Woody Harrelson continues to tease his Han Solo character. Supergirl talks about Cat Grant and Superman’s return. A Star Wars legend could be coming to Rebels’ final season. Plus, crazy new pictures from Gotham and Flash, new peeks at Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman, and Riverdale has found its new Reggie. Spoilers!

New Mutants

According to Borys Kitt at THR: Heat Vision, James McAvoy will not return as Professor X as previously rumored. Meanwhile, contrary to earlier rumors, Nat Wolff has not been cast as Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, either.


The Batman

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Josh Gad told MTV he was “just putting things out there” when he posted an uncaptioned image of the Penguin on Twitter, leading to a flurry of blogs claiming he was “hinting” as being cast as the character.

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Just having some fun … Really. I promise. There’s no ‘there’ there. You know what? The internet just goes wild — I’m just having some fun. Just putting things out there.

I have not met Matt Reeves. No, no, no. Seems like a lovely guy. Love his work … No, never! I would absolutely be open to playing the Penguin in The Batman movie … there’s nothing more we need to talk about. It’s all — we’ll see.



Bumblebee

Transformers News noticed Hasbro has patented a new logo for the Bumblebee spinoff movie.


Transformers: The Last Knight

Speaking of which, Bumblebee protects a thirsty woman from Barricade in this Chinese commercial for Coca-Cola.


Han Solo

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Woody Harrelson revealed his roguish mentor, Beckett, is still “good at heart.”

I am totally psyched to be making a Star Wars film. But the secrecy is on another level. What I can say he’s a good character, he is a mentor to Han and a criminal, but good at heart.

A charming rogue in a Star Wars movie? Well I never!


Rampage

Dwayne Johnson shared a set picture of his character getting arrested with Naomie Harris on Facebook.



Thor: Ragnarok

Empire has the latest image of Chris Hemsworth’s new ‘do.


Wonder Woman

The latest images from Wonder Woman all focus on Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor and his piloting skills. [Screen Rant]




The Gifted

Here’s a poster for the mutant series. [Screen Rant]


Riverdale

TV Line reports that Charles Melton will be taking over the role of Reggie Mantle from Ross Butler.


Star Wars: Rebels

Star Wars News Net reports Ian McDiarmid could be joining the cast of the show’s final season to reprise his role as Emperor Palpatine.


Supergirl

Both Cat Grant and Superman play pivotal roles in the season finale, according to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg:

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I don’t want to tease too much about how they return because both Superman’s return and Cat’s return are great surprises; how it happens, you’ll be shocked at both of their appearances. This is Kara’s darkest hour. It’s perfect that she has both Superman and Cat, who are these great stabilizing influences in her life — Cat, who tends to have a good handle on what Kara needs, and Clark has a pretty good handle on what Supergirl needs. She needs them both desperately because she’s faced with some truly awful decisions to make in the finale and choices that affect her both as Kara and as Supergirl. Having her surrogate mother and surrogate brother there to make these decisions, it’s good to have them there.

[Entertainment Weekly]

In a separate article, Kresiberg claims the production “saved a bunch of money” to pay for the finale’s visual effects, which explains why we’ve only been hearing Guardian spring his shield, lately.

There’s multiple showdowns coming up. These are some of our biggest episodes we’ve ever done. The finale is probably the biggest episode we’ve ever done. We saved a bunch of money to pay for more visual effects and actually added another day to the schedule so we could make it as big as possible, and yet it also has multiple get-your-Kleenex scenes. We’re really excited about it. We’re all blown away.


The Defenders

Iron Fist can’t get into Harlem’s Paradise in a new motion poster.

In another motion poster, Jessica Jones eternally photographs Colleen’s dojo.


Inhumans

Lockjaw’s big blue stand-in was observed filming at some horse stables in Hawaii. Crystal was reportedly on set, too.




Arrow

Merlyn returns, as Black Siren spooks her interdimensional dad in pictures from this week’s episode, “Missing.” More here.


Gotham

Yikes! Comic Book has some totally insane images of Captain Barnes under his new identity, the Executioner. Yes, that’s Michael Chiklis with a scythe-for-a-hand exploding from a meat truck. More at the link.

And here are a few clips from tonight’s episode to whet your appetite.


Doctor Who

Finally— Missy, the Pope, and a haunted e-book await the new, visually impaired Doctor in the trailer for this week’s episode, “Extremis” — in case you didn’t stick around for Class to see it.


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.