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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 has a new Casey Jones, and the casting is perfect

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Arrow's Stephen Amell has been cast as Casey Jones in the upcoming sequel to the 2014 film, reports Variety.

"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," Variety stated. Paramount did not comment to Variety.

The rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film was, to put it nicely, not nearly as bad as it could have been. Arrow is much better than it has any right to be. The slightly cheesy beefcake charm is a big reason the show works as well as it does.

This is a pretty good bit of casting, and he certainly has the strength for it.

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