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Though it got a little bit of flack, I actually enjoyed [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles](movie:323027). There is going to be a second, currently with the running title of [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2](movie:2181585) and the production team is in the middle of ramping up, which means... casting!

It's likely the turtles should all be returning, barring any big news. However, the character of Casey Jones is going to be involved with the second film, and [Arrow](series:720988) star Stephen Amell has landed the role, bringing a little bit of star power to the sequel.

Megan Fox and Will Arnett are also returning for the second film. David Green will be directing. More plot details are on the way, but other returning cast members are currently not known.

Amell's character, Jones, you may remember from the 1990 New Line version of the 'Turtles' story. He's a loner who becomes an ally to the turtles and love interest for April O'Neil (played by Megan Fox). The chemistry between Fox and Amell was apparently strong, which was a key contributor to him getting the role.

Michael Bay will be producing alongside Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. The screenwriters will be Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec.

The franchise did really well last summer, earning $191 million domestically. Paramount is extremely happy, of course, and actually dated the sequel for 2016 before they even locked down a director or cast.

Follow the [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2](movie:2181585) tag to keep up to date with news about the film!

(Via: Variety)


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