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Angel and Pals
The latest casting rumours on the Buffy spin-off series Angel have added high octane fuel to the already blazing inferno of Buffy fandom gossip. If reports are true, then following the angst-ridden vampire to the bright lights of LA (alongside actress Charisma Carpenter and her apparently now very alive character Cordelia) will be none other than Amy (Elizabeth Anne Allen) from episodes The Witch, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered and Gingerbread. The latter story saw the character transformed possibly irrevocably into a rat, although the subsequent episodes have hinted that Willow will succeed in reversing the spell.
One person who is definitely lined up to aid Angel during the day is old pal and nice demon Whistler (last seen in Becoming). Star of the new show David Boreanaz indulged, Im a vampire, so Whistler will be my eyes and ears in the day. And there will be other occasional visitors too, Spike and Drusilla are more than likely to make an appearance and Whedon imagines that both shows characters will no doubt cross over from time to time.
The production, which has just signed the metal mouthed jungle music icon Goldie (perhaps as much a dead ringer for Jaws as Jonah Lomu is for Oddjob), has revealed its release schedules. Unusually the nation of Australia will be the first country to present the movie on November 11th, a clear eight days before the US.
Other news doing the rounds includes the fact that Mr Bond will be getting a slight character make-over. Concerned that James was missing some of his more Ian Fleming characteristics in Tomorrow Never Dies the powers-that-be want to inject a few of the nuances back into the suave agent. Londons Sunday Times newspaper quoted an insider as saying The movie will show a Bond with an Achilles heel a Bond with a very real chink in his armor. Bet it involves women; it always does...
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