‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Half Shell’ is not releasing until 2016, but it has been in the news for a while. The reason of that being Casey Jones, who is being played by The CW’s Arrow star, Stephen Amell. Casey Jones is a vigilante (similarities eh?), and was created as a parody of vigilante characters that were in comics. Casey sometimes has long, dark hair, wears a hockey mask and cut-off biking gloves, and sometimes carries his weapons in a golf bag over his shoulder.
Michael Bay revealed the photo above from the set of TMNT 2. From the looks of it, it seems that they are doing complete justice to the comics and TV shows ,where the character Casey Jones has appeared. He isn’t known to have a costume except of the iconic hockey mask,which btw looks supercool. He is also seen carrying a hockey stick-which is his primary weapon. The one thing that is different from the comics version is the character sporting long hairs,which Stephen Amell isn’t. But, Stephen Amell having proved his mettle as The Arrow, I am sure his performance as Casey Jones is going to be BADASS!
The one thing that fans would definitely like is to see Amell in a sleevless shirt in the movie,the traditional attire of Casey Jones.
Casey is a master of stealth, as he has never been caught by the NYPD despite his time to time strange appearance in the TMNT franchise. He is a close human confederate of the Ninja Turtles and is also a very good friend to them. He also often acts as a big brother-figure for them. He does have a love interest for April O’Neil, a strong-willed news reporter who is also a good friend of the Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Half Shell will be hitting the big screen on June 3rd, 2016. It is being directed by Dave Green and stars Stephen Amell,Megan Fox and Alessandra Ambrosio in lead roles. Let’s hope this movie won’t be disappointment like the first part. What do you think?