Sunday, 19 April 2015

Stephen Amell joins Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

With filming already now underway, we're starting to get more news about Dave Green's (Earth To Echo) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. We recently received news that supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio was joining the film and now we have someone who has a higher profile – in geek circles, at least – with news arriving via Variety that Stephen Amell (Arrow) will be Casey Jones.

Amell, currently to be seen as Oliver Queen on the DC Entertainment TV series Arrow, is set to play the popular Turtles character, a hockey masked vigilante who ends up helping our heroes in a half-shell and becoming a flirty love interest for April O'Neil (Megan Fox, who is returning to the film alongside Will Arnett).

Not much else is known about the film at this time, in terms of story – the script is again by writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec – and we don't yet know if any of the physical performers or voice artists from last year's reboot outing will be back. Director Dave Green is taking over from Jonathan Liebesman behind the camera. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is set for release on 3 June 2016.

As for Amell, his TV schedule (and strict workout regime) keep him busy, though he is also attached to star in indie comedy Whatever Makes You Happy.

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