When news broke that Stephen Amell would be playing Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 a lot of people picked up on the fact that they’re both vigilantes. Amell commented on this during Fan Expo Vancouver 2015 and had the following to say about their similarities and differences.
“Obviously, the similarities are right there on the surface, he’s a vigilante. But, if the audition process and the script are any indication the character is going to be fundamentally different. As a matter of fact, it is almost like the character of Casey Jones – at least in this iteration of Ninja Turtles – is almost like the Oliver Queen people know from the older comic books.”
“As much as I enjoy playing Oliver Queen it is very important to me to stretch out a little bit and believe me, I know I’m playing another vigilante. I know this! You’re going to have to trust me when I say that not only is Casey Jones different from Oliver Queen, but filming a big feature film is really different than filming a television show.” Amell said.
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