Joss Responds to the News of a Buffy Reboot

... In case you haven't heard, Warner Bros. is rebooting the Buffy the Vampire franchise via a feature film, but without the help of creator Joss Whedon. Whedon has publicly responded, saying, "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 are no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly." In other words, he demands blood. [E! Online]

... HBO has cast three new females on its hit True Blood, and I think I speak for everyone when I say, "Thank God they're all hotties!" I'll try to avoid potential spoilers: Janina Gavankar will play a schoolteacher named Luna, Alexandra Breckenridge will play a character named Daisy, and Vedette Lim will play an underground cage fighter. Seriously. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Ugly Betty hunk Eric Mabius has landed a role on NBC's Chase as a cop-turned-fugitive who runs away from the U.S. Marshals. The episode will air in January. [EW]

... Syfy has announced its midseason premiere dates, led by the January 17 debut of the U.S. adaptation of Being Human. Other return dates: Merlin on January 7, Ghost Hunters International on January 5, and Marcel's Quantum Kitchen—yes, a cooking show—sometime in February. [TV Guide]

... The second episode of Sarah Palin's reality show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, didn't match the success of the first one. Probably because it's a vainglorious piece of garbage. After boasting 5 million viewers for its first airing, the second episode only grabbed 3 million while losing almost half of its important 18-49 demographic. Yet Bristol dances on... [The Live Feed]


... Michael J. Fox will be returning to CBS' The Good Wife early next year. The reviews of his performance as the devious lawyer Louis Manning were all raves, so producers have invited him back. [EW]

... CBS is working on two new shows. The modern-day western Desperado will see lawmen taking justice into their own hands in San Antonio, and Knife Fight will be a legal drama that follows a female public defender who jumps to the prosecution side. [The Live Feed]

... Bad girl Taylor Momsen is being suspended for a while from Gossip Girl, where she plays sweet little Jenny. Momsen has been in the news more for her rocker-girl antics, chain smoking, and slutty on-stage behavior than for doing her homework. Is she 18 yet? No? Okay, I won't say what I was about to say, then. [Deadline Hollywood]


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I'm sorry.. Am I supposed to censor the F word entirely, just the last three letters or is just the vowel fine too?
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With or without Joss, I just CANNOT, for the life of me, imagine that they would do it any different than the show that quit seven years ago. The fan base is still WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too big and strong for WB to even try to do it differently. They KNOW it will not go down well. They just have to know... Aaaaalthou-ough.. Now, with vampires being more popular than ever, they might actually tween it up. The new Buffy I mean.. Oh. My. God. They're gonna f*ck up Buffy, aren't they?!?!
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if they try to turn Buffy into this tweeny vampire movie i will be pissed! Buffy was such an amazing show and to wreck it by making it more modern with sparkly vampires would be outrageous! We need Joss!
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Wow, shocked about the Buffy with no Joss news, but I won't be for or against it until I watch a few episodes. I'll give it a chance, but if it sucks I won't be surprised.
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1. Without Whedon involved, I'm not involved (I ponder the gang of actors that'll be picked).
2. I won't talk ill of it, (yet if at all) it's not out to review.
3. Work in Hollywood, die in Hollywood . . . unless you own every right and lock it down, they'll do what they will with a property.
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Heh, funny
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Buffy won't be buffywithout Joss and the cast. Me and everyone I know are going to bycott it. We will not even watch it when it gets released on DVD or even on normal tv
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Okay listen up folks. If you are a fan of the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer film starring Kirsty Swanson and Luke Perry, then by all means go watch the reboot movie. If you are a fan of the 1996 tv show starring Sarah Michelle Gellar STAY AWAY FROM THIS FILM. There will be NO Giles, Xander, Willow, Angel, Spike, Drusilla or Cordelia in this film. It will be B.I.N.O.> Buffy In Name Only.
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I can just imagine the "new" Buffy being some Twilight(ish) movie!! *shivers*

Why couldn't Hollywood just stay away from this franchise. I loved the series because of the cast and Whedon behind the scenes, this has fail written all over it. Most die hard fans of the series just won't buy into this because all the things that made the show great are gone. This will be a bigger flop than the '92 original movie!
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I think a lot of people are reading his response wrong. You need to read the entire letter he wrote. It was more of a mocking tone, sarcastic, and he even took a jab at himself in it versus what you guys are interpreting it as bitter and angry. He expressed disappointment but that's far from some sort of anger towards WB. Read the whole letter he wrote first.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer without Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar & David Boreanaz would totally suck! C'mon, guys, don't ruin it all.
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Im not shock,without sarah this wOnt b good.far as joss he is a good writer but he is cocky like his so great.it seems good writers r very cocky.this movie is doom to fail without sarah but who knws it may b good.we'll jus have 2 wait n see(ppl always taken shows from creators .brad stole charmed.sera got supernatural,joss may need 2 get over it he tried rewrite teerminator,his writing wonderwoman and batman his da last dat should talk about taking somethin)
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they should also make a movie about Buffy and her friends and show them as grown ups :)
but if they are going to make a movie, it must be with Joss! Buffy isnt Buffy without him.
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Buffy yah that's going to suck. But three more reasons to watch True Blood, Sweet!
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Personally I'm not against remakes/reboots, I'm just surprised they didn't bring Joss in as a consultant, but I bet he probably would have refused anyway because he wants to direct and write it. I'm also not a big fan of the original movie, I thought it was pretty bad and it's no secret Joss hated it to.
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I wish they were doing a Buffy movie with all the old cast of the show and Joss in charge.
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I think that's old news about Taylor Momsen because she just returned back to the show.
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A Buffy reboot, WITH JOSS!
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I was wondering when the next season of Merlin was heading our way. Thank you for update!
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Buffy with out joss... not a good thing. and the origional movie was awful to begin with... but i do love the show!... but without joss...
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Joss was involved in the original movie, but I did not like it, I prefer the TV series. So as long as the new flick is more like the show I will give it a chance.
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I'll give the Buffy reboot a chance. You just never know.
True Blood - I've read the books, though Book 4 was a bit of time ago, so I'm trying to recall the characters. I remember the story.
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The movie is barely 20 years old and the TV show ended less than 8. Don't they realize that is waaay too soon for a remake? Especially for a cult classic show of Buffy's caliber?
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I love Buffy but Buffy without Joss is not Buffy. I predict a big cringe of a movie.
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I'm absolutely thrilled about the Buffy feature, but without Joss? I doesn't make sense, he's the creator, he should at least produce it. True blood, man, I cannot wait, the fourth season will be AWESOME if they'll follow the book's storyline. Even if they follow just half of it. As for Eric Mabius and Michael J. Fox... Two thumbs up to the first, and I bow down to the latter.
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You guys don't want the new Buffy? Then blame all the kids and teenagers who made the Twilight saga a hit, 'cause that's the reason why Buffy (the character) is returning: money!
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Please, no, not a "Buffy" movie! The series was great as it was and to make a movie without the input of Joss Whedon is just silly. I won't be lining up to watch it, I'm afraid. Having said that, I do wonder if it will be a success or not. Guess we shall have to wait and see.
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Can't they kick Taylor Momsen off the show for good? I swear, they try to make Jenny Humphrey as unlikeable as possible. Same goes for Vanessa, btw.
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BTW: you left the best quote out " I can, however, take this time to announce that I'm making a batman movie. Because there's a francise that really 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."
Made me lol.
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I am excited about Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, I wonder if there will be any familiar faces. I hope so! Can't wait for more True Blood and Merlin as well.
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Joss is funny, but honest at least. cooking shows on syfy is a harbinger of doom, and Desperado sounds very intriguing.
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Hollywood should be ashamed of themselves. Buffy is a classic and doing it without Whedon is plain sacrilege.
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Why, why, why, is it necessary to have a reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer by some relatively unknown writer? I completely understand Joss Whedon's response of "I don't love the idea of my creation in other hands." I don't either.
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ive given the buffy reboot a lot of thought...maybe if its done right it wont be so bad. afterall, it is a reboot of the original movie (at least thats what the warner bros rights are for...or so i understand) and not the show. sadly, theres not much damange anyone can do to the '92 movie. so maybe if this whit anderson really is a fan and seriously takes all the info possible from the show she can write a worthy prequel. im not saying it will be up to joss's standard, but at this point who knows?
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I like Joss Wheadon's response. Shouldn't he have some sort of copyright-thing so he could just stop this stupid movie?
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I'd love to know what's going on in Whit Anderson's head after reading what Joss had to say. I read he or she was a fun of Buffy, so he or she must be a fan of Whedon and getting the disaproval of Whedon when you're going to write a movie about his greatest and beloved creation must be awful.
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