“Arrow” actor Stephen Amell who plays Casey Jones in the upcoming “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ has revealed that the vigilante character will have a different origin story in the next movie. The sequel is scheduled to hit the big screen on June 2016.
The latest installment of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was noted to have altered a few things in the titular team and most of the characters’ origin stories. With a sequel coming up, it looks like the pattern will still continue. “Arrow” front man Stephen Amell who will play the role of the vigilante Casey Jones has revealed that even his character will undergo some changes as well.
In an interview with IGN at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, the 34-year-old actor discussed his part in the forthcoming movie. “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. According to the actor, Jones in TMNT2 will no longer be the character the comic book fans have come to know and love. “When things go awry, [and] when he goes through the normal methods of what someone would do when they’re law-abiding citizen and he’s met with laughter and scorn, he decides to take things into his own hands,” he added.
It seems like Amell’s Casey Jones will not become a vigilante yet until he reaches adulthood. This may be one of the changes that the fans will see in the upcoming film. It was noted that in the comics, Jones began crime fighting when he was still a kid. According to Cinema Blend, he used to work in his dad’s auto shop until a certain gang murdered his father and burned the shop down. He started wearing a hockey mask, fighting bad guys with the sport’s stick and eventually became ally with the titular team.
Amell’s take on the character marks the second time the vigilante had its live-action version. Comic Book notes that “Chicago P.D.” actor Elias Koteas first portrayed the role in the first two live-action adaptation of TMNT. His character opposites April O’Neill who is now played by “Transformers” actress Megan Fox. Amell is reported to have filmed the sequel during his Arrow hiatus over the summer.
Directed by Dave Green (“Earth To Echo”), “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ is scheduled to open in cinemas on June 3, 2016.
The answer to that is yes! Stephen said in a interview that you can view below that he does want Oliver to meet his son.
According to Stephen Amell who plays Oliver Queen on Arrow, during an interview with Screen Rant, Oliver will in fact meet his son Connor Hawke, that has been teased for sometime now on series.
This is what Amell had to say on the topic:
“Me personally being a dad, I would love to see how Oliver interacts with having a kid. Obviously, it would be a different experience from that experience, but I think that storyline deserves further attention. One of the big tenants of Greg Berlanti is you don’t introduce something to the audience, you don’t tease it if you are not going to follow through with it [in] some shape or form. So I think it’s a safe bet that Oliver will find out about his child at some point.”
In the comics Connor Hawke is Oliver’s son from a previous relationship with Sandra Hawke, whose character has appeared on Arrow and The Flash, Oliver later meets Connor as an already grown adult and ends up becoming his sidekick and at some point in the comics he also becomes the Green Arrow.
The CW’s Arrow is already hitting close to its Green Arrow roots for the upcoming fourth season, but a recent tease from Stephen Amell hints that the show might nail the ultimate comic book bullseye.
Namely, that goatee. The white whale of Arrow’s comic book adaptation, Oliver Queen’s iconic facial hair has yet to make it on the show, along with the feather placed in Oliver’s head-ware. In a recent tweet, Amell teased an iconic Green Arrow comic book cover, featuring the Emerald Archer in all his un-shaved glory.
Does this mean Amell will sport a Green Arrow makeover to go along with the official name change? We certainly hope so. While Arrow already debuted Oliver’s new costume, there’s still a chance that they’re saving the biggest alteration as a surprise.
Amell also tweeted the hashtag #GreenArrow, which is also featured in the old Matt Wagner-illustrated cover. So at the very least, the actor was just building more hype for Oliver’s official graduation to “Green Arrow.” “Green Arrow” is also the official episode title to Arrow’s fourth season premiere.
Arrow’s fourth season premiers October 7 at 8:00 on The CW.
Production has already begun (this is being posted anyway).
Following a number of reveals on Saturday about the upcoming fourth season of “Arrow,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim has revealed (via Twitter) that production on the first episode is set to begin today. Featuring a story by Greg Berlanti & Beth Schwartz with a teleplay by Guggenheim & Wendy Mericle, the episode is set to be directed by Thor Freudenthal (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, also scripted by Guggenheim) and will officially be titled “Green Arrow.”Additional details on the forthcoming season reveal that classic Batman character Anarky will make an appearance and that Justice Society character Mr. Terrific will also debut on the series, where he will work closely with Felicity. It was also announced that John Diggle will finally be getting his own costume and that Thea Queen is officially “Speedy” on the team.
“Arrow” stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance, and the recently announced Neal McDonough as big bad Damien Darhk. The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter.
After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (a.k.a. The Arrow) left Starling City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as the Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will Diggle, Thea, and Laurel be left to continue Oliver’s crusade without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra’s al Ghul, is anyone really safe? “Arrow” will premiere its fourth season on Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT.
Here’s your first look at Stephen’s new costume.
Looks like Season 3 will be released now on September 22nd instead of the 8th.
Stephen & co-star Megan Fox were spotted on set on May 29th. Click here to view the photos & a video.
The CW’s “Arrow” Season 3 ended earlier this month and fans are already anticipating for what’s next for Team Arrow. Ra’s al Ghul died in season 3 and the team is now left without its leader. Stephen Amell reveals some interesting details on what’s next for season 4. This article contains spoilers for “Arrow.” Read on to learn more about this scoop.”
Arrow” season 4 premieres next fall, but fans already anticipating for what’s to come for their beloved characters following the show-stopping third season, which left Ra’s al Ghul dead. Stephen Amell recently revealed to Melty that while season 3 ends with Oliver and Felicity’s romantic journey, the couple will soon find “trouble in paradise” in season 4.