Whedon Responds To ‘Buffy’ Reboot Plans!

By on 23 November, 2010


It would seem that Warner Bros. Pictures and Atlas Entertainment have rubbed Joss Whedon up the wrong way, after they announced plans to reboot the popular franchise, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘.

 Warner Bros. Pictures acquired the rights from creators Fran and Kaz Kuzui, and from Sandollar Productions (Sandy Gallin and Dolly Parton), for Atlas and Vertigo Entertainment to produce. After the 1992 critically-panned ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘, the butt-kicking beauty soon became a cult hit on TV with Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz.


However this remake idea has gone down like a lead balloon with TV series creator Joss Whedon, and has taken the opportunity to air his thoughts on the matter.

He says:

“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.”

You may not be surprised to learn that this hasn’t phased Warner Bros. in anyway whatsoever, and they will be proceeding with full steam ahead to bring Buffy back to the fans.

Whether the same fanbase will remain faithful is another matter.


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