Though many fans are no doubt still skeptical about the future of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise on the big screen, the inclusion of Arrow star Stephen Amell as fan-favorite Turtle associate Casey Jones has definitely raised the level of excitement for a lot of us. Just having Casey on board for a movie again seemed like a fun enough idea, but this also represents a chance for Amell to make a big-screen genre mark like never before, and since he's already got the physical prowess to play the role, we're looking forward to seeing what he does with the rest of it.
Producer Michael Bay has already given us a look at Amell in costume as Casey, and this week Amell himself gave us yet another peek at the character. In a post on his Facebook page yesterday, he revealed Casey's awesome new car.
Of course, because this is the Internet, at least one fan had to go ahead and voice his concerns about Amell in the role. When the fan said he was worried that "Casey Jones is going to look like Stephen Amell, rather than Stephen Amell looking like Casey Jones," Amell responded with a pretty simple message: Just wait until you actually see him in the movie.
"Hey guys - it makes sense. But it'd be tough to know that when you haven't seen a trailer much less read a synopsis," he said. "I'd just try and be patient."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will hit theaters June 3, 2016, and we'll hopefully see a trailer featuring Amell in action well before that.
(Via Stephen Amell)