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Casey Jones Apparently Not in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Movie

It looks like the fan-favorite hockey player will be sitting this one out.

Remember how a script leaked a long time ago -- with Casey Jones in a key role -- and basically everyone was disappointed after reading it? Michael Bay and others claimed that script saw "the shredder" and, according to a recent report from Geek Tyrant, it sounds like they were telling the truth about that script being left in the past (at least to some degree). The website says they spoke with a source who's "very close to production" and, when they asked if Casey Jones will appear, they were told the man who loves to scream "goongala" will not be in the upcoming movie. However, they were informed that Will Arnett's character, Vernon Fenwick, will get additional screen time.

It's still possible the hero could appear on the big screen in the future, though. William Fichtner previously revealed his contract included three movies, so there's definitely room for Jones to eventually jump into the picture.

Viners, are you disappointed Casey might not be in the movie? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and opens August 8th, 2014.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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Posted by Overlander

Unacceptable.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

I had the feeling

Posted by Wolverine08

Posted by Master_Thief

But...... Goongala

Posted by danhimself

Will Arnett? I think the guy is hilarious but why oh why is he in a TMNT movie???

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Posted by Captain13

Well, yeah. Human Raph hooks up with April, so...

Posted by joshmightbe

Honestly if they aren't gonna do him right then they should leave him alone.

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Will Arnett? I think the guy is hilarious but why oh why is he in a TMNT movie???

what this movie lacks in plot, will be made up for in laughter and action.

Posted by spinningbirdcake

Save it for the sequel son.

Posted by dondave
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Edited by Nahuel

Hope is psyco Casey in the second movie...

Posted by Lvenger

Score another notch against this film doing well.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Oh thank god

Posted by blkson

He doesn't need to be in this movie.

Perhaps a sequel.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

If they have April they should have Casey IMO.

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Posted by LaserLambert

good.

Posted by Wolverine08
Edited by ccraft

I think the movie could have benefited having Casey in it, he could have been a love interest for April (Megan Fox), could have been a character for Raph to bond too, so I'm disappointed he won't be in this movie. I've been pretty excited for this movie since seeing the cgi suits and TMNT's sewer hang out, except for the pizza hut boxes made into chairs. Kinda fun, but they could have found chairs somewhere...

Edited by tparks

I'm trying to stay open-minded about the movie. I'm trying to view this as what it will be based on by those who are involved in making this movie. I'm expecting an over the top action movie with crazy CGI, but little thought to character development or plot. I won't say I'm glad that they are making "creative decisions", like not having Casey Jones in it, but it is what it is. This will probably be an entertaining enough movie with cheap laughs and ridiculous action, but that is all that it will have going for it...just like Transformers.

At the end of the day, I can just go re-read IDW's comic and be glad that there is still a great media for the Turtles today, even if the movie does not do them justice. I'll still watch it, and probably enjoy it well enough, but only because I'm keeping my expectations realistic.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

No Casey Jones? No Casey Jones, my FAVORITE character from the TMNT universe? No Casey Jones who is a MAJOR player in said universe?

Posted by frozenedge

It's better they save him for a sequel instead of trying to cram him into the first movie

Edited by Dark_Guyver

Bummer.... Im sure he will appear in the sequels.

Posted by dreamfall31

ah well...I'll see this movie even less now!

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Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

My confidence in this movie gets less and less.

Posted by Wolverine08

My confidence in this movie gets less and less.

Rightfully so.

Posted by Xwraith

Isn't that the same release date as Guardians of the Galaxy?

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@xwraith said:

Isn't that the same release date as Guardians of the Galaxy?

Nope. GotG is Aug 1st. It's only sticking in my head because that's my bday.

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

disappointing.

Posted by Rabbitearsblog

I think it's better that Casey should be introduced in the sequel, even though he's a major character of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe.

Posted by mattwing87

I think having him in the first movie is too soon and rushing it. Just like how they tried to cram every Green Lantern into the Green Lantern movie.

Posted by SUNMAN

Who cares this movie is going to suck anyway. There space turtles or something. The original TMNT movies will always be the best

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@sunman said:

Who cares this movie is going to suck anyway. There space turtles or something. The original TMNT movies will always be the best

Nah, that's been proven false.

...or so we're told :P

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Posted by Crom-Cruach

I think they should just scrap this trainwreck all together and get Guillermo Del Toro to direct it.

Posted by nappystr8

As big a role as he has always had with the Turtles, this is certainly strange. He certainly isn't a core necessity to what makes TMNT what it is, so I'm okay with it. Sort of wish April would be absent too...

Edited by frogjitsu

Wait a sec, Will Arnet is Vernon? This I have to see. Best news yet.

Casey was barely in the original cartoon, so I'm not too upset. Besides, they can focus more on the Turtles in this one, and then bring in Casey later. Don't want to many protagonists. 4 turtles, April and Splinter is fine.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

That sucks :(

Edited by MideonNViscera

Vernon is in this? hahah What about Irma?

Posted by ptigrusmagus

They've been trying too hard to be hip and different on this movie from the start

Posted by RoTheKid

I have to admit, I'm not too sure about this movie. But I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Edited by Thitiki

@allstarsuperman: I thought this movie was being directed by Michael Bay? This is the same movie with Meagan Fox as April right?

Posted by AllStarSuperman

@thitiki: bay is not directing, fox is april

Edited by Hit_Monkey

I don't wanna wait for a sequel. :(

Posted by Uncanny_Doom

At least it means we don't have to see a Megan Fox romance sub-plot.

Right?

Posted by mtrakos

what kind of bullshit....I'm trying to have good feelings for this movie.

Posted by jwalser3

This movie already sounds bad.

Edited by n25philly

More screen time for a bad character taken from a horrid cartoon. Any hope I had for this film is officially gone

Posted by pingclang

With every bit of new that comes out for this movie, I get a little less excited.

Posted by LB70145

Good, one less thing for them to screw up.

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