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Casey Jones will not appear in Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot

11.20.2013

While there hasn't been any news on an actor taking the part or details on the character appearing in TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, many have still wondered if Casey Jones will be in the new film. Geek Tyrant talked to someone close to the project, and unfortunately, they say the character will definitely not appear in Jonathan Liebesman's film.

The answer I got, sadly, was a defeating "No." Instead of Casey Jones (my favorite TMNT character), the film is making Will Arnett's role as Vernon Fenwick bigger. Now that isn't to say we won't see Casey Jones in the future. William Fichtner recently said that he signed on for 3 films. But I'm still peeved.

I'm sure he's not the only one peeved. Clearly a TMNT film can still work without the character (it is called TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES after all, not CASEY JONES AND HIS GREEN FRIENDS), but it is still kind of disappointing he won't be in the reboot. He's a fan-favorite character, and he's almost as well known as the turtles, so why make Vernon Fenwick's role in the film bigger? Maybe they have plans for him in future films, but I feel like it's a missed opportunity not having Casey Jones in the reboot.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES also stars Megan Fox, Danny Woodburn, Whoopi Goldberg, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher, and will hit theaters on August 8th, 2014.

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Extra Tidbit: If Casey Jones ends up being in the sequel, who would you like to see play him?
Source: Geek Tyrant

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8:11PM on 01/22/2014

Daaaaaamn

Well, THAT sucks. In the cartoon, there is an episode where Casey goes undercover and wears a business suit...AND THE HOCKY MASK! That is hilarious, both then and now
Well, THAT sucks. In the cartoon, there is an episode where Casey goes undercover and wears a business suit...AND THE HOCKY MASK! That is hilarious, both then and now
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1:27PM on 11/21/2013

TMNT 2 worked...but it had Vanilla Ice though

TMNT 2 worked without him...Still doesn't mean that this could be good. Although a part of me is curious how Fichtner is going to pull off Shredder. He's got that menacing look though, i'll give him that.
TMNT 2 worked without him...Still doesn't mean that this could be good. Although a part of me is curious how Fichtner is going to pull off Shredder. He's got that menacing look though, i'll give him that.
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4:49PM on 11/20/2013
Well, Casey Jones will be hitting Season 2 TMNT cartoon so...there's that. Elias was great in the first, not used properly in the third, nor was the film itself, so maybe Turtles 2, assuming it does well, will have Casey.
I vote for Mutagen Man! They just added him into the new cartoon too.
Still gonna try to be optimistic. A teaser trailer would certainly be a good idea.
Well, Casey Jones will be hitting Season 2 TMNT cartoon so...there's that. Elias was great in the first, not used properly in the third, nor was the film itself, so maybe Turtles 2, assuming it does well, will have Casey.
I vote for Mutagen Man! They just added him into the new cartoon too.
Still gonna try to be optimistic. A teaser trailer would certainly be a good idea.
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3:54PM on 11/20/2013
Soooo, they add Vernon. They include the turtle van. April has the yellow coat. And then they don't include Casey Jones. I've been anxiously awaiting this movie for a long time because I think it'll be the closest to the first film we'll get, and then they pull this shit. This is fucking fucked. Who the hell is gonna understand Raph now?

Edit: Also, Elias Koteas is fucking nails in that movie. He paid an unbelievable tribute to the comic version, as did so much of the rest of the flick.
Soooo, they add Vernon. They include the turtle van. April has the yellow coat. And then they don't include Casey Jones. I've been anxiously awaiting this movie for a long time because I think it'll be the closest to the first film we'll get, and then they pull this shit. This is fucking fucked. Who the hell is gonna understand Raph now?

Edit: Also, Elias Koteas is fucking nails in that movie. He paid an unbelievable tribute to the comic version, as did so much of the rest of the flick.
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1:41PM on 11/20/2013

fenwick....

...to become the mutagen man.
...to become the mutagen man.
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11:41AM on 11/20/2013
Trouble ahead.

Trouble behind.
Trouble ahead.

Trouble behind.
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11:18AM on 11/20/2013

oh boy, leftovers

Splendid, so that leaves one character he can't ruin in this reboot no one asked for
Splendid, so that leaves one character he can't ruin in this reboot no one asked for
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11:07AM on 11/20/2013
It's obvious why. No one will ever be able to fill Elias Koteas' shoes.
It's obvious why. No one will ever be able to fill Elias Koteas' shoes.
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10:34AM on 11/20/2013
Please oh please let Whoopi Goldberg make a Theodore Rex reference in the movie.
Please oh please let Whoopi Goldberg make a Theodore Rex reference in the movie.
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10:34AM on 11/20/2013
And I think Jared Padalecki would make for an awesome Casey Jones or perhaps Nightwing in the new DC films.
And I think Jared Padalecki would make for an awesome Casey Jones or perhaps Nightwing in the new DC films.
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11:18AM on 11/20/2013
I could see that! Padalecki is great in Supernatural and I'd like to see him in more movies!
I could see that! Padalecki is great in Supernatural and I'd like to see him in more movies!
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10:34AM on 11/20/2013
This also just in, a good movie will also not be appearing in Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot....
This also just in, a good movie will also not be appearing in Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot....
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10:32AM on 11/20/2013
That's too bad. Along with Rapheal, he is my favorite character in the TMNT universe. Still on the fence with this one until I see a trailer.
That's too bad. Along with Rapheal, he is my favorite character in the TMNT universe. Still on the fence with this one until I see a trailer.
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10:32AM on 11/20/2013
I guess it's one less thing to muck up.
I guess it's one less thing to muck up.
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