Stephen Amell, star of the hit series Arrow, confirmed this week that his character Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will have a different origin story from the one fans are familiar with. “He is not the Casey Jones that a lot of comic fans have come to know and love“.
Whilst his origin does differ slightly between platforms, the basic story is always the same, Casey is badly beaten as a child after watching his father’s shop burn down at the hands of the Purple Dragons. After witnessing the death of his father, he vows to track down the clan and take his revenge.
It appears that the new movie, set for release in June 2016, will feature a different approach for the character. Whilst the first film was a success financially, it received mixed reviews, however Casey’s addition is certainly a popular choice and with confirmation of Bebop and Rocksteady appearing in the film, it could be one to look out for.