For the latest sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, filmmakers tapped into another fanbase, casting Arrow's Stephen Amell to play the turtles' human cohort Casey Jones.
Amell says that the film is in many ways Casey's origin story, a police officer whose clean-cut life changes when he meets the sewer-dwelling heroes. Amell had never read the comic books. "I'm a fan principally from the movies, actually," he says "The three movies that came out timed up nicely with me in elementary schools. And I actually remember going to three successive birthday parties where we would go see the Turtles movie and then we would just go home and eat cheese pizza until everyone was sick to their stomach! So when I booked the job, my wife, who was also a huge fan and had a turtles-themed birthday party, actually remembered Casey Jones much more than I did. I think she was more excited about this role than I was!"
But Amell threw himself into the role. "I just wanted to have fun. I wanted to bring an edge of humour, and not take myself too seriously," he says, laughing off comparisons with his action training for Arrow. "I wouldn't say this is a new skill set, but I would say that Casey's certainly a different type of fighter than I am on television. He has different skills. I wanted to make sure that, especially the first time we see Casey Jones, that he wasn't necessarily a super-polished fighter. He's more flying by the seat of his pants, which is a departure from what I'm used to."
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Big changes are coming in Star City.
Another season of 'Arrow' has come and gone and the world has been saved by Green Arrow and his team once again. Though with this finale seeing them face off against thousands of nuclear missiles, it's difficult to fathom just where the series will go come season five.
Stephen Amell meets his match in season 4 of 'Arrow'
Warning, spoilers ahead! It's been a rollercoaster of a season for the newly-dubbed Green Arrow; he's re-named Starling City as Star City and he has to deal with potentially his most dangerous nemesis yet: Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough). Darhk, as 'Arrow' viewers will know is in possession of a variety of magical powers that allows him to control the world around him, but when he becomes in position of 15,000 nuclear warheads in the 23rd and final episode of season four, 'Schism', things start to get real serious.
Continue reading: Where Does The 'Arrow' Season 4 Finale Leave Season 5?
Cassandra Jean, Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell , Stephen Amell - 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' World Premiere at Madison Square Garden at Madison Square Garden - New York, New York, United States - Monday 23rd May 2016
Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael are back in full force and ready to protect their beloved home town of Manhattan, this time the brothers are equipped with their fully loaded Tartaruga wagon and nothing will stop them from fighting the bad guys they face, in their own words: "We're just four brothers who hate bullies and love this city."
Once again the team is joined by the feisty April O'Neil and this time the Turtles mission is bigger than ever. When a mad scientist by the name of Dr. Baxter Stockman, creates a new form of mutagen, chaos is released all over the city in part due Shredder's two new henchmen, Bebop & Rocksteady and a much bigger mechanical Alien invasion which will see the turtles step out of the shadows and take the spotlight to save their city.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows will be released 16 June 2016 and was once again directed by Dave Green.
Jon Stewart’s first gig since leaving ‘The Daily Show’ earlier this month was as the host of WWE SummerSlam on Sunday.
Former host of ‘The Daily Show’ Jon Stewart made quite the impact during his first big gig since leaving the Comedy Central series, when he got involved in the WWE World Heavyweight Title match between John Cena and Seth Rollins at SummerSlam on Sunday. Stewart, who was hosting the event, shockingly attacked Cena with a chair during the match, causing his former nemesis Rollins to pick up the win.
The long wait for a television series based on popular DC superheroine Supergirl may officially be over, as American television channel NBC is reported to have put in a series order for the upcoming project.
Stephen Amell is the star of the CW's DC adaption, 'Arrow'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Television has teamed up with Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler to make the series, the pair having previously worked together on ABC superhero series 'No Ordinary Family'. A series based on the adventures of Kara Zor-El, cousin of Superman, has been in the works as far back as 2006, but it seems plans are finally going ahead to make the dream a reality.
Continue reading: DC's Supergirl To Land At CBS
Larry David proves, once again, why he's one of the world's best sports fans.
The Los Angeles Kings capitalized on the New York Rangers' hangover from an energy-sapping seven games series with Chicago by scoring a 3-2 win over their east-coast rivals in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The final few minutes were frantic and the Kings were unusually scrappy, though managed to hold on in a game that Rangers veteran Brad Richards knew was a missed opportunity.
Charissa Thompson [L] and Larry David [R] at the Stanley Cup Game 1 [Photo: Getty Images: Credit: Noel Vasquez]
"We had a chance to win," Richards told Sports Illustrated. "We had a great opportunity. Now we made it hard on ourselves."
Stephen Amell and Cassandra Jean welcome their first bundle of joy into the world!
Canadian actor, Stephen Amell and his wife, Cassandra Jean, welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday 15th October.
The ‘Arrow’ star’s rep confirmed the baby news to Just Jared, he said;
“Mavi Alexandra Jean Amell was born on Tuesday afternoon (October 15). Everyone is happy and healthy.”
Continue reading: Stephen Amell And Wife Cassandra Jean Welcome New Baby Daughter
Attention now turns to finding the right actor to play Mr Christian Grey.
The 50 Shades of Grey movie appears to be in turmoil with just over two weeks before a huge crew descends on Vancouver for the first official day of shooting, with Universal and Focus Feature expecting to release the movie - based on E.L. James' erotic novel - in August, 2014.
Continue reading: '50 Shades Of Grey' Movie Cast In Turmoil After Charlie Hunnam's Exit
Stephen and Robbie Amell appeared at the San Diego Comic-Con. They spoke of their respective CW shows: 'Arrow' and 'The Tomorrow People'.
The Amell cousins, Stephen Amell and Robbie Amell, both made appearances at the San Diego Comic-Con. Stephen plays the main character in Arrow whilst Robbie stars in The Tomorrow People. Both series are produced and aired of The CW Network.
Stephen Amell at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.
Arrow is roughly based on the fictional superhero, The Green Lantern, a character who is very popular at the Comic-Con. Appearing at last year's Comic Con, few people recognised Stephen. He even went so far as to ask for pictures with fans, speaking on the Arrow Panel, he said "I took a picture with a guy dressed as an old-school Green Arrow and he said, 'Why do you want to take this picture?' And I said 'because I play Green Arrow on TV'".
Continue reading: Amell Cousins Ensure San Diego Comic Con Is A CW Family Affair
The erotic novel has taken another step towards the silver screen and looks on course to actually see the light of day
50 Shades Of Grey just became the biggest movie event of summer 2014 that isn't about super heroes, with Universal announcing their plans to have the film out by August 1 2014. The film will be quite the change from Guardians of the Galaxy, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X Men: Days of Future Past, but with a director, script and now a release date all lined up, the much-discussed movie adaption looks like it might finally happen after all. Still no work on who will be in it though, but that's just details.
So we know when the movie should be out, and providing director Sam Taylor-Johnson can keep things on track as soon as we get our Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, then things are looking good. Taylor-Johnson was chosen to take on directing duties earlier this month and her announcement behind the camera has obviously given the producers confidence enough to push forward and commit to a date for when we'll see it on screen. Relatively inexperienced as a director, Taylor-Johnson could prove a competent pick nonetheless having achieved praise for her only work so far; the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.
Talylor-Johnson was Taylor-Wood before she met her husband, Arron Johnson [R], on the set of 'Nowhere Boy'
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