The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been round for many years, and thru all the varied interpretations, April O’Neil and Casey Jones have been their first (if not solely) human allies. Between the 2 of them, it’s April who tends to get the highlight essentially the most, and Casey tends to indicate up later within the story. However Paramount was apparently at one level contemplating giving the hockey mask-wearing vigilante his personal house by way of a solo movie.
Jason Eisener, director of Hobo With a Shotgun and the not too long ago launched
Kids vs. Aliens, revealed as such by way of Twitter on Friday. He claimed that again in 2018, he pitched a standalone movie to Paramount targeted on Casey. That film would’ve featured Shredder’s daughter Karai and finally Raphael, who Eisener mentioned would’ve taken visible inspiration from the 1990 movie. What’s extra, the director launched a tone reel for the hypothetical movie, set to “I” by Dio and that includes footage from The Raid 2, Stranger Issues, Goon, and the unique TMNT film.
Whereas the film by no means obtained made, the tone reel paints an attention-grabbing (and brutal) image of what a Casey Jones flick may’ve been like. And it sounds prefer it may’ve occurred had the celebrities aligned just a bit bit extra. Responding to Eisener on Twitter, actor Joe Manganiello revealed he’d talked about taking part in Casey for Paramount again in the course of the 2010s. (Presumably, this was earlier than Paramount opted to do the 2 live-action reboot films the place Casey was performed by Stephen Amell.) “I’d’ve mentioned sure to this in a heartbeat,” Manganiello mentioned.
Paramount’s obtained an animated TMNT film from Seth Rogen within the works, however since we’re including some grit to children properties nowadays…possibly a Casey Jones solo film isn’t completely out of the query?
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