“Arrow” star Stephen Amell is transferring his butt-kicking skills to the big screen, and is in negotiations to play vigilante Casey Jones in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 2,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap Tuesday.
The first film, released in 2014, left the door open for Megan Fox and Will Arnett to return alongside the reptilian heroes in a half shell — Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher) and Donatello (Jeremy Howard).
The film, panned by critics, grossed $477 million worldwide and reignited the “Turtles” franchise, which offers no shortage of lucrative merchandising opportunities.
Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec are returning to write and executive produce the sequel, which is slated to hit theaters on June 3, 2016 in order to keep the momentum from the franchise going.
Amell is best known for his role as Oliver Queen, the DC comic book character known as the Green Arrow, on The CW’s “Arrow,” which is now in its third season and has been renewed for a fourth. He is represented by CAA and Leverage Entertainment.
The news was first reported by Variety.