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Here we go again...The record-setting figures for Star Wars Episode I's opening signaled a sad end to the months of news, rumors and speculation... so, on with Episode II then! Listen, dont blame us! If anyone is leaping onto the bandwagon of hype, its George Lucas, or at least the official website who have already set up a preliminary page for the second movie in the Star Wars saga, the fiends!
So who is returning from the ticker-tape covered celebrations of Naboo? Well, include Samuel L Jackson who just cant wait to get his lightsaber out, Ewan McGregor as the slightly older version of Jedi Master Obi-Wan (hell probably just grow a beard or something) and very possibly Ray Park as Darth Maul. Although his comment at a recent convention I dont think so, but thats just my opinion doesnt look good, some interesting rumors have been doing the rounds about Ep II having several Maul clones, all different colors. For some reason the Tellytubbies spring to mind
Buffy gets cross!
As the time draws near for both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel to begin their new series in tandem, its all getting quite exciting, and not least because a few actors are breaking the radio silence on some juicy details.
As Xposé has already reported, James Marsters will become a regular once again on Buffy (some sources suggest hell show up as the Demonology Professor in the second episode) but at a recent convention he announced that hell also be paying Angel a visit. It doesnt end there: Oz is rumored to be visiting the city of Angel and a crossover episode is also planned to explain Cordelias move from Sunnydale.
Finally, Buffys not going to be happy. Angel has a new love interest (well, you get over people quicker after 200 years or so), and if the fans dont lynch her before she gets to the studio, soap actress Elisabeth Rohm will be playing new girl Kate.
Chris Carters latest foray into genre TV Harsh Realm will begin airing on Friday October 8th at 9pm with a follow-up episode two nights later. The series, which deals with a similar theme to The Matrix, stars Strange Lucks DB Sweeney and the now-defunct Millenniums Lance Henriksen (who plays a general in the first episode) and Terry OQuinn. To continue with the Carter cross-pollinization, Gillian Anderson will lend her vocal talents to the opening of the first episode where she will explain the general idea behind the virtual reality technology of the show.
Plans are afoot for the very first Wonder Woman feature film. With DC Comics longest-serving heroine going from strength to strength on the news-stands, Joel (The Matrix) Silvers production company is attempting to get the movie off the ground. Leading the casting for the role of Amazon princess Diana at the moment is Sandra Bullock. Although the actress has not said outright that she is considering the role, many believe that its only a matter of time. Wonder Womans only other media outing was in the well-remembered Lynda Carter '70s TV show.Image © Grant Kempster/Visual Imagination