David Boreanaz, better known as Angel from ‘Buffy,’ hung up his fangs 14 years ago. However, he recently made a statement to defend the new ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ series while speaking on a panel at New York Comic Con. Boreanaz was asked what he thought about the upcoming reboot of ‘Buffy.’ When the crowd began booing at the mention of the reboot, Boreanaz replied:
“Come on, guys, it’s a good thing. Let’s just embrace [it]. I’m very happy for them. They want to embrace a new generation, something new. … Everybody wants old, they want to go back, which I can understand. You want to see us back in these roles. It’s great, it’s cool, [but] things move on, stories evolve, times change. I think it’s a great opportunity for a reboot like this to show where we are with society now, what you can do with technology. How you can explore those relationships with the same kinds of metaphors. I’m all for it. I think it’s fantastic. Good for them. I hope that it becomes huge and successful, and does what it does.”
As for any actor that may breathe new life into the role of Angel, Boreanaz gave the prospect his blessing. He said:
“If someone can step in my shoes and play my character, f–k, go ahead! I think that’s great, because I ain’t putting on that makeup anymore!”
The new ‘Buffy’ project was written by Monica Owusu-Breen and executive-produced by original ‘Buffy’ head Joss Whedon. The project was announced as a “reboot” to feature a black actress embodying the new Buffy. A recent tweet from Owusu-Breen suggested that the project may actually be more of a revival.
Stay tuned for more ‘Buffy’ news as it becomes available!