In our nerdy Ninja Turtle-lovin' opinion, Casey Jones is a character so important to the TMNT mythology, he should play a huge role in all of the movies. And he does just that in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3), as Stephen Amell (Arrow) portrays a live-action version of the hockey mask-wearing tough guy for the first time since 1993 (we love you Elias Koteas!), not counting this short fan film (Chris Evans voiced Jones in the 2007 animated movie).
The notorious street vigilante gets a deeper origin story here, making him a corrections officer with aspirations to become a detective one day. "We don’t get in this movie the full-fledged five alarm fire Casey Jones that a lot of fans of the Turtles and the cartoon and the comics are used to," Amell tells us during the film's press conference. "This is a Casey Jones that’s trying to figure out what his path is."
Based on the character's past history, that path could get a little freaky and friskier in the future — and that's something Amell is very excited for. Fandango recently sat down with the actor in New York (watch below), where he confirmed he signed on for two more Turtles movies.
"Let's get through opening weekend first," he jokes. "But if I was lucky enough to come back, I'd be more than happy to. We're just at the tip of the Casey Jones everyone knows — we're just at the tip of that iceberg — so it would be a shame to stop now."
Check out our full interviews with the cast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows below.