Arrow star Stephen Amell cast as Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel
Stephen Amell, best known for his starring role on hit TV show Arrow, has been cast in a key role in the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The blockbuster reboot of the beloved childrens' TV show was released in the summer of 2014 and grossed almost $500 million at the box office, meaning a sequel was swiftly ordered.
Amell is to star as Casey Jones, who will serve as a love interest for April O'Neil, the character played by Megan Fox, who is confirmed to return for the sequel.
According to Variety, six big-name actors were tested for the role, but Amell won out thanks to his chemistry with Fox in the auditions.
As well as Fox and Amell, Will Arnett is also confirmed to return for the sequel, which will be directed by David Green and produced by Michael Bay. It is due to be released into cinemas next year.