Wednesday Link-A-Mania

More Ant-Man casting news: Mad Men ’s John Slattery, along with Judy Greer and rapper T.I., will be joining the movie, which started filming in San Francisco this Monday. The three round out a cast that also include Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. Marvel has also released a first look at Paul Rudd as the movie’s lead, Scott Lang, who’s looking a little dreary and beaten-up as he stands in the rain by a misty Golden Gate Bridge..

The new Star Wars movie will feature more practical effects than CGI, says Rian Johnson, the Looper director who is set to pick up the franchise after JJ Abrams. Talking on the latest Girls In Hoodies podcast, Johnson said that the sweeping CGI sets of the prequel trilogy are being left behind in favour of more traditional effects: “They’re doing so much practical building for this one. It’s awesome.”

Arrow has cast comic villain Komodo, tapping Matt Ward to play the role . The TRON:Legacy actor will play the masked mercenary in the second week of the show, but his story will also tie in to the arc of the season more than villain-of-the-week episodes have in the past.

Theres a new Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay video to sink our teeth into. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and CD Projekt RED published the 35 minutes of gameplay, which shows the world of Witcher 3 - what you can see, who you’ll meet, how your actions will affect everything around you.

The Strain is coming back for another season. With seven episodes remaining of season one, the vampire drama has been chosen to rise again next summer for a 13 episode renewal. “The blood hits the fan on this one, mankind becomes an endangered species,” promises co-producer Guillermo del Toro, excited for the new thrills the second season will deliver.

Marvel hero Mockingbird is coming to Agents Of SHIELD , with Adrianne Palicki set to star as SHIELD field agent Bobbi Morse, also known by the aliases Huntress and Mockingbird. She’ll be joining Kyle Maclachlan and Lucy Lawless as the third new SHIELD agent to be brought in for the upcoming second season, where the team will be working to rebuild SHIELD from the ground up.

Toby Kebbell adds his name to the upcoming movie A Monster Calls , /FILM reports . Kebbell is set to join the rapidly expanding cast, which includes Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson, and only yesterday gained Sigourney Weaver.

Upcoming supernatural horror movie Ouija has a new trailer . The Universal Pictures movie, set to release October 24th, follows a group of teens who accidentally invite evil into their home while misusing a Ouija board. The trailer shows glimpses of some of the horrors they will face along the way...

Daniel Radcliffe’s upcoming supernatural thriller Horns has released two new character posters. The images feature Radcliffe and Juno Temple, who plays doomed love interest Merrin Williams, facing off in black and white. “She was his beauty, now she’s his curse,” read’s Temple’s. “He’ll bring the Devil out in you,” adds Radcliffe’s darker counterpart.

Joanne Wylie