‘Stranger Things’ & ‘Riverdale’ Star Wants In On ‘Buffy’ Reboot

Buffy Stranger Things Riverdale BarbRiverdale and Stranger Things star Shannon Purser recently expressed interest in joining the supposed Buffy The Vampire Slayer  reboot as a key supporting character.

Purser has been something of a favorite amongst multiple fandoms rececently. Her turn as Barb in Stranger Things and her recurring role in Riverdale even led to fans calling for her to play Marvel’s Squirrel Girl. However, that role has already been taken. So, what big property will Purser join? Well, if she has it her way,  the Buffy reboot is in her future. On Twitter, Purser even said which Buffy character she’d like to play:

Willow, who was originally played by Allison Hannigan, is absolutely vital to Buffy. So, could purser pull off being the Slayer’s best friend? She’s definitely got the acting chops, but it looks like the Buffy reboot is hoping to create a diverse cast. Still, Purser could really bring a lot to that character.

So, what do you think? Would you like to see Purser play Willow in a Buffy reboot? Let us know down in the comments!

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 X-Men That Need To Appear In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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X-Men Marvel ComicsThe X-Men, along with Blade and Spider-Man, helped kick-start the superhero movie boom fans are still enjoying today. And unlike most, the X-Men are still going strong and maintaining the same continuity (with a few minor changes but maintaining actors) as the longest-running superhero franchise around. This year audiences will see a sequel to Deadpool, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants coming in 2019. Fox is currently working on several Marvel projects, including spin-offs for Gambit, Multiple Man and Kitty Pryde.

Yet one has to wonder: is Fox trying to rush out these films into reality or are these announcement just to make sure the studio appears to be running smoothly in the chance the Disney purchase doesn’t go through? If the purchase is made official, Marvel Studios and Disney will more than likely start a new X-Men series to incorporate the characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When the X-Men return home, Marvel has a chance to do something new and fresh with the property. Brighter, more comic accurate costumes, contrasting the mutants as a whole with the wider cinematic universe, but most importantly highlighting certain characters. The X-Men comics have a vast array of iconic and colorful heroes and villains to choose from yet the past X-Men films only focused on a handful of characters. Wolverine, Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, Jean Grey and Beast seemed to be the focus of the filmmakers throughout the two trilogies. Now is the time to highlight other characters (ones that the original film series sidelined) to make these X-Men characters as big of names as Wolverine is to the brand.

These are the ten X-Men that need to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Click Next to get started!

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Louis Otero

Louis Otero

Louis is a New York-based journalist. You can hear more about his love for genre flicks and superheroes on his weekly podcast Random Movie Roulette.