One of the biggest, and most fan requested, additions to the sequel of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the vigilante known simply as Casey Jones. And he’ll be played in the movie by fan-favorite actor Stephen Amell, who got his biggest fame playing Oliver Queen on Arrow.
In an interview with IGN, Amell talked about the character in the movie, including his unlikely path to vigilante hero:
“He is involved in an incident as a corrections officer and thinks he does the best that he can, and because [of] that [there] was a lot of resistance and quite possibly a little bit of snickering from his boss and with the police department. So as a result of this, he starts looking for ulterior methods.”
He went on later to talk about his relationship with the Turtles:
“His relationship with the Turtles at the beginning of the movie is, he’s totally frightened by them. Or, no, I wouldn’t say frightened actually, I’d say much more taken aback. I mean, we live in a pretty fantastical world with the Turtles, but you know, he has to reconcile the whole, “What are these seven-foot tall talking turtles doing in front of me?” But Casey has some information that the Turtles need. So I’d say that there’s a bit of an uneasy relationship at the beginning, but a stronger alliance forms as he moves through.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows arrives June 3rd.