Very early in the week, we got our /tmnt-2-stephen-amell-casey-jones-photos/first look at Stephen Amell as Casey Jones from the set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. As shooting continues throughout the day in New York, producer of the sequel Michael Bay has decided to share an early official sneak peek of this fan-favorite character. Only this time, we actually get to see Arrow star Stephen Amell in his full Casey Jones costume including that iconic, menacing hokey mask!
At this time, little to no plot details have been released about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. In the comic books, April O'Neil (played in this reboot franchise by Megan Fox) is at first very attracted to Casey, but it's a while before they actually become romantically involved. They do eventually get engaged, then married and even adopt a child named Shadow. Though, in the latest animated incarnation currently running on Nickelodeon, April is Casey's trigonometry tutor. It is unclear where their relationship is headed on the big screen. In the first theatrical trilogy, the pair never hooked up, instead engaging in a love-hate relationship that saw them bickering more than anything else.
Will Arnett and William Fichtner will return in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 along side new cast members Tyler Perry and supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio. Shredder has been recast, with Brian Tee now taking over the role. And fan-favorite villains BeBop and Rocksteady will be making their debut appearance alongside Casey Jones, though they have yet to be cast. Production will continue throughout May in New York City under the direction of Dave Green (Earth to Echo). Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are writing the screenplay, with Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form producing. Laura Linney joined the cast yesterday, marking one of her first appearances in a big franchise blockbusters.