Sounds Like 'Casey Jones' Won't Feature In TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Reboot

According to a source for Geek Tyrant, the fan-favorite character won't so much as get a mention in the Michael Bay produced reboot; with Will Arnett's character seemingly filling that gap as a foil for April O'Neil (Megan Fox). Read on for more.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/19/2013


We had all probably figured as much since no actor was ever announced as being cast in the role (though these things can sometimes be successfully kept a secret) but Geek Tyrant reckon they've confirmed that Casey Jones will definitely not be making an appearance in the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. They cite a source "very close to the production" as revealing that the character played by Will Arnett, Vernon Fenwick, has had his role expanded -- presumably to compensate and give April O'Neil (Megan Fox) someone to bounce off. So not a HUGE surprise, but disappointing nonetheless. One bit of potential good news is that the movie's action will apparently be "over the top greatness, comparable to The Raid". A silver lining? Only time will tell.
Source: Geek Tyrant
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HAILHYDRA - 11/19/2013, 10:40 AM
One more reason why this movie will suck.
valeriesghost - 11/19/2013, 10:43 AM
I hope this movie works, i really do, but if not we still have the new animated series which is fantastic.
eviltattooedguy - 11/19/2013, 10:43 AM
I was really looking forward to this movie but no bebop and rock steady and no Casey Jones? Come on
Darthzilla - 11/19/2013, 10:46 AM
Good
No doubt they'd make him the main character and be some Sam-like character.
Completely botch him
It's for the best that he's not in
HAILHYDRA - 11/19/2013, 10:48 AM
I'm predicting this will be a box office flop on the level of RIPD or Lone Ranger. Michael Bay doesn't get to overload a movie with special effects, explosions, and Megan Fox and get away with it. We've seen all that before.
SpoonWielder - 11/19/2013, 10:52 AM
I'm so torn on this movie. I want to see it fail based on what little I know of the production and the decisions they've made. But I really want a good ninja turtles movie too.
Optimus83 - 11/19/2013, 10:56 AM
Casey Jones. ...Cool
unknownfacts - 11/19/2013, 11:04 AM
Maybe he'll appear in the sequel where they can truly flesh out the charter.After all he's not a key character in the turtles origin story.By I mean the origin can be told with or without his involvement.
SuperCat - 11/19/2013, 11:09 AM
Good. I guess we all can focus more on Megan's stellar acting now :P
Afro - 11/19/2013, 11:12 AM
This will do good no matter what. Live action Turtles always came out in March I believe. If they go buy the original series which was very gritty it might be good.
KillerTomato - 11/19/2013, 11:22 AM
Get Elias Koteas a wig, a mask, and a hockey stick. He'd still make a kick-ass Casey Jones. Screw the April romance crap and just play him as a grizzled, older vigilante. In all mediums (apart from comic books) he has still played the best Casey Jones ever. The old cartoon was over the top, the 200x cartoon made him far too dumb, the cg-movie he seemed wimped out and the new cartoon he isn't defined fully yet so I'm not making assumptions yet.

Regardless Elias Koteas IS Casey Jones.
Luko - 11/19/2013, 11:29 AM
God, I hate punkers... Especially bald ones with green make-up who wear... masks over ugly faces.
TheWolverine08 - 11/19/2013, 11:35 AM
Damn. Really love Casey. @Ciph That is still a dope scene till this day.
MexicanChinman - 11/19/2013, 11:44 AM
I'm in no shape or form a TMNT fan, but there is no way this movie will flop, especially with that new TMNT cartoon being popular with kids. I predict about $500-$650 million at the box office, because mostly kids (and some adults) will eat the movie up.
Indy - 11/19/2013, 11:51 AM
Lame not seeing this.
imaginejim - 11/19/2013, 11:57 AM
HAILHYDRA: Michael Bay IS NOT, I repeat, IS NOT directing this movie.
JGAR - 11/19/2013, 12:21 PM
Will flop.
campblood - 11/19/2013, 12:21 PM
probably for the best.
PsychoManiacJacky - 11/19/2013, 12:22 PM
I am officially done with this movie. I don't know why people have hope in this film with Michael Bay producing it. It seems he is taking more control on the creative decisions than the director. Every 80s franchise is slowly being ruined now.
SoundWave - 11/19/2013, 12:26 PM
Ha-ha-ha... no Beebop, no Casay, the ugly Fox, CGI turtles... This movie will be 100% shit.
SpectacularJoShFest - 11/19/2013, 1:02 PM
I just finished the first season of the animated series...MAN did I miss-judge that show.I absolutely love it,kinda makes me want to hope this movie is good...I'll just keep my fingers crossed.
Kyatollah - 11/19/2013, 1:15 PM
I have been a TMNT fan all my life. Casey and Donatello are my two favorite characters. To this news, I say...

...THANKS BE.

If they had let Casey Jones within a mile of this abomination I would have ranted to Yonkers and back, and I'm from Chicago. Far as I'm concerned, the Casey Jones fan film is already better than this turd-le soup.
supermarioworldE - 11/19/2013, 1:48 PM
Good. Get as many characters out of this film as possible.
nowtheresaBATman - 11/19/2013, 2:46 PM
@SoundWave
You forgot to mention....no Oroku Saki.
RetroFit - 11/19/2013, 3:44 PM
I'm sure Michael Bay knows what he's doing...

:|
Dantk - 11/19/2013, 7:27 PM
So replace Casey Jones A popular character who's in almost every version of the franchise with Vernon Fenwick, a flamboyant cowardly jerk who's mainly known for one cartoon series. Yeah that makes perfect sense.
mgeoff88 - 11/19/2013, 7:52 PM
Wow... I thought this movie couldn't disappoint me any more... smh.
JediPhilosopher - 11/20/2013, 5:53 AM
No Casey Jones? That's just weird.

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