Stephen Amell just can’t stop playing comic book characters. The Arrow star trades in his bow and arrow for hockey sticks for his new gig.
The 33-year-old actor just signed on to appear in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel. He’ll play vigilante Casey Jones who eventually becomes a love interest for April O’Neil (Megan Fox). Someone’s gotta clean her pipes and Leonardo and company aren’t exactly up for task 😉
Amell reportedly beat out a half-dozen actors for the part. They all tested over the weekend but his chemistry with Fox convinced Paramount execs to pick him. He joins recently-announced addition Alessandra Ambrosio. The supermodel will romance Will Arnett’s character Vernon Fenwick in the second installment.
Even though the first film received generally negative reviews, it raked in over $485 million worldwide. Well beyond industry expectations which explains why a sequel is coming. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is scheduled for June 3, 2016. Dave Green takes over directing duties from Jonathan Liebesman.