ARROW's STEPHEN AMELL Cast As CASEY JONES in TMNT 2

Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in Arrow
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen in Arrow
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Looks like someone is trading in bows and arrows for bats and clubs.

Variety reports that Arrow star Stephen Amell has been cast to play Casey Jones in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Amell joins returning castmembers including Megan Fox and Will Arnett, who play April O'Neil and Vern Fenwick respectively. Earth To Echo's David Green is directing, with Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form returning as producers. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is scheduled to premiere June 3, 2016, with filming set to begin in April 2015.

According to Variety, Amell beat out six other actors for the role in screen tests just this past weekend, with him ultimately winning the part due to his chemistry with Fox. This will be Amell's second role as a comic book character after the aforementioned superhero Green Arrow in Arrow.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles producers previously said that Casey Jones, as well as Bebop, Rocksteady and even Krang and Dimension X were in plans for sequels to the 2014 hit film.

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