Dave Filoni discusses bringing a Clone Wars character to Rogue One. Michael Bay unveils a new Transformers character. Arrow reveals a tribute to its fallen vigilante. Plus, new pictures from the Game of Thrones season finale, even more Spider-Man casting, and a new Power Rangers poster. Spoilers Now!

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Even more casting! This time Michael Mando has joined the film, and as per usual, it’s in an undisclosed role. [THR]


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Former Clone Wars producer (and current Rebels producer) Dave Filoni talks about the revelation that Forest Whitaker’s character is in fact Clone Wars character Saw Gerrera:

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I have always thought of Star Wars: The Clone Wars as an extension of the Star Wars films, and now, here we are, seeing a character come to life in the flesh on the big screen. I think it’s tremendously exciting, because it’s fulfilling a promise to the fans, that this is one story, and the characters you know and love are throughout it, and influencing the story in many ways. I’m so proud of the Rogue One team, and everyone at Lucasfilm. It’s a great day for Star Wars.

[Comicbook.com]


Category 5

Maggie Grace and Ryan Kwanten have joined this heist film, set amidst a category five storm. Grace will play a treasury agent, while Kwanten plays a former marine; the two are forced to worked together to survive (and stop the thieves planning a heist). [Coming Soon]


Mom & Dad

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair are set to play crazy parents in this pandemic horror movie where all adults spontaneously become insane.

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Annabelle 2

Miranda Otto and Stephanie Sigman have joined the cast. The Hollywood Reporter says Otto will play the disfigured wife of a reclusive dollmaker, while Variety says Sigman will play a character named Sister Charlotte.


Transformers: The Last Knight

Michael Bay has revealed a new character, Squeeks, on Instagram:


Power Rangers

Teens with attitude abound in the now-revealed teaser poster for the film.[CBR]


Sharknado 4

A new TV spot confirms that, in the wake of a fan-poll to decide her fate, Tara Reid’s character April is indeed alive.


Agents of SHIELD

There’s been talk of live-action Ghost Rider projects ever since Marvel got the rights to the character back in 2013, but speculation has rapidly renewed this week, claiming the character could be heading to Agents of SHIELD. The evidence? The show’s newly unveiled themed transit at San Diego Comic-Con, which features a fiery linked chain.

Except it’s much more likely that the flaming chain belongs to the Inhuman Hellfire, who used it in the most recent season of the show. The more you know!


Blindspot

Archie Punjabi has joined the cast as the “head of a secret division of the NSA” that has been secretly tracking Jane Doe. [TV Line]


Time After Time

Nicole Ari Parker will replace Regina Taylor as Vanessa, H.G. Wells’ great grandaughter following the pilot, due to poor screening reception of the character. [Deadline]


Scream

The show will now air on Tuesdays.


Arrow

Marc Guggenheim has unveiled a Black Canary memorial statue on Twitter that will appear in the next season.


Game of Thrones

Finally, new pictures from “The Winds of Winter” have been released—more at the link. [TV Guide]


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