One Major Star Wars Star Is Getting Their Role Expanded in Episode VIII

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Bob Iger teases the future of Marvel’s movie-verse. There’s more casting for Alita: Battle Angel and Pacific Rim 2. Get a big new look at Supernatural’s next season. Plus, tons of new pictures from Luke Cage, and more footage of Thrawn in Star Wars: Rebels. Spoilers Get!

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Star Wars: Episode VIII

It looks like there’s going to be more General Leia in the film than was originally planned.

Additional photography for the film for early next month has been confirmed, alongside Carrie Fisher’s involvement in said photography, by New York Comic-Con. The actress will now only attend the convention on Sunday, due to conflicts with her new Star Wars schedule [Jedi News]


Pacific Rim 2

Jing Tian has joined the case in an undisclosed role. [Deadline]


Marvel Cinematic Universe

As with Star Wars, plans are underway to make for films well into the next decade, according to Bob Iger:

We had a similar meeting with Marvel a week-and-a-half ago to plot (those films) out, where we’ve got movies in either development or production — some nearing completion — through the end of this decade. (There) we too are beginning to talk about what do we do the next decade, and so on.

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[The Wrap]


Alita: Battle Angel

Deadpool’s Ed Skrein has been cast as Zapan, an evil cyborg who has a weapon called the “Damascus Blade.” [THR]

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Assassin’s Creed

Director Justin Kurzel revealed to Total Film that the film’s historical scenes were filmed entirely in Spanish, and will be shown with English subtitles:

I just love the fact New Regency embraced it. We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.

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[Games Radar]


Smurfs: The Lost Village

Here’s a brief, fourth-wall-breaking teaser.


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The cast is full of praise for Tim Burton in a new behind-the-scenes featurette.


Luke Cage

A ton of new pictures, as well as character posters for the series’ villains, have been released. Much more at the link. [Coming Soon]

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Arrow

Look up to Oliver Queen in a new poster for season five. [TV Line]

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The Walking Dead

The show promises it’s “just getting started” in a new promo poster. [Coming Soon]

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Star Wars: Rebels

Hera and Ezra get up close and personal with Grand Admiral Thrawn in a new clip.


Salem

A new trailer for the third season has been released.


Supernatural

Here’s seven minutes of the next season to whet your appetite.


Timeless

Finally, new images from the show’s pilot episode have been released. You can find more at the link. [KSite TV]

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

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James is a News Editor at io9, where you can find him delivering your morning spoilers, writing about superheroes, and having many feelings about Star Wars. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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I’m taking next Friday off partly because of the Luke Cage release and I’m not even sorry.