Fox would like to revive or reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer in some fashion, but they’re not going to make a move to do so unless they get the blessing of franchise creator Joss Whedon (more well-known in recent years for directing two Avengers movies).
Variety reports that Fox TV’s Group Chair spoke at Israel’s INTV Conference, where he mentioned that there is interest in the studio to make more Buffy, but they won’t do so much as make an announcement without Whedon’s approval or involvement:
“I think if you look in our library, ‘Buffy’ is probably the most ripe show we have for bringing back… It’s something we talk about frequently, and Joss Whedon is really one of the greatest creators we ever worked with. When Joss decides it’s time, we’ll do it. And until Joss decides it’s time, it won’t happen.”
Whedon has previously stated that he doesn’t plan to do revivals for any of the shows that he’s worked on in spite of fan interest. However, it’s definitely encouraging to hear that Fox isn’t moving forward on any given Buffy project without his approval — unlike a few years ago, when Fox talked about making a Whedon-less pitch for a new Buffy movie, which was met with scathing criticism from the cast and crew.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer is available on DVD in its entirety. Its cast includes Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head, David Boreanaz, Kristine Sutherland, Seth Green, James Marsters, Marc Blucas, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, and Tom Lenk.
10 Female Directors Who Could Helm DC’s Batgirl Movie
Batgirl was a project nobody knew was coming. It wasn’t part of the original DC Films slate back when it was announced in 2014. Yet in March 2017 it was announced that former The Avengers director Joss Whedon had been chosen by Warner Bros. and DC to helm a Batgirl movie. No progress was made on the project, but it seemed Warner Bros. was serious in the film as they announced it as part of their lineup at Comic-Con in 2017.
Yet after a year, Joss Whedon departed Batgirl. It isn’t known if Warner Bros. will still continue to actively pursue the film or if they will shelve it. It does appear though that the studio does plan to pick a woman to direct the film if they decide to move forward with the project. There are plenty of women working in Hollywood that would jump at the chance to direct a superhero film and plenty that would bring a unique perspective to the character.
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