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11.24.2010

This week it was announced that Warner Bros. was moving ahead with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot "because the fans demanded it." But when said fans found out that both Joss Whedon and Sarah Michelle Gellar were nowhere near the project, they were less than enthused, with Whedon himself even heaping scorn on the decision.

But like it or not, this project is happening, and it needs a leading lady to fill Buffy's tank top. So put your feelings aside for a few minutes and help me come up with ideas if this thing really does have to get made.

We know that Buffy will be beyond high school at this point, but will still be "sexy, smart and dangerous" or however the producer summed her up. How old exactly? I'd guess mid twenties as vampire hunting is not for the middle aged. Unless you're Blade.

Yes, we're looking for a blonde with action kicking abilities, but dramatic chops would help as well. Even with Whedon not writing the dialogue, she still should be believable in scenes where no one's getting staked.

I'm going to go ahead and say here to please NOT say Sarah Michelle Gellar. I get that she's the ideal choice, but with Whedon not attached, there's no way in hell she'd sign off on this, and I don't consider her a realistic possibility as opposed to say, Brandon Routh returning to his Superman role.

Last Week: SNOW WHITE

Last week we were trying to find a leading lady for the myriad of Snow White projects currently circling Hollywood. Who were your guys' picks?

1. Zooey Deschanel (30%) 2. Alison Brie (12%) 3. Anne Hathaway (10%)

Damn, that's week two where Zooey is in the top three, and this time a clear number one. Next thing you know you'll be saying she should get a dye job and play Buffy as well. But in reality she would make a pretty damn good Snow White, as would Hathaway, who seems like a more logical choice. Brie is cute in Mad Men and Community, but I'm not sure she's up to the dramatic task.

Alright, how about new Buffy?

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12:11AM on 04/19/2011
Maybe Amber Heard or Kristen Bell.
Maybe Amber Heard or Kristen Bell.
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9:18AM on 11/29/2010

Cast This: BtVS

Hayden Panettiere. Adorable, the right age, already in shape, and - eurgh - hellooooo, typecasting? Eep.
Hayden Panettiere. Adorable, the right age, already in shape, and - eurgh - hellooooo, typecasting? Eep.
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8:52PM on 11/28/2010

yvonne strahovski

there is no other choice
there is no other choice
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2:34PM on 11/27/2010

Sarah Roemer

She can pull it off. She does have acting chops, a little sense of humor (that would need improvement), and the body.
She can pull it off. She does have acting chops, a little sense of humor (that would need improvement), and the body.
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7:54AM on 11/27/2010
Lyndsy Fonseca, about the right age and I'd like to see her get some more work.
Lyndsy Fonseca, about the right age and I'd like to see her get some more work.
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9:03AM on 11/26/2010
First off I think this is a horrible idea.
Second, if it must be done, she HAS TO BE BLONDE. No exceptions.
Third, I guess I would think of casting Katie Cassidy. She's young and pretty and seems like she could whip herself into shape if need-be.
Remember, Buffy is in high school.
Also possibly Amber Heard or Theresa Palmer.
First off I think this is a horrible idea.
Second, if it must be done, she HAS TO BE BLONDE. No exceptions.
Third, I guess I would think of casting Katie Cassidy. She's young and pretty and seems like she could whip herself into shape if need-be.
Remember, Buffy is in high school.
Also possibly Amber Heard or Theresa Palmer.
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5:49PM on 11/25/2010

Oscar winner...

Helen Mirren... Hands down.
Helen Mirren... Hands down.
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4:20PM on 11/25/2010

OBVIOUS CHOICE

WESLEY SNIPES of course. There can be no other
WESLEY SNIPES of course. There can be no other
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3:59PM on 11/25/2010
I like Dianna Agron as well.
I like Dianna Agron as well.
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3:49PM on 11/25/2010
How about Alice Eve from "She's Out of My League" or Clemence Poesy from "In Bruges"?
How about Alice Eve from "She's Out of My League" or Clemence Poesy from "In Bruges"?
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3:57PM on 11/27/2010
they're both awesome, so that could be cool!
they're both awesome, so that could be cool!
3:48PM on 11/25/2010
Guh, if we HAVE to do this, what about Dianna Agron from Glee?
Guh, if we HAVE to do this, what about Dianna Agron from Glee?
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3:41PM on 11/25/2010
Guh, if we HAVE to do this, what about Dianna Agron from Glee?
Guh, if we HAVE to do this, what about Dianna Agron from Glee?
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1:59PM on 11/25/2010
Sarah Michelle Gellar. If not actually her then a cardboard cutout.
Sarah Michelle Gellar. If not actually her then a cardboard cutout.
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11:08AM on 11/25/2010
Erika Christensen.
Erika Christensen.
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10:44AM on 11/25/2010
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams
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3:45AM on 11/25/2010
Zooey Deschanel? Personally, I adore her, but I don't think she's right for this role.

While I think Anne Hathaway certainly has the dramatic chops for the part, they really need to just leave this alone. But, since that's not happening, I'd like to see Hathaway in the role.
Zooey Deschanel? Personally, I adore her, but I don't think she's right for this role.

While I think Anne Hathaway certainly has the dramatic chops for the part, they really need to just leave this alone. But, since that's not happening, I'd like to see Hathaway in the role.
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3:12AM on 11/25/2010
Make An Angel Movie, As Much Of A Fan I Am Of BTVS I thought Angel was hella better
Make An Angel Movie, As Much Of A Fan I Am Of BTVS I thought Angel was hella better
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11:23PM on 11/25/2010
right there with you
right there with you
10:55PM on 11/26/2010
The ending of angel was made to be setup for a movie!!
The ending of angel was made to be setup for a movie!!
12:51AM on 11/25/2010
Tassi, I know you said not to even mention SMG, but how can one not? She's clearly the embodiment of Buffy! No one could ever replace her.
Tassi, I know you said not to even mention SMG, but how can one not? She's clearly the embodiment of Buffy! No one could ever replace her.
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11:48PM on 11/24/2010

Or even better!

This is not Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX Parody starring Hayden Panitierre.
This is not Buffy the Vampire Slayer XXX Parody starring Hayden Panitierre.
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11:45PM on 11/24/2010

Oh God yes!

Hayden Pantierre.

If the thought of Hayden Pantierre as Buffy doesn't give you wood then you are absolutely gay and should watch a musical instead.
Hayden Pantierre.

If the thought of Hayden Pantierre as Buffy doesn't give you wood then you are absolutely gay and should watch a musical instead.
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11:41PM on 11/24/2010

Oh God yes!

Hayden Pantierre.

If the thought of Hayden Pantierre as Buffy doesn't give you wood then you are absolutely gay and should watch a musical instead.
Hayden Pantierre.

If the thought of Hayden Pantierre as Buffy doesn't give you wood then you are absolutely gay and should watch a musical instead.
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11:38PM on 11/24/2010

Oh God yes!

Hayden Pantierre.

If the thought of Hayden Pantierre as Buffy doesn't give you wood then you are absolutely gay and should watch a musical instead.
Hayden Pantierre.

If the thought of Hayden Pantierre as Buffy doesn't give you wood then you are absolutely gay and should watch a musical instead.
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11:16PM on 11/24/2010

Oh who's that chick

Oh who's the chick? You know the one from "The Grudge" Or the girl that played Jennifer Love Hewitt's friend in "I know What You Did Last Summer" or The cute blonde that played Cici in Scream 2. She would make a great Buffy
Oh who's the chick? You know the one from "The Grudge" Or the girl that played Jennifer Love Hewitt's friend in "I know What You Did Last Summer" or The cute blonde that played Cici in Scream 2. She would make a great Buffy
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10:01PM on 11/24/2010

No Thanks

If it doesn't have Whedon or the Orignal Cast (Series-wise, not Movie-wise)then I'm not going to be supporting it. Buffy is one of my all time FAVORITE shows and I even consider the Season 8 Comics to be of decent quality, but I won't have it's name, memories and legacy tarnished by a Reboot unless it's done by the TRUE owner of Buffy: Whedon.
If it doesn't have Whedon or the Orignal Cast (Series-wise, not Movie-wise)then I'm not going to be supporting it. Buffy is one of my all time FAVORITE shows and I even consider the Season 8 Comics to be of decent quality, but I won't have it's name, memories and legacy tarnished by a Reboot unless it's done by the TRUE owner of Buffy: Whedon.
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7:52PM on 11/24/2010

just stop

You're only encouraging them. The original movie was crap because they took a script from Whedon and pissed on it. Now those talentless hacks, the Kazui's, are the ones behind this new one. F them and F anybody who supports them.
You're only encouraging them. The original movie was crap because they took a script from Whedon and pissed on it. Now those talentless hacks, the Kazui's, are the ones behind this new one. F them and F anybody who supports them.
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6:17PM on 11/24/2010

Fuck You Hollywood, seriously

How about no one? How about realizing this is a fucking retarded idea and let the great Joss Whedon series rest in peace but no - the unoriginal, cowardly fucks who infest Hollywood just couldn't keep their hands off it.

Fuck you Hollywood, seriously, you fucking lame ass douchebags.
How about no one? How about realizing this is a fucking retarded idea and let the great Joss Whedon series rest in peace but no - the unoriginal, cowardly fucks who infest Hollywood just couldn't keep their hands off it.

Fuck you Hollywood, seriously, you fucking lame ass douchebags.
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5:59PM on 11/24/2010
Choice #1-100: Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Choice #101: Odette Yustman.
Choice #1-100: Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Choice #101: Odette Yustman.
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5:30PM on 11/24/2010
stone cold steve austin
stone cold steve austin
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9:50PM on 11/24/2010
And if you're blind, then yes, I am the wrestler.
And if you're blind, then yes, I am the wrestler.
5:19PM on 11/24/2010
If they have to Re cast they should cast a unknown 16-18 year old,personally I would rather see a Movie with the Original Television Cast.
If they have to Re cast they should cast a unknown 16-18 year old,personally I would rather see a Movie with the Original Television Cast.
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5:06PM on 11/24/2010
gellar. it should only be gellar
gellar. it should only be gellar
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5:04PM on 11/24/2010
Make Buffy a guy, name him "Buffer" and have Nathan Fillion play him since everyone on the internets loves him.
Make Buffy a guy, name him "Buffer" and have Nathan Fillion play him since everyone on the internets loves him.
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4:54PM on 11/24/2010
Amanda Seyfried ,is awesome for this rules
Amanda Seyfried ,is awesome for this rules
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4:33PM on 11/24/2010
Make Buffy a guy, name him "Buffer" and have Nathan Fillion play him since everyone on the internets loves him.
Make Buffy a guy, name him "Buffer" and have Nathan Fillion play him since everyone on the internets loves him.
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4:20PM on 11/24/2010

smg

Will be the only Buffy for me. Hayden Pentierre.
Will be the only Buffy for me. Hayden Pentierre.
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4:13PM on 11/24/2010

How about

That brunette girl who made a bet with Ryan Phillipe in Cruel Intentions?

Or that actress who played Daphne in the Scooby Doo movies?
That brunette girl who made a bet with Ryan Phillipe in Cruel Intentions?

Or that actress who played Daphne in the Scooby Doo movies?
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4:10PM on 11/24/2010
Samuel L. Jackson. I know I'd watch the fucking movie then.
Samuel L. Jackson. I know I'd watch the fucking movie then.
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4:10PM on 11/24/2010
This movie is such a bad idea. They are going to piss off a lot of loyal fans.
This movie is such a bad idea. They are going to piss off a lot of loyal fans.
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4:05PM on 11/24/2010
SMG or no one.


Or Amanda Seyfried
SMG or no one.


Or Amanda Seyfried
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3:46PM on 11/24/2010
Teresa Palmer.
Teresa Palmer.
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3:35PM on 11/24/2010
Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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3:32PM on 11/24/2010
shit
shit
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3:31PM on 11/24/2010
Blake Lively. Then again, i was never a huge Buffy fan.
Blake Lively. Then again, i was never a huge Buffy fan.
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2:30PM on 11/24/2010
Amber Heard, Brie Larson, or Mary Elizabeth Winstead(:
Amber Heard, Brie Larson, or Mary Elizabeth Winstead(:
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2:28PM on 11/24/2010
Amber Heard.
Amber Heard.
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2:24PM on 11/24/2010

TABRETT BETHELL

She can kick ass, and has great range.
She can kick ass, and has great range.
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2:21PM on 11/24/2010

Abigail Breslin

i would say Emma Stone but i think she's got too much on her plate to do this movie. Abigail Breslin was a BAMF in zombieland and would be the right age by the time this project gets off the ground. Chloe Moretz is good too but she may be too violent for this role.
i would say Emma Stone but i think she's got too much on her plate to do this movie. Abigail Breslin was a BAMF in zombieland and would be the right age by the time this project gets off the ground. Chloe Moretz is good too but she may be too violent for this role.
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4:08PM on 11/24/2010
I have to agree with your suggestion about Abigail Breslin. You got neg'd, probably because people are voting for their fantasy hottie/asskicker and suggesting a girl who's currently 13 (I think) makes you sound like a pedophile.

By the time this thing rolls into production she'll be 16 or 17 so, if they're going for a high-school aged Buffy she'd be age appropriate as well as a great actress.

If they go for someone a bit older I would vote for Amber Heard. She can be badass, hot while still
I have to agree with your suggestion about Abigail Breslin. You got neg'd, probably because people are voting for their fantasy hottie/asskicker and suggesting a girl who's currently 13 (I think) makes you sound like a pedophile.

By the time this thing rolls into production she'll be 16 or 17 so, if they're going for a high-school aged Buffy she'd be age appropriate as well as a great actress.

If they go for someone a bit older I would vote for Amber Heard. She can be badass, hot while still maintaining a certain attainability, and she has genre cred.
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2:18PM on 11/24/2010

Buffyness

Scar Jo
Scar Jo
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2:04PM on 11/24/2010

KRISTEN BELL!

But yeah... I agree. The only Buffy is SMG.
But yeah... I agree. The only Buffy is SMG.
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1:52PM on 11/24/2010

No One

how about no one is casted and this abomination is put to rest before it ever goes into production.
how about no one is casted and this abomination is put to rest before it ever goes into production.
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1:49PM on 11/24/2010

uhm

Sarah Michelle Gellar

or Edward James Olmos
Sarah Michelle Gellar

or Edward James Olmos
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1:46PM on 11/24/2010
Amber Heard or Lynsey Fonseca(not sure if I spelled that right)
Amber Heard or Lynsey Fonseca(not sure if I spelled that right)
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1:39PM on 11/24/2010
No one. Don't hype this. We hate this idea.
No one. Don't hype this. We hate this idea.
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1:25PM on 11/24/2010
Wesley Snipes!
Wesley Snipes!
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1:14PM on 11/24/2010

Summer Glau

Here's an idea. . .why not cast Whedon protege Summer Glau? She's cute and can kick ass. Let it be said I'm completely against the idea of rebooting Buffy. But if I had to pick, then I'd pick Summer.
Here's an idea. . .why not cast Whedon protege Summer Glau? She's cute and can kick ass. Let it be said I'm completely against the idea of rebooting Buffy. But if I had to pick, then I'd pick Summer.
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11:41PM on 11/24/2010
That would work but it doesn't, you know, give me wood.
That would work but it doesn't, you know, give me wood.
12:47PM on 11/24/2010
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
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12:42PM on 11/24/2010
A ball of cheese. Cast a ball of cheese.
A ball of cheese. Cast a ball of cheese.
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12:39PM on 11/24/2010
Sarah Michelle Gellar....done!
Sarah Michelle Gellar....done!
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12:20PM on 11/24/2010

Emma Stone

I think she's got the 'tude needed to wipe out blood sucking vampires.
I think she's got the 'tude needed to wipe out blood sucking vampires.
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12:17PM on 11/24/2010
faith.
faith.
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12:14PM on 11/24/2010

Gillian Zinser

I could see them doing Hayden P but my choice if they decided to do it would be Gillian.
I could see them doing Hayden P but my choice if they decided to do it would be Gillian.
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12:07PM on 11/24/2010

Perfect choice..

..Sarah Michelle Gellar!!! If studio decides it can't be her, then Amber Heard.....
..Sarah Michelle Gellar!!! If studio decides it can't be her, then Amber Heard.....
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12:06PM on 11/24/2010

how about SMG

don't acknowledge this heinous crime of a reboot by doing a cast this. Acceptable suggestions:

1. sarah michelle gellar
2. willow smith
don't acknowledge this heinous crime of a reboot by doing a cast this. Acceptable suggestions:

1. sarah michelle gellar
2. willow smith
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12:01PM on 11/24/2010

here's my idea

how about Sarah Michelle Gellar
how about Sarah Michelle Gellar
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11:50AM on 11/24/2010
Willow Smith! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Willow Smith! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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11:40AM on 11/24/2010
Susan Boyle...
Susan Boyle...
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11:39AM on 11/24/2010
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11:37AM on 11/24/2010
No one! Buffy will always be Sarah Michelle Gellar!
No one! Buffy will always be Sarah Michelle Gellar!
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1:24PM on 11/24/2010
And Kristy Swanson, like it or not.
And Kristy Swanson, like it or not.
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11:33AM on 11/24/2010

Who cares.

Cast a no name, release it quietly, let it quietly fail and then quietly disappear into nothingness...quietly
Cast a no name, release it quietly, let it quietly fail and then quietly disappear into nothingness...quietly
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