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Stephen Amell is Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2…

April 1st, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Remember we said Arrow actor Stephen Amell was using the Marvel movies as study material for a role in a franchise (here)? Well, we know what the franchise is now…

Variety are reporting that Amell has been cast as one of our favourite characters ever, Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, apparently filming under the  working title of Half Shell.

The movie will once again feature Megan Fox as April O’Neill and Will Arnett with David Green on directing duties.

Jones was a vigilante who became friends with April and the Turtles in the original animated series and then again when Elias Koteas played him to great effect in the 1990 movie.

According to the report: “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.” 

We love Amell here at FTN and we love the idea of this too…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….