Joss Whedon's Short 'n Sweet Response to the Buffy Reboot
As you probably now know, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is bound for the big screen once again. As you probably also know, it's not going to have any connection to Joss Whedon's beloved original series. At all. And, as you can probably guess, this has caused quite the rift among Buffy fans. But it's Buffy. Whedon has to be involved somehow. Right? While talking to Entertainment Weekly, Joss Whedon had this to say of the upcoming reboot: "I believe [the producers] did ultimately reach out to my agent after the news broke. I think that's something better left untouched by me. So, I wish them luck." That's it, folks. Short n' sweet!
Don't fret, though. Catch your breath and think about it. While it's very possible that this reboot could hemorrhage and soak the seven seasons previous (well, eight, if you're into comics) in a watered-down, Twilight-era, poor-excuse-for-bloody satire shellac, obscuring all that was so fresh about Buffy in the first place, it's also possible that it just might be… good. Stay with me. Think about how up-in-arms you were when you first heard J.J. Abrams would tackling Star Trek. Abrams, a guy who admitted to not even being a Trek fan. Abrams, a guy who was scoffed at, a guy who terrified Trekkers throughout the Alpha Quadrant. A guy who, we were convinced, would turn Trek into Wars and erase all knowledge of Treks previous.
Well, it just so happens that all of those things came true - and it's exactly what Star Trek needed. Buffy is incapable of growth without some new blood. Whedon's has gone stale. This is a good thing - well, it has the capacity to be a good thing. At the very, very least, this reboot is sure to make Whedon some money. Money that he can then invest in himself, in the second season of Dollhouse, or, dare I say, in a completely new series that'll air on Fox, Friday nights at 9. And in that, I'm sure all of you Whedon fans can take solace. Right? If not, well, don't say we didn't warn you when you get that smile on your face watching the trailer.