Legends of Tomorrow casts its new Vixen. Norman Reedus continues to hype up The Walking Dead’s gruesome return. Kevin Conroy teases the Batman’s laugh in The Killing Joke. Plus, even more casting for Spider-Man: Homecoming, behind the scenes on Doctor Who season 10, and Stephen Amell on Arrow’s future. Spoilers!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Entertainment Weekly’s rolling coverage of the film continues, now with details on Vader’s (finally confirmed) involvement in the film. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given his recent re-involvement with the role in Star Wars Rebels, James Earl Jones will once again lend his voice to the character.
Most interestingly, the report goes against prior rumors, saying that Vader’s role in the film is a minor one, but important—especially as Vader and Ben Mendelsohn’s character, Director Krennic, will have an antagonistic relationship due to Vader’s power beyond the Imperial hierarchy.
The world continues to be cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, with the latest beeing Bokeem Woodbine. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the role is (unsurprisingly!) undisclosed, but could be for a villain.
Batman: The Killing Joke
Kevin Conroy teases Batman’s laugh—the iconic scene in which he and Joker break down into laughter in the graphic novel—in a new behind-the-scenes interview with DC All Access.
The Walking Dead
Perpetual hype man Norman Reedus continues to tease the show’s take on Negan bashing one of the principal cast’s head in, this time to Conan O’Brien:
I’ll say that. And it’s like one of those things you ask for it you’re going to get it. And, you know, it might be rougher than you were expecting. It’s hard core.
Legends of Tomorrow
Maisie Richardson-Sellers has joined the show’s regular cast as the new version of Vixen. Unlike the character played by Megalyn Echikunwoke on Arrow and the CW Seed cartoon, Richardson-Sellers will play Amaya Jiwe, grandmother of the current Vixen, Mari McCabe. [Comicbook.com]
Frances Conroy has joined the TV adaption of the Stephen King novella. She’ll play Nathalie, a “modern-day ecological martyr” with a cold relationship to the people around her. [Coming Soon]
Aimee Garcia has joined the show in a regular role for its second season. Garcia will play Ella Lopez, a forensic scientist working for the police whose strong belief in both science and faith draws Lucifer’s attention. [THR]
Taylor Lautner will star in the show’s second season as Cassidy Cascade, a doctor with a “strange medical condition” that quickly becomes a suspect as things begin going awry at the hospital the show will primarily be set in.[TV Line]
James Campinello has joined the cast as Mario Falcone, son of mob boss Carmine Falcone, the black sheep of the family who turns his back on the family’s criminal ways to become a doctor. [TV Line]
The BBC has released a new image and behind-the-scenes video to celebrate the start of season 10 filming.
Finally, speaking in a recent live Facebook chat, Stephen Amell says the season five premiere has the opportunity “to have the most vicious, violent one-shot in the history of network television.” He continued:
If [the premiere] is any indication, Arrow is going to be fucking mean this year, and that’s really exciting.
Amell also teased a “slightly modified version” of the Arrow costume, plus an appearance by “someone that we haven’t seen in two full seasons. So there’s that.” [TV Line]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson. Banner art by Jim Cooke.