The makers of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 are trying their best to make you forget the Turtles’ last cinematic debacle by loading up their new movie with fan-favorite characters. Bebop, Rocksteady and Casey Jones will all be in the flick, but it unfortunately sounds like Michael Bay and company just can’t leave well enough alone. Casey Jones is sort of a nominal superhero, so of course Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will tell his origin story.
Stephen Amell described his version of Casey Jones at Comic-Con…
“It’s certainly not your father’s or your younger self’s Casey Jones, but that’s because we meet him at a very different time in his development. He is not the Casey Jones that a lot of comic fans have come to know and love. He is a guy with a job that lives in New York and loves hockey. When things go awry, and he goes through the normal methods someone go through when they’re a law-abiding citizen and he’s met with laughter and scorn, he decides to take things into his own hands.”
The appeal of Casey Jones was that he was kind of mysterious. That he was this veteran vigilante who the Turtles looked up to. Sure, he’s now just some guy who likes hockey who people laugh at. Sounds cool! At least he still has a bitchin’ car.
On the upside, if they spend all movie laboring over the origin stories of Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady, maybe we’ll barely see the Turtles and their stupid nostrils and bamboo placemat armor.