Buffy Reboot Sans Joss? Can I get a Hell No?
I have been waiting for a BtVS or Angel movie since the shows ended/were canceled. Last year, the Crazy Kuzui's were linked up to another Buffy remake movie that, besides having no Whedon input, was rumored to star Megan Fox as Buffy. Since even remembering that thankfully false rumor makes me throw up a little in my mouth, let's move on.
I thought at the time that the
idiots studio execs, in charge of this fiasco would have realized that the true Whedon fan base would not only refuse to grace this movie with a single peso but would actually rise up and demand that the studio not even bother. Apparently, they have not learned their lesson.
That's right kids..from the geniuses who canceled Angel comes ANOTHER attempted reboot without Joss.
Warner Bros has announced it is going to have a rebooted version of Buffy with a whole staff of writers, directors & producers that had nothing to do with the much loved series. You know..the series that everyone still talks about? The one that people quote, watch repeatedly on DVD & have sing along parties to? Yeah..that series. The script writer, Whit Anderson, said that she loves Buffy. Great. I love all these people who say "I love your idea! I'm going to rewrite in the way that I think it should go!" I love Buffy/Angel too. Guess what I did? I wrote a fanfic. Did I take it to a studio to get a new movie going? Of course not...I don't have those kind of contacts..
But I digress...
A reboot is not needed. I loved the classic Joss snarky response to this announcement and I know that Buffy will not be Buffy without his mind, wit and humor. Of course, the only true way that this can be fixed is for Whedonverse fans to boycott this movie and make it flop.
So far, two Whedon actresses have spoken out. Jenny Mollen (Nina the Werewolf in Angel) tweeted today "I will only say this once. Without Joss, there is no Buffy!" In response, Julie Benz (Darla) claimed "Never have truer words ever been tweeted." Not exactly poetry or a scathing indictment but gets the point across in 140 characters or less.
Let's see if this project is still in the works six months from now. I am hoping that the core fan base, who are already loudly screaming their disapproval, are able to quash this stupid idea back into the nothing from whence it came.
Then I can return to the world where I last saw Angel standing in the rain, holding his sword & proclaiming "Personally, I kinda want to slay the dragon."
Let's go to work.