Joss Whedon Reacts to Buffy Remake Announcement

So earlier today we reported that Warner Brothers had greenlit a redux of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The most frightening part of the announcement? No Joss Whedon. How in the world could it happen without him?

Over on E! Online journalist Kristin Dos Santos wrote Joss to get his reaction. A response came via e-mail and it’s not exactly pretty.

Joss Whedon Reacts to Buffy Remake Announcement“Kristin, I’m glad you asked for my thoughts on the announcement of Buffy the cinema film. 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.”

Feel that, fans? It’s called wrongfully getting stung. Feh.

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  • doubleh55

    I think it was pretty clear that he’s not really mad. He just likes to type funny things.

  • Terminal

    Whedon is angry and I can sympathize. Buffy was his crown jewel. But Hollywood has no ideas and prefers to run on name exploitation. Hence Buffy.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • GJW

    So……….he doesn’t like the idea?

    Seriously,look…..we had the movie. It was what it was. Thanks to the movie we ended up with a killer tv series with great characters,great stories,an actress who truly fit the role of Buffy and made the character believable. SMG is Buffy. Period. We don’t need another Buffy. And,to add to what is already a good thing,we got an unbelievably GREAT spin-off series in Angel. Let it be. You know they’re gonna Twilightize it! We don’t need that.

    Oh. And Eliza Dushku. Buffy brought Eliza to tv….and I am a fan of hers. She is also the reason I saw Wrong Turn. I probably would have let that one pass if it wasn’t for her being in it.

    “Well, for one thing, I think he was probably a closet homosexual who did a lot of cocaine. That whole Yale thing.”

    • Vanvance1

      I thought Wrong Turn 2 was so much better than the first.

      As for Whedon, he has a right to be unhappy about all this. On the plus side he’s the right choice to make ‘The Avengers’ and it’s nice to seem him get a shot at a big tent pole flick; especially after doing Serenity (space opera done right).