ARROW’s Stephen Amell Tapped to Play Casey Jones in NINJA TURTLES 2

Arrow Star Stephen Amell

Variety broke the news of Stephen Amell‘s casting, and now we have a reason to look forward to Paramount Pictures’ upcoming sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.

CW’s “Arrow” star, known to many as Oliver Queen has been cast as the hockey mask-wearing vigilante Casey Jones, a fan favorite character who becomes an ally of the turtles and a love interest for April O’Neil.

He’ll join returning cast member Megan Fox (April O’Neil) and Will Arnett (Vernon Fenwick) for David Green‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel.

The character was played by Elias Koteas in Steve Barron‘s original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Amell does a good job portraying the Arrow and I’ll be interesting to see him take on Casey Jones.

Michael Bay is once again on board as producer. Production will get underway next month. The film might be called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Half Shell and will hit theaters June 3, 2016.