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot?

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Source: Variety