Being the hardcore Buffy the Vampire Slayer fangirl that I am I’m furious about the Buffy reboot. You can’t have Buffy without its creator, the brilliant Joss Whedon, and that’s exactly what they’re planning – Buffy without Joss. But that’s not all they’re leaving out of the new Buffy, the original cast will also have no part in the upcoming film. The things that made Buffy great – Joss and the cast – won’t be a part of the new project. Insane! But the fans aren’t the only ones pissed off about the reboot, the cast also aren’t too pleased about it.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, the real Buffy herself, has been pretty hush hush about what she thinks of the Buffy reboot, until now. Sarah finally opened up and revealed how she really feels about the Buffy movie that won’t have anything to do with the universe created by Joss.
“I think it’s a horrible idea,” she said bluntly in an interview with CNN. “To try to do a ‘Buffy’ without Joss Whedon, I mean that’s, like, honestly, to be incredibly non-eloquent: that’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.”
Sarah went on to say that, “It was a movie. It’s been made. It stars Kristy Swanson. They made it. They don’t need to make another one!”
So we can add the fantastic Sarah to the long list of those against the “Buffy” reboot, and with her are many other Buffy veterans, from Buffy writers and actors to Joss himself.
“It’s hard to imagine anybody but Joss bringing that to the screen,” former Buffy writer Marti Noxon said. “I wouldn’t want to be the person trying to write it. And I worked on the show, but I would not want to be that [person] because the fans are very loyal. They’re excruciatingly loyal, unless they hate you, in which case they’re excruciating about that too.”
Damn right we are.
Allyson Hannigan, our beloved Willow, also commented on the project, saying, “Yeah, and that’s a very big mistake in my opinion. I mean if Joss isn’t involved, it’s only the title.” When asked if she would join the reboot she ansered, “Not without Joss. Joss is the only reason that we would go back. I mean, it’s just ridiculous to think of that TV show without Joss. That’s just silly to me… And all the fans know that, too, so I don’t know what they’re thinking.”
They aren’t the only ones to speak against it, Nicholas Brendon (Xander) has also said it’s a mistake, and of course, the big guy himself, Joss Whedon, has also given his disapproval.
So why the hell are they still planning to make this Buffy reboot? Ahhh!