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Buffy reboot officially announced, no Whedon or Gellar in sight

Nov. 22, 2010by: Paul Tassi

Rumors have been swirling about a possible reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a while now, but when you get the press release from Warner Bros, you know it's official. Fans rejoince/lament:

Atlas Entertainment announced today it is rebooting the beloved franchise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Warner Bros. Pictures. Atlas’ Charles Roven and Steve Alexander will produce the feature film alongside Doug Davison and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment (The Ring, How to Train Your Dragon, The Departed). Whit Anderson is writing the script.

“Whit approached us with an exciting idea about how to update Buffy,” said Roven. “There is an active fan base eagerly awaiting this character’s return to the big screen. We’re thrilled to team up with Doug and Roy on a re-imagining of Buffy and the world she inhabits. Details of the film are being kept under wraps, but I can say while this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.”

And that's it. No mention of Joss Whedon or Sarah Michelle Gellar, as presumably this reboot will be done with neither party involved. Whedon had been offered the film at one point, but he shot them down as he didn't like the studio's new plan for the character. But uh, who needs that clown right?

Are fans loyal to the character, or to Whedon and Gellar's portrayal of the character? Is this new film a godsend or sacrilege? I don't think I'd be too pleased if this was a show I held dear, but you true fans out there please go ahead and speak your mind.

Extra Tidbit: Also, I can't find who "Whit Anderson" is on IMDB to save my life.
Source: JoBlo.com

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3:03AM on 11/30/2010

If you're a true fan of Buffy:

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This link will take you to the biggest Buffy fan in the known Universe. Don't believe me? Wait till you see how the episode ends.....
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This link will take you to the biggest Buffy fan in the known Universe. Don't believe me? Wait till you see how the episode ends.....
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9:11AM on 11/24/2010
Swanson will always be the only BUFFY to me. End of story.
Swanson will always be the only BUFFY to me. End of story.
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2:36PM on 11/23/2010

Who Cares?

The Buffy TV series fans are the most fickle bunch of fan-nerds I've ever known. I mean..Whedon made Firefly so he gets a blind eye here, but the argument that you could "ruin" a franchise by REPLACING Sarah Michelle Gellar is in itself absurd. Seriously? Maybe I'm just old school, but I thought the Kristy Swanson movie was awesome. Valley Girl cheese in the height of valley girl cheese, plus it had post-jerk off Pee-Wee in it... either way the fans of the show are gonna remain on the
The Buffy TV series fans are the most fickle bunch of fan-nerds I've ever known. I mean..Whedon made Firefly so he gets a blind eye here, but the argument that you could "ruin" a franchise by REPLACING Sarah Michelle Gellar is in itself absurd. Seriously? Maybe I'm just old school, but I thought the Kristy Swanson movie was awesome. Valley Girl cheese in the height of valley girl cheese, plus it had post-jerk off Pee-Wee in it... either way the fans of the show are gonna remain on the defensive, but thatís were fans of shows like that thrive, defending.
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11:53AM on 11/23/2010

of course it will fail its awful

The show failed except with teenagers, ho wmany emmy wins? oh that right none, how much critical acclaim, oh that right none. Do what the movie did, take your material which is laughable it so badly written and make it into a comedy, that the only way its any good. This wouldnt ever be on radar if it wasnt for the Twilight craze? Hey were is sarah michelle been with her great acting from her "hit show"? Weird, show was so good and all involved, that none of them have done anything worth
The show failed except with teenagers, ho wmany emmy wins? oh that right none, how much critical acclaim, oh that right none. Do what the movie did, take your material which is laughable it so badly written and make it into a comedy, that the only way its any good. This wouldnt ever be on radar if it wasnt for the Twilight craze? Hey were is sarah michelle been with her great acting from her "hit show"? Weird, show was so good and all involved, that none of them have done anything worth mentioning since.
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1:52PM on 11/23/2010
LOL I guess you don't watch Movies or TV much as most of the cast have been constantly working since Buffy, and have been on TV for years since in hit multi-year running shows. Yes the reasons the studios are tying for a Remake is because of the Twilight crap that all the teens are watching now a days, but that is why this is going to be so fail. The fanbase for Buffy was not about Twilight Vamps, but the new Buffy will be all about them.
LOL I guess you don't watch Movies or TV much as most of the cast have been constantly working since Buffy, and have been on TV for years since in hit multi-year running shows. Yes the reasons the studios are tying for a Remake is because of the Twilight crap that all the teens are watching now a days, but that is why this is going to be so fail. The fanbase for Buffy was not about Twilight Vamps, but the new Buffy will be all about them.
12:54AM on 11/24/2010
I'm sorry but didn't they recently release a list of the greatest TV Characters of all time? OH and wasn't Buffy like #7 on that list. You obviously never watched the show, coz if you did you would know the show was 20x better than the original movie, coz the show was Joss' vision of what he wanted the movie too be before those hacks decided too make it a valley girl cheese fest
I'm sorry but didn't they recently release a list of the greatest TV Characters of all time? OH and wasn't Buffy like #7 on that list. You obviously never watched the show, coz if you did you would know the show was 20x better than the original movie, coz the show was Joss' vision of what he wanted the movie too be before those hacks decided too make it a valley girl cheese fest
1:08PM on 11/24/2010
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That link is a list of awards Buffy has been nominated for, or won. It includes one Emmy win. Just saying.
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That link is a list of awards Buffy has been nominated for, or won. It includes one Emmy win. Just saying.
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9:21AM on 11/23/2010

This has FAIL written all over it

And I'm not even a Buffy fan
And I'm not even a Buffy fan
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7:07AM on 11/23/2010

What about Luke Perry?

I thought this was about rebooting the MOVIE....who knew there was a TV show that followed....never saw a single episode.
I thought this was about rebooting the MOVIE....who knew there was a TV show that followed....never saw a single episode.
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7:06AM on 11/23/2010

BRING BACK...

PEE WEE!
PEE WEE!
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1:41PM on 11/23/2010
Yah the great new studio idea. Pee Wee as the Master Vamp!
Yah the great new studio idea. Pee Wee as the Master Vamp!
3:25AM on 11/23/2010

Pfft...

People will see it the minute something cool happens during the trailer. That's how easy loyal fans flip their opinions. As for this, I don't mind it, I just hope it's good. I was never a Buffy fan, and I always found the writing to be obnoxious, so we'll see what comes up.
People will see it the minute something cool happens during the trailer. That's how easy loyal fans flip their opinions. As for this, I don't mind it, I just hope it's good. I was never a Buffy fan, and I always found the writing to be obnoxious, so we'll see what comes up.
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1:47AM on 11/23/2010
this is the most red i've seen on a feedback in a while
this is the most red i've seen on a feedback in a while
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1:46AM on 11/23/2010
"Someone above was talking trash about the Kristy Swanson Buffy, and in the same breath praising Whedon? Check yourself...might want to take a stroll through memory lane and see who wrote that movie......mr whedon himself..."

that movie, as written, was more along the lines of the show. the director went in another direction, if you will. pretty much ignoring the tone and quality of joss' script.
"Someone above was talking trash about the Kristy Swanson Buffy, and in the same breath praising Whedon? Check yourself...might want to take a stroll through memory lane and see who wrote that movie......mr whedon himself..."

that movie, as written, was more along the lines of the show. the director went in another direction, if you will. pretty much ignoring the tone and quality of joss' script.
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9:38AM on 11/23/2010
Actuaaly if you were a fan of Buffy & Joss Whedon you would know Joss' original script was nothing like the finished product. The director wanted too make it a comedy and had the scriot rewritten. Joss dropped out of the project he wanted nothing to do with that film. His script was more like the TV series. So yes a Buffy film w/o Joss will just be another P.O.S. with Buffy's name attached too it
Actuaaly if you were a fan of Buffy & Joss Whedon you would know Joss' original script was nothing like the finished product. The director wanted too make it a comedy and had the scriot rewritten. Joss dropped out of the project he wanted nothing to do with that film. His script was more like the TV series. So yes a Buffy film w/o Joss will just be another P.O.S. with Buffy's name attached too it
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1:38AM on 11/23/2010
Remaking Buffy without Joss Whedon's involvement would be like remaking Firefly without Joss Whedon's involvement. It just doesn't make sense.
Remaking Buffy without Joss Whedon's involvement would be like remaking Firefly without Joss Whedon's involvement. It just doesn't make sense.
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12:47AM on 11/23/2010
Way to go Warner Bros, you've alienated an already built in fanbase who had been clamoring for a TV show based Buffy film since 2000 when the show went off the air. No Giles, Xander, Willow or Oz means no movie ticket bought by myself and hopefully my fellow Whedonites. I hope this falls through like a month before production.
Way to go Warner Bros, you've alienated an already built in fanbase who had been clamoring for a TV show based Buffy film since 2000 when the show went off the air. No Giles, Xander, Willow or Oz means no movie ticket bought by myself and hopefully my fellow Whedonites. I hope this falls through like a month before production.
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1:44PM on 11/23/2010
Nah you want it to fall through months "into" production so they loose a ton of money and then get the hint, no Joss no Buffy.
Nah you want it to fall through months "into" production so they loose a ton of money and then get the hint, no Joss no Buffy.
10:59PM on 11/22/2010

Kristy Swanson...

Someone above was talking trash about the Kristy Swanson Buffy, and in the same breath praising Whedon? Check yourself...might want to take a stroll through memory lane and see who wrote that movie......mr whedon himself...
Someone above was talking trash about the Kristy Swanson Buffy, and in the same breath praising Whedon? Check yourself...might want to take a stroll through memory lane and see who wrote that movie......mr whedon himself...
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10:41PM on 11/22/2010

YUCK!!!!!!

Buffy w/o Whendon?? Great another Kristy Swanson Buffy, thats all we need. Theyre just trying cash in on the Twilight fandom. No true Buffy fan will go see this piece of crap
Buffy w/o Whendon?? Great another Kristy Swanson Buffy, thats all we need. Theyre just trying cash in on the Twilight fandom. No true Buffy fan will go see this piece of crap
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9:36PM on 11/22/2010
I just don't understand this. It's like Walgreens trying to get into fresh food.
I just don't understand this. It's like Walgreens trying to get into fresh food.
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9:18PM on 11/22/2010
NOOOOOO !
They'll do it like a Twilight-like movie. Whedon doon't want any part in this bad idea, and Gellar don't want to hear anything about Buffy anymore... So why would the fans bother to see this ?
NOOOOOO !
They'll do it like a Twilight-like movie. Whedon doon't want any part in this bad idea, and Gellar don't want to hear anything about Buffy anymore... So why would the fans bother to see this ?
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9:16PM on 11/22/2010

not only will i not see it

i'll dedicate my life to spitting venom at it. sorry kids, you're gonna have to stay with grandma for a while.
i'll dedicate my life to spitting venom at it. sorry kids, you're gonna have to stay with grandma for a while.
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8:04PM on 11/22/2010
FUCK. OFF. AND. DIE.

Someone better lose their head for this.
FUCK. OFF. AND. DIE.

Someone better lose their head for this.
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7:47PM on 11/22/2010
An Awful,terrible,horrendous,idea.I heard this idea awhile back and hoped it was just a rumor. Your can't have a Buffy movie without Whedon of Gellar its just wrong beyond reason. Are they going to do an Angel Movie without Boreanez next. Stupid hollywood screwing things up
An Awful,terrible,horrendous,idea.I heard this idea awhile back and hoped it was just a rumor. Your can't have a Buffy movie without Whedon of Gellar its just wrong beyond reason. Are they going to do an Angel Movie without Boreanez next. Stupid hollywood screwing things up
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7:23PM on 11/22/2010
Fans of buffy were/are a cult and this is clearly sacrilege.
Fans of buffy were/are a cult and this is clearly sacrilege.
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6:30PM on 11/22/2010
No thanks, just release the original show on blu-ray and I'll be happy. I'm sure this movie is aiming for the twilight crowd anyway, not fans of the show.
No thanks, just release the original show on blu-ray and I'll be happy. I'm sure this movie is aiming for the twilight crowd anyway, not fans of the show.
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6:21PM on 11/22/2010
You CANNOT have Buffy without Whedon.
You CANNOT have Buffy without Whedon.
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6:08PM on 11/22/2010
They would be better off with something about Faith than a reboot with all new people.

The fans don't want a reboot! They would eagerly await the return of the original cast for a movie, not some new people.
They would be better off with something about Faith than a reboot with all new people.

The fans don't want a reboot! They would eagerly await the return of the original cast for a movie, not some new people.
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5:46PM on 11/22/2010
Judging by my screen name I would imagine anyone would know how I feel about this.
Judging by my screen name I would imagine anyone would know how I feel about this.
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5:42PM on 11/22/2010
Like Batman and Spiderman, I'm open to a new interpretation of the original movie and t.v. show.
Like Batman and Spiderman, I'm open to a new interpretation of the original movie and t.v. show.
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5:40PM on 11/22/2010

What!?

Nobody in the fucking world wants this.

By all means bring the originals back for a movie send off or something, but NOBODY wants to see this re-made. To say there's fans eagerly awaiting Buffy's return, and then pull this shit, just goes to show they have no clue what the fans want already.

Sometimes I fucking hate people
Nobody in the fucking world wants this.

By all means bring the originals back for a movie send off or something, but NOBODY wants to see this re-made. To say there's fans eagerly awaiting Buffy's return, and then pull this shit, just goes to show they have no clue what the fans want already.

Sometimes I fucking hate people
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5:32PM on 11/22/2010
That would be like doing another Stargate film with someone else as SG-1.
That would be like doing another Stargate film with someone else as SG-1.
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5:32PM on 11/22/2010

Hell NO!

That is all.
That is all.
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5:29PM on 11/22/2010
lohan as buffy!!!!!!
lohan as buffy!!!!!!
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5:26PM on 11/22/2010

Horriblr Idea

This fan base is loyal to Whedon and Gellar. Without them, this movie will no doubt suck, and/or will not have the "heart" that made this show so great.
This fan base is loyal to Whedon and Gellar. Without them, this movie will no doubt suck, and/or will not have the "heart" that made this show so great.
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5:25PM on 11/22/2010
No way. These suits are gonna screw it up. No Gellar means no Buffy. It worked cause of the cast and the great ideas that flowed from whedons giant head.
No way. These suits are gonna screw it up. No Gellar means no Buffy. It worked cause of the cast and the great ideas that flowed from whedons giant head.
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5:21PM on 11/22/2010
LOL fuck this shit.
LOL fuck this shit.
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5:17PM on 11/22/2010

Good.

The original movie fucking SUCKED. Look how pissed off everyone is about this news lol. How quickly that'll change ;)
The original movie fucking SUCKED. Look how pissed off everyone is about this news lol. How quickly that'll change ;)
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5:24PM on 11/22/2010
Your avatar sucks ass. There's a reason why he didn't get the part, cause he is a shitty actor.
Your avatar sucks ass. There's a reason why he didn't get the part, cause he is a shitty actor.
5:13PM on 11/22/2010

f' em

No whedon, No buffy
No whedon, No buffy
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4:59PM on 11/22/2010
part of me just died when i read that headline. this is a property you just do not mess with unless the principals are involved. piss off to all those who agree to be a part of this or see it.
part of me just died when i read that headline. this is a property you just do not mess with unless the principals are involved. piss off to all those who agree to be a part of this or see it.
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4:57PM on 11/22/2010
I would feel better about it if Joss Whedon was involved in some way.
Why not reunite the original cast and give us a big screen movie,I would be first in line for that.
I would feel better about it if Joss Whedon was involved in some way.
Why not reunite the original cast and give us a big screen movie,I would be first in line for that.
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4:48PM on 11/22/2010
I thought we all agreed not to say reboot anymore.
I thought we all agreed not to say reboot anymore.
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4:46PM on 11/22/2010

WTF??!!!??

Joss Wheadon created the Buffy character from the ground up. When he's not in control you get a mediocre movie that's forgettable. When he is in control you get seven seasons of great storytelling. I'm extremely surprised that the Kuzui's names are absent from this press release. They are the ones that started this reboot crap in the first place. And how did fox loose the rights to Warner Bros. anyway?
Joss Wheadon created the Buffy character from the ground up. When he's not in control you get a mediocre movie that's forgettable. When he is in control you get seven seasons of great storytelling. I'm extremely surprised that the Kuzui's names are absent from this press release. They are the ones that started this reboot crap in the first place. And how did fox loose the rights to Warner Bros. anyway?
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4:33PM on 11/22/2010
I'm fine with it not being SMG, but no Whedon = No Buffy as fas I'm concerned.
I'm fine with it not being SMG, but no Whedon = No Buffy as fas I'm concerned.
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4:14PM on 11/22/2010
Stop with the remakes already.

Start being creative.
Stop with the remakes already.

Start being creative.
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4:14PM on 11/22/2010

dumb idea

While i won't go as far to say a Buffy film without the 2 mentioned involved would be horrible it's a hard sell when it's been pretty much Whedon and with exception to the movie Gellar the whole way through.
While i won't go as far to say a Buffy film without the 2 mentioned involved would be horrible it's a hard sell when it's been pretty much Whedon and with exception to the movie Gellar the whole way through.
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4:12PM on 11/22/2010
this is stupid.
this is stupid.
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4:08PM on 11/22/2010
Give me a "Reboot" (the cartoon) movie!
Give me a "Reboot" (the cartoon) movie!
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4:51PM on 11/22/2010
you remember the Evil Dead episode?
you remember the Evil Dead episode?
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4:06PM on 11/22/2010
There is no way this is a good idea.
This is going to flop like a fat kid trying to do a dive into a pool.
There is no way this is a good idea.
This is going to flop like a fat kid trying to do a dive into a pool.
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3:41PM on 11/22/2010

This...

is a travesty.
is a travesty.
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3:33PM on 11/22/2010
Awful idea.. I'm not a big Buffy fan but when you have something that worked so well for so long and is beloved by so many fans then why change?
Awful idea.. I'm not a big Buffy fan but when you have something that worked so well for so long and is beloved by so many fans then why change?
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3:29PM on 11/22/2010

BOMB

the movie will bomb, because the fans will not see it, someone at warner brothers has to be smart enough to know that this is a bad investment
the movie will bomb, because the fans will not see it, someone at warner brothers has to be smart enough to know that this is a bad investment
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3:25PM on 11/22/2010

"There's an active fanbase awaiting this character's return"

Yeah, the character that Whedon created, which won't be returning. So no, I don't think the fanbase will be eagerly awaiting this. Without Whedon's involvement, who gives a shit about some chick who kills vampires for a living? I think we've all had enough with vampirs anyway.
Yeah, the character that Whedon created, which won't be returning. So no, I don't think the fanbase will be eagerly awaiting this. Without Whedon's involvement, who gives a shit about some chick who kills vampires for a living? I think we've all had enough with vampirs anyway.
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4:02PM on 11/22/2010
Technically, it wasn't Whedons character. There was the movie in 1992, but I hear what you're saying and you're probably right. Without the two people that made the character famous, who would want to watch it.
Technically, it wasn't Whedons character. There was the movie in 1992, but I hear what you're saying and you're probably right. Without the two people that made the character famous, who would want to watch it.
4:08PM on 11/22/2010
Uh, Whedon wrote that movie
Uh, Whedon wrote that movie
4:10PM on 11/22/2010
Oldman,Gary

Uhh, since the movie was written and the character conceived, I'd take a shot in the dark by saying that is was Whedon's character.
Oldman,Gary

Uhh, since the movie was written and the character conceived, I'd take a shot in the dark by saying that is was Whedon's character.
4:14PM on 11/22/2010
Whoops, my mistake. I thought someone else wrote the movie and Whedon just did the t.v. show. In that case, yeah, it's Whedon's character entirely.
Whoops, my mistake. I thought someone else wrote the movie and Whedon just did the t.v. show. In that case, yeah, it's Whedon's character entirely.
3:24PM on 11/22/2010

TERRIBLE

Terrible, terrible idea. I will have no part of this!
Terrible, terrible idea. I will have no part of this!
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3:23PM on 11/22/2010

This isn't some character Joss Whedon decided to adapt...

...this was his own creation, his own voice. The "active fanbase awaiting this character's return" want Whedon and the main cast back, not just the brand name!
...this was his own creation, his own voice. The "active fanbase awaiting this character's return" want Whedon and the main cast back, not just the brand name!
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3:13PM on 11/22/2010

No Gellar

Equals no watch for me.
Equals no watch for me.
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3:12PM on 11/22/2010
I'm not really a big Whedon-fan, but I think his absence will be felt.

Never cared about Gellar, never will, so whatever on that front.
I'm not really a big Whedon-fan, but I think his absence will be felt.

Never cared about Gellar, never will, so whatever on that front.
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