Casey Jones gets an origin story.
Casey Jones will take up his regular arsenal of sports equipment in Ninja Turtles 2, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be the same jovial character we’ve seen before.
Speaking with IGN Live at Comic-Con – you can see the full interview below – actor Stephen Amell discussed his role as Casey Jones in the upcoming sequel to 2014’s Ninja Turtles.
“It’s certainly not your father’s or your younger self’s Casey Jones, but that’s because we meet him at a very different time in his development,” Amell said.
“He is not the Casey Jones that a lot of comic fans have come to know and love. He is a guy with a job that lives in New York and loves hockey. When things go awry, [and] when he goes through the normal methods of what someone would do when they’re [a] law-abiding citizen and he’s met with laughter and scorn… he decides to take things into his own hands.”
An image of Amell in costume on the set of the film was released in early May, showing him as the classic character wielding a hockey stick.
Amell indicated he picked up some notable new skills making the movie, turning to his Arrow executive producer Wendy Mericle and saying, “By the way, if Oliver needs to do any new fighting this year, I would suggest a baseball bat or a hockey stick, because I am now proficient!”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will debut in theaters on June 3, 2016.