Wednesday Link-A-Mania

• Suffering from The Walking Dead withdrawal symptoms? Not soooo long before it’s back in February  (on FX in the UK). And here’s a tease of what’s to come…

Teen Wolf’s Colton Haynes (he played Jock-turned-were-lizard Jackson) has nabbed a new, key, recurring role in the CW’s Arrow. He will play Roy Harper, a “handsome, street-savvy teenager from ‘the Glades’ – the harsh, poverty-stricken portion of Starling City.” He falls for Oliver’s little sister, Thea and is “destined to become a significant part of her life and an important player in the larger world of Arrow.” DC comics fans may recognise the character’s name: since 1941 he’s had a number of aliases, including Speedy (Green Arrow’s sidekick), Red Arrow and Arsenal. Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti says, “We were big fans of Colton from Teen Wolf and we are thrilled he’s joining Arrow.” [via TVLine]

• The Hulk may not be headlining a movie of his own (yet) but The AvengersMark Ruffalo is getting excited about the superteam sequel already: “I got a text from Joss Whedon the other day. Sounds like he is writing some very interesting stuff for Banner and his alter ego The Hulk,” he Tweeted yesterday.

• Dwarf singing from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Sadly it’s not “Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, It’s Off To Work We Go”.

• Darren Aronofsky has been talking to Playlist about his biblical epic Noah, and he seems slighty mystified by his own film (don’t worry, everybody else was slightly mystified by The Fountain): “I haven’t really started to talk about the film yet because I only finished filming two weeks ago, so I really don’t know yet what’s going on and what it’s about. In the Bible, the story is only a couple of pages, and the perception we have of it in the West is more as a children’s toy – an old man with a long beard and animals two-by-two on the boat. And there’s so much more to the story than that… There’s a lot of clues there about what the story means. So it was about trying to create a world where the story of Noah could be truthful and could take place, and make it something that could connect to a modern audience. There’s a lot of ideas in that story that actually are very, very relevant to what’s going on right now, so we tried to create a story that would ring true to people both that believe that it really happened and to those who think it’s a story.”

Entertainment Weekly has posted a couple of colourful new images from Pixar’s Monsters University, due for release in the UK on 12 July.

• More Doctor Who goodness in the BBC’s Christmas Showtime campaign.