Stephen Amell will soon play another masked vigilante from comic book lore, according to Variety. The outlet reported Tuesday afternoon that the "Arrow" star has been cast in 2016's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" as Casey Jones, a popular supporting character in nearly every incarnation of the franchise.
Casey Jones -- a hockey mask-wearing crime fighter armed with various sporting goods used as weapons -- first appeared in 1985's "Raphael" #1, by franchise co-creators Kevin Eastmanand Peter Laird. The character was played by Elias Koteas in the first and third "Turtles" films, and voices by Marvel Studios' Captain America, Chris Evans, in the 2007 animated feature.
Directed by franchise newcomer David Green,"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" is scheduled for release on June 3, 2016. Its predecessor, the first live-action "Ninja Turtles" film in more than two decades, was released last summer and earned $485 million in worldwide box office.