– by @GeorgeJFox
Trading his bow for a hockey stick and goalie mask, Stephen Amell has made his debut to the world as the vigilante Casey Jones on the set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 thanks to a Tweet from blockbuster machine Michael Bay.
Initial reaction to the casting choice has been positive, but seeing a buzz cut on Casey Jones has caused some dissent.
Amell who ranks on the top of the cast according to IMDB’s Starmeter also plays Oliver Queen in The CW’s “Arrow”.
The homespun anti-hero typically sports longish shaggy dark hair, but Amell’s short hair for his role in “Arrow” is likely a conflict. Another vital Casey Jones accessory, a golf bag full of various sports weapons, hasn’t been seen yet.
Clearly there’s a lot more to see with this character. I, for one, am waiting eagerly for more.
Controversy over the almost too-realistic creepy CGI look of the turtles in the first movie is still a sore subject for fans.
Check out the photo in better quality on Bay’s Flickr photo stream plus a few bonus images of a turtle-fied garbage truck and a Polaris Slingshot.
TMNT 2 is currently in production and is slated for a June 3, 2016 premiere.
George Fox is a Spartan, a Michigander, and Web Producer for CBS 62/CW50 in Detroit. When he’s not working on content for the CBS Local websites, he’s probably hanging out on the boat, at deer camp or spending quality time with the fam.