Stephen Amell has been tapped to play Casey Jones in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2″ for Paramount and Platinum Dunes.
Megan Fox is set to return as April O’Neil. Will Arnett is also returning. David Green is directing the pic. Plot details and information on other returning cast members are still unknown.
A loner who becomes an ally of the turtles and a love interest for O’Neil, Jones is a fan favorite of the series going back to when Elias Koteas played him in the 1990 New Line pic.
Michael Bay is producing along with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are penning the script.
Amell tested with a half-dozen actors over the weekend, but it was his chemistry with Fox that led to the studio eventually giving the role to the star of CW’s “Arrow.” Paramount had no comment on the casting.
The “Turtles” franchise is one of Paramount’s top properties following its success last summer, when it earned $191 million domestically — so much so that Paramount dated the sequel for 2016 before even locking down a director or cast.
Grant was joined by Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Firestorm (Robbie Amell) to filming a scenes against his arch nemesis.
– The Flash On the Set > March 26 2015
Lance (Paul Blackthorne) continues his mission to take down the Arrow (Stephen Amell) so Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) orders Oliver to keep a low profile. However, when a meta-human named Jake Simmons (guest star Doug Jones), who kills people with blasts of energy and plasma, starts terrorizing Starling City, Oliver is forced to ask Ray (Brandon Routh) for help. The unlikely duo is forced to team up to save the city.
As Deadshot so appropriately says during “Suicidal Tendencies”: “The Suicide Squad rides again.”
Well… a significantly pared down Squad, but a Squad none the less.
The team has lost a couple of its members since its eponymous episode in season 2, leaving Diggle and Lyla to team up with Deadshot and the newest member of the Squad, the lovesick Cupid on a new mission.
“Tendencies” splits its time between the team’s mission in the fictional Republic of Kasnia and Oliver’s search for his new League of Assassin imposters. Oddly, pervading both story lines is love. Love is in the air from the episode’s opening and through nearly every major character interaction. For some, that means heartbreak, and for others, love brings the promise of a new phase in their lives.
But before Diggle and Oliver part ways and grapple with their respective relationships, the episode begins on what the happiest moment the show has enjoyed in recent memory. Diggle and Lyla are getting married—again—and not even late best man Oliver Queen and a missing officiate can delay that.
Ray Palmer, Felicity’s date, steps in to wed the two, and while I half-expected an enemy of someone in the room to come barging in, Diggle and Lyla’s ceremony goes off without a hitch. The good mood is only broken when everyone receives a phone notification with a news headline, ”Arrow Returns to Killing.” (Does everyone has an “Arrow” Google alert?)
Added screencaptures from last night episode.
– Screen Captures 3×17 – Suicidal Tendencies
Question: Arrow‘s Oliver and Felicity got a little flirt going last week… I’m so glad to finally see them interacting again. Can you tease anything about their future scenes together? —Jewel
Ausiello: We asked Stephen Amell to ID his favorite moment from this Wednesday’s wedded hour, and he offered this: “I have a great scene with Emily [Bett Rickards] in the latter part of that episode where we’re really at odds with one another,” he previews. “I thought it was one of our more interesting Arrowcave scenes.” Could it have something to do with the discovery that her new beau is super-suiting up? “Oliver’s fine with Ray and Felicity, until Oliver discovers that he’s the Atom,” Amell says. “Because the whole reason that he can’t be with Felicity is because he has this other thing that he has to do. So if it’s just Ray Palmer, ‘Good, great. Enjoy.’ But if it’s Palmer as the Atom, then Oliver’s going to have a problem.” As for Rickards’ favorite moment — don’t shoot the messenger, Olicity ‘shippers — she tells us it’s when Felicity “walks in with Ray” at the start of the ceremony.
While Diggle (David Ramsey) is planning to tie the knot, Oliver (Stephen Amell) sets his sights on confronting Starling’s new hero: Ray Palmer, aka The Atom (Brandon Routh).
“We’re not super happy about it only because the vigilantism that’s going on in Starling City, they aren’t well-trained,” Ramsey tells EW. “It’s more that issue than it is anything else. The intentions are good, but these people aren’t trained and they have their reservations about that.”
However, even if Palmer had more training, Oliver still wouldn’t be his No. 1 fan. “He’s good with all the help that he can get, but if he’s going to be romantically involved with Felicity, [that’s different],” Amell says. “Oliver being someone else other than just himself is the precise reason why he doesn’t want to be involved with Felicity. He’s fine with Ray being involved with her, except if he’s The Atom, it creates the exact same set of problems.”
But going toe-to-toe with Ray could put Oliver at odds with Felicity, who you may be surprised to hear actually sides with Ray. “She does end up supporting it because we need it, but she’s nervous and anxious because he’s out in the field and he’s in danger,” Emily Bett Rickards says. “It’s a friend and it’s someone she knows and is growing to love. You’re putting your teammate in danger, so she doesn’t necessarily feel gung-ho.”
As for what’s supposed to be the joyous occasion of Diggle and Lyla getting married, the big day won’t go off without a hitch. “Suicide Squad interrupts our wedding,” says Ramsey, who teases that there’s a surprise wedding officiant. (Scoop on that here.) “Michael Rowe is just fantastic in the episode. It’s a big episode for him. We learn a lot about Deadshot. We’re actually going to see some of his life in that.”
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.
Stephen attended his “Fuck Cancer” charity event with his wife Cassandra Jean at Five Sixty in Vancouver on March 21 2015.
– Public Events Fuck Cancer – March 21 2015