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Must Read: Joss Whedon Responds To ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Reboot
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Mere hours ago, word hit the internet that Warner Brothers had acquired the rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and would be moving forward on a reboot of the property based on a pitch by Whit Anderson, who is currently working on the screenplay for her take on the character.

Well, it didn’t take long for someone to get a hold of Joss Whedon, who wrote the script for the 1992 original Buffy starring Kristy Swanson, created, wrote, directed, and produced the mega-popular TV series of the same name starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, and is also responsible for things like Firefly, Angel, and Dollhouse. Whedon is busy working away on The Avengers, the Marvel comic book movie that’s been set up over the past handful of years to become one of the biggest movies of all time, which he was hired to write and direct. Nevertheless, the fanboy favorite took the time to write a response letter sharing his feelings on the new reboot, and you don’t want to miss what he had to say.

You can head on over to the other side to read the full letter from Whedon, and you should plan to giggle once or twice.

Here’s the full response to this new Buffy from Whedon himself to E! Online‘s Kristin Dos Santos.

Kristin, I’m glad you asked for my thoughts on the announcement of Buffy the cinema film. This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths””just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.

Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, “Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER.” Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, “I’ll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!” Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?

I always hoped that Buffy would live on even after my death. But, you know, AFTER. I don’t love the idea of my creation in other hands, but I’m also well aware that many more hands than mine went into making that show what it was. And there is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.

Leave me to my pain!

Sincerely, Joss Whedon.

4 Comments »

  1. Well played.

    Comment by Slipstream — November 22, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

  2. Joss when I heard the news I was excited because I thought it was a come back of all the characters I loved growing up; when I found out it was not even going to be done by you and the chance of any of the old characters coming back being no existent as it were I lost all interest I am sure that you are not thrilled for your work to be redone. I do agree though on how you mentioned no ill will to the new people involved, but it is a sad day. I rather remember Buffy the Vampire Slayer with all the characters I’d grown to love and all the life lessons you weaved into and fantastic story line. Now if you ever do a movie with you at the steering wheel and all the old characters I will be on board 120% to see that with a smile on my face. You truly are a visionary for these sad times. Best Wishes

    Comment by Jessica — November 23, 2010 @ 1:08 am

  3. people who know that Buffy IS Whedon probably won’t see the movie.

    and the younger generation? aren’t they more interested in flirting with vampires than slaying them? will they even care about a vampire who doesn’t sparkle?

    I’m gonna go watch some REAL Buffy on netflix.

    Comment by redhead — November 23, 2010 @ 9:23 am

  4. […] Whedon’s response to the reboot(Not fully mentioned in show but good read for fans) […]

    Pingback by Episode 24-Take 2 — November 23, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

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