Buffy Movie: Joss Whedon’s Reaction
It’s typically tongue-in-cheek, and kinda proves why he should be involved in the new movie…
Okay, the immediate reaction to Warner Bros moving ahead with a Buffy movie without Joss Whedon is to an immitation of Darth Vader at the end of Revenge Of The Sith (minus the stacked soles). The second reaction is to try to tell yourself, “give ’em a chance, it may not be utter crud.” But however pragmatic you try to be, it just seems downright insulting not to have Joss on board in some way.
The man himself has now given an official reaction to E! Online, and it’s a typical piece of carefully-sconstructed Joss genius.
“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 ’’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”
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