Scifiwire.com was host to a pretty heated discussion over the past couple of days with regards to the rumor that a Buffy movie might be in the works. Wait, haven’t I heard that somewhere before?
As far as I can tell, this round of rumors originated when Showbizspy.com reported that SMG was in talks to reprise her role as Buffy in a movie, perhaps as a mother. According to Scifiwire, Joss Whedon responded, “Not gonna happen.”
The responses to the Scifiwire post were immediate and passionate. Some responders told us to ‘read between the lines’ of Whedon’s comments. Others are sick of the rumors all together. Still others comment that there is too much bad blood between SMG and the other Buffy team members to put a project like that together.
In my heart, I have been waiting for a Buffy movie since 2003. However, my head keeps reading updates about busy Joss has been. In his most recent appearances he discussed how difficult it was to finish the commentary for Dr. Horrible because of his work on Dollhouse. The guy is busy. Also, he’s been pretty forthcoming with the public in the past about his upcoming projects.
So, naive as it may be, I’m going to … wait for it … believe him!
“I appreciate your thoughts on the matter. In fact, I encourage you to always challenge me when you feel it’s appropriate. You should never be cowed be authority. Except, of course, in this instance when I am clearly right and you are clearly wrong.” – Giles