It may not be Wednesday yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little Amell-goodness, does it? As we have previously reported, Arrow’s Stephen Amell will take on the role of Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2!
Just a few days ago, director Michael Bay revealed the first picture of Amell as Jones and doesn’t he look good? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. He is sporting the famous Casey Jones accessories – hockey stick and hockey mask. But noticeably absent is the long hair that Jones is rocking in the original TMNT comics.
Although some fans may be somewhat agitated, I’m glad to see Amell doing his own interpretation of the character. He dons wigs on Arrow all the time, and we should all be able to agree that a shorter cut works just fine for him.
Now that shooting for the movie has started, make sure to follow Mister Amell on Twitter or Facebook for regular updates. He wouldn’t be Captain Amell if he wasn’t keeping his loyal followers on social media up to date. And don’t we love him for it, he is a social-media butterfly.
And just like that… we're off to the races! #TMNT2
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) April 28, 2015
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) April 29, 2015
And while this may have been the first official footage of Amell in TMNT2, the internet is always one step ahead. Due to shooting in Manhattan the chances of a fan or paparazzi catching a glimpse of the action on set is pretty high.
Pictures and a video from the set reveal a scene between Amell and his co-star Megan Fox in which Casey saves April from what looks a lot like a bad guy. After he knocks out the baddie with his hockey stick, Casey even gets to meet the Turtles! It may just be the beginning of the story, but definitely one of the most important and iconic moments.
Excited yet? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 may be scheduled for a June 3 2016 release, but the internet does seldom rest. I am sure there is more on-set and behind-the-scenes stuff to come!
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