As we move inexorably to another live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we find out that Stephen Amell, Oliver Queen himself, is joining the cast as Casey Jones. And, with that, he adds another vigilante character to his resume.
According to Variety, which broke the news, it was Amell's chemistry with Megan Fox — who is returning as April O'Neil — that secured him the role. We can safely assume from that tidbit that a Jones/O'Neil romance is going to play a part in the second film.
After playing a vigilante who didn't wear a mask for seasons, Amell's now playing one who famous for one: a hockey mask. It'll be fun to see him wield sporting equipment to take people out. We also have no word which version of his backstory we'll be getting — crazed vigilante who never takes off his mask? Inspired by the death of his father? Inspired by too many cop shows? We'll find out.
Amell's gone ahead and confirmed his casting on Facebook ("What a fantastic day. Honored to play Casey Jones in #TMNT2") and on Twitter: