With shooting having begun on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2,’ we’re going to be seeing quite a few new clips and images come up and today’s is your first shot of Stephen Amell all decked out as Casey Jones, Hockey mask and stick included! Now if you ask me, they might as well be using this shot as a promo image for the toy that is sure to be released of it.
I mean that’s what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stand for these days, merchandising, am I right?
At any rate, check out this first shot of Amell as Jones and if you were a fan of the more violent comics or the campy cartoons this should put a smile on your face!
With Michael Bay leading the Dave Green directed film, you can expect a lot of action coming up. Thanks to ‘Arrow‘ preparing him for it, I’m sure we’ll be seeing Amell’s character get quite the workout in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’.
The original Casey Jones was created as a parody of vigilantes in general and has become a fan favorite over the years. As the Turtles were initially created as parodies of ‘Daredevil,’ it is only fitting that they decided to poke even further fun at masked vigilantes with another character.
That being said,in a recent Q&A Amell stressed that Jones will be very different from Oliver Queen. Long term fans of the DC comic hero that he is known for betraying might like this character a little more as Jones “is almost like the Oliver Queen people know from the older comic books” as opposed to the iteration he plays on TV today.
Often in the past we’ve also seen Jones as the love interest for April O’Neil so it is a safe bet that we’ll see the two having a bit of non-violent action on screen as well.
Are you looking forward to Amell playing Jones as it should be a pretty easy job for him to take on an in shape vigilante or are you not a fan of the current ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ films? Share your thoughts below!
‘Teenage Mutant Ninje Turtles 2’ will be merging from the sewers on June 3rd, 2016.