Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Buffy Movie Reboot Is Still Moving Forward Without Joss Whedon - November 30, 2010

Ugh. Is this still going? Do they not realize how annoyed that they are making the fan base? I am talking about the Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie remake. News came out a while back about a Buffy reboot which is going to get fans excited. Anytime there is any kind of new news about Buffy, the Whedonverse including myself gets excited. So, what is this movie going to be? Oh, it doesn't have Sarah Michelle Gellar? Hmm, ok. So, what is Joss Whedon's plan with it going to be. Oh, Joss has nothing to do with it? What about the rest of the cast? What are they going to be doing? Oh, they're not involved in it either? Well, what is this movie? Seriously though, Warner Brothers announced recently that they are moving forward on their remake of Buffy and it will have none of the Whedonverse involved in it. As you can expect, fans are outraged over the possibility of a Buffy movie being made outside of the Whedonverse. There is going to be a big backlash over this movie from fans and it's already starting. Kristin over at E Online asked Joss Whedon for his comments on the Buffy movie moving forward and it was nice to see that he's just as annoyed as us fans are. Here is a little snippet of what he had to say and then definitely click the link because his comments are a great read. "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 is no legal grounds for doing anything other than sighing audibly."
Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b212644_joss_whedon_reacts_buffy_movie_news_i.html#ixzz16n7ebSOa

Ultimately, I think it is respectful to leave original projects in the hands of those that made it. Let them be the ones to bring something back if they please. It's like Back To The Future. The producers of that movie have made it clear that there will be no part four. They don't want it and don't want to mess with the franchise. That is their right. Even if someone else owns trademarks and such like what is happening with the Warner Brothers/Buffy situation, I just think it is disrespectful to go over someone like they are doing with Joss. Buffy without Joss Whedon involved means I want nothing to do with it. Warner Brothers needs to take note of the fans that are feeling the same way. You have a guaranteed fan base that will show up with anything that Joss produces. You do realize that you are turning off this very fan base, right?

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