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Whedon offered Buffy?

06.12.2009

When news broke that the director of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (the Kristy Swanson version) was looking to reboot the franchise with a new film outside of the Joss Whedon/TV "Buffy" universe, Whedon fans were understandably pissed. Whedon's "Buffy" universe is treated like gospel so why would Buffy fans want to see a movie where his entire universe was thrown out? There was a backlash that was quite vocal and apparently the producers of the reboot heard those voices loud and clear. So they went to Whedon and offered him a role developing the project. His response, in so many words: go fuck yourself.

Whedon tells Entertainment Weekly that the producers approached his agent after the news broke but that he told them, "I think that's something better left untouched by me." In other words, "I spent a lot of time and effort trying to rebuild the universe after the disaster you turned my original script into. Why would I want to help you tear that universe down?" Whedon adds that he politely wished them well and went on his merry way (and by "merry," I mean really pissed off that this reboot could even happen).

Throughout all of this, let's hope the producers get it through their heads that a BUFFY reboot would just be a bad idea. Unless they get JJ Abrams to direct. People love that guy.

Extra Tidbit: I know Whedon is too nice to ever do this but he really should just come out and tell them to fuck off.
Source: EW.com

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