By: Adam Basciano
Ever since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released this past summer, the producers and writers have indicated that they hoped to introduce famed ally of the Turtles, Casey Jones into the franchise. Well, they shot their casting Arrow far across Hollywood and have found their actor. “Stephen Amell has been tapped to play Casey Jones in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ for Paramount and Platinum Dunes.” Being a huge fan of Arrow, I can say with 100% certainty that Stephen Amell has the acting talent and physicality to bring the character of Casey Jones to life. For those unaware of who Casey Jones is; he’s “a loner who becomes an ally of the turtles and a love interest for O’Neil, Jones is a fan favorite of the series going back to when Elias Koteas played him in the 1990 New Line pic.” It was a screen test with Megan Fox that won the actor the role. “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.” His schedule on the aforementioned “Arrow” shouldn’t be an issue as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follow up will film during that shows hiatus.