‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ may very well go down as one of the most popular and influential pieces of television from while it aired and now the cast has weighed in as to if they’d be up for a reunion. Everything from ‘Twin Peaks’ to ‘The X-Files’ has been getting a new lease on life in recent years so one would want to know if we might get another look at Buffy and friends as well.
For the sake of audiences everywhere, we won’t go into the comics or the new ‘Slayer‘ books set to be released next year which also do just that.
Not all of the cast is in full agreement on that, though. According to James Marsters, better known as Spike:
“I think if Joss is helming it, then hell yeah. If not, then hell no.”
That’d be one name who is in. I’m pretty sure that most fans would want Whedon involved as well as it was his brilliance which made the show what it was.
While David Borneaz didn’t comment here as to portraying Angel again he has quite enthusiastically delivered a solid “NO!” every time this question has come up in the past so he might be a bit of a hard sell.
Now, we come to Buffy herself. You’d think that Sarah Michelle Gellar might want to pick up a stake one last time, but that doesn’t seem to be the case:
“At a certain point, when things are magical, you don’t want to go back and Godfather III it, right? I’m sure the fans are incredibly disappointed to hear that answer, but I think they’d be more disappointed if we created something and it didn’t live up to the expectation because the expectation is so incredibly high. And I love that it can live in comic form and graphic novels. There are so many worlds it can live in.”
It is very true as the series was really for teens in the 90s and while some of it could translate well to following those same characters by the age range that their fanbase would be in now, it wouldn’t necessarily capture the hearts in the way that it once did.
She also stated that age would be a major factor here as:
“I’ve been trying deliberately to move forward and do something a little bit different, but yeah. I mean the great thing is that everybody looks great, and the other great thing is the show is about growing up. If we did it with these guys, they’d be the age that they basically are. They’d probably play a little younger because you do that, and they can. If you did, you would see somebody going through their life at a different stage. It wouldn’t be like, ‘I can’t believe we’re still in high school! I wear Depends.’”
Alyson Hannigan or Willow though may have had the best idea on how to go with the franchise in a way that would settle any problems most of the actors had as she stated:
“I think we should do the Buffy cartoon.”
A cartoon would allow for voicework for lower costs and let them pick the time period and ages without actor ages being an issue. However, this also seems the least likely to happen as a revival would want audiences watching the actors themselves once more.
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