Joss Whedon reacts to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot

Posted by:Kristy Sturdivant

Earlier this evening we posted the news that Warner Bros was going to be doing a reboot of the beloved BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.  In true Joss Whedon fashion, he has made a statement that is both classy and humorous.

This is a sad, sad reflection on our times, when people must feed off the carcasses of beloved stories from their youths — just because they can’t think of an original idea of their own, like I did with my Avengers idea that I made up myself.

Obviously I have strong, mixed emotions about something like this. My first reaction upon hearing who was writing it was, “Whit Stillman AND Wes Anderson? This is gonna be the most sardonically adorable movie EVER.” Apparently I was misinformed. Then I thought, “I’ll make a mint! This is worth more than all my Toy Story residuals combined!” Apparently I am seldom informed of anything. And possibly a little slow. But seriously, are vampires even popular any more?

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. I can’t wish people who are passionate about my little myth ill. I can, however, take this time to announce that I’m making a Batman movie. Because there’s a franchise that truly needs updating. So look for The Dark Knight Rises Way Earlier Than That Other One And Also More Cheaply And In Toronto, rebooting into a theater near you.

Leave me to my pain! Sincerely, Joss Whedon.

Thanks, Joss.  Even though we are all very upset that this is taking place, knowing that you have given your blessing makes it a little less painful.  But we still really hope that you’ll at least have a say in the final script so Warner Bros doesn’t mess anything up too much!

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Source: EOnline

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