Stephen Amell will reportedly be dawning a hockey mask and trading his bow for a golf bag full of sports equipment. According to Variety, the Arrow star will be cast as Casey Jones in the next installment of Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Megan Fox along with Will Arnet are reported to reprise their roles as April O’Neal and Vernon Fenwick. David Green (Earth to Echo) will take the directors chair for Ninja Turtles 2.
“Amell tested with a half a dozen actors over the weekend, but it was his eventual chemistry with fox that led to the studio giving the role to the Star of CW’s Arrow” Says the trade.
Casey Jones was a Beloved character from the animated series and from the first live action movies in the early 90’s. Fanboy’s will be pleased to learn of this news knowing that the new take on Casey Jones will have an actor who already has experience wowing fans with his fighting skills on a show as beloved as Arrow.