You probably don’t care but…

Apparently the Buffy franchise is being rebooted.

This is, sadly, sans Joss Whedon, Gellar or anyone else who was involved in the successful TV show and the various spinoffs.

No, this comes from the people who still hold the rights to the Buffy franchise, and have always held the rights, which for people like myself, is shockingly not Joss.

What do you think about this Buffy movie they’re making without you? JOSS WHEDON: I hope it’s cool.

Will it be any good? Considering that the people involved are the same people who made the original movie, which no one liked, I would imagine no.

It is also an odd time for a reboot. Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse is still going in comic form, and the TV show only stopped 5 or so years ago. Contrast this with the recent Star Trek reimagining, which is, depending on how you count it, ~40 years since the original.

Tbh I’m less interested in the movie and more interested in how uber Buffy fans are going to deal with this development. Will it be integrated with lore? Will it be ignored?

More drama there than any movie can provide…

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  1. pchow
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Permalink
    It is also an odd time for a reboot. Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse is still going in comic form, and the TV show only stopped 5 or so years ago.

    I don’t think 5 years is strange for a reboot of a franchise. The Batman Begins movie was about that long after the Batman & Robin movie, and Casino Royale was 4 years after the previous James Bond film.

    I can understand not having Sarah Michelle Gellar (given she probably doesn’t look like a teenager now) but not having Whedon does seem quite strange.