'Arrow' Star Stephen Amell to Play Casey Jones in 'Ninja Turtles 2'
Following last week's addition of Alessandra Ambrosio to the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 as a seemingly inexplicable love interest for cameraman Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett), the sequel has lined up a new supporting star taking a role that will have fans pretty excited. Variety has learned that "Arrow" series star Stephen Amell has taken the role of the hockey-masked crime fighter and turtle ally Casey Jones. The trade reports Amell tested for the role with about six other actors over the weekend, and it was his chemistry with Megan Fox as April O'Neil that convinced the studio he was right for the job. Read on!
If his chemistry with Fox was key, then there must be some kind of romantic sparks flying for these two. While I'm glad to hear Casey Jones will be in this sequel (even though I'm skeptical of the quality after hating the first one), I'm not so thrilled with this casting choice. Frankly, I don't find Amell to be a good actor. He's wooden and boring, reminding me a lot of Jai Courtney or Sam Worthington. And Amell certainly has a lot to live up to when it comes to the Casey Jones from the original film adaptation, because Elias Koteas was great in the role. Stay tuned for more updates as the rest of the cast gets rounded up.