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Green Arrow is Casey Jones: Stephen Amell Joins Ninja Turtles Sequel

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The good news: Yay, Stephen Amell gets to play a comic-book hero on the big screen! We wanted that, right?

The bad news: there’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel happening, and he’s Casey Jones.

The iffy news: the director this time around is Dave Green, whose main credit is Earth to Echo, a movie which looked terrible but I’m told was decent.

My hope: with Amell around to romance Megan Fox, no more creepy Michelangelo come-ons. Please? And can we just pretend they all had accidents that sliced off their nostrils since last time? And maybe do a recasting of Leonardo with the actual actor, like Guillermo del Toro did with Abe in the Hellboy sequel? And…and…

Aww, who am I kidding. Not getting my hopes up.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist