For one thing, the planned Buffy remake that was already in the works has been scrapped. This is probably for the best, since it seemed like it was inexplicably aiming to redo the Kristy Swanson film from 1992, which was more or less a flop. It also eliminates any impediment this version would have presented to a film featuring a reunion of what I consider to be the "real" Buffy characters.
For another thing, Sarah Michelle Gellar's terrible TV show Ringer has been cancelled after just one season, as if to remind the actress that audiences aren't going to simply watch her in whatever trash she shows up in. You'd think she would have gotten this message before now, since nothing else she's done since Buffy the Vampire Slayer has brought her nearly as much acclaim or success. Regardless, hopefully this latest development will help her get over herself and remind her that she was truly fortunate to have the opportunity to play a character like Buffy Summers in the first place. If she wants to keep her star shining, reprising this role, at this precise time, is a nearly surefire way to do so.
Why this precise time? Mainly because Joss Whedon's stock is rising at the same time that Gellar's is plummeting. With the back to back successes of the Cabin in the Woods and the Avengers, Mr. Whedon is a hot commodity in Hollywood, and could likely get absolutely any project he wanted off the ground without too much resistance. As much as I want him to go right to work on Avengers 2, I'd also love to see him throwing his clout around to bring us a high quality Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. This is the perfect time for him to give Sarah Michelle Gellar a call and make her an offer that she'd be a total fool to refuse. I feel pretty confident that the rest of the cast from the TV show would return if both Whedon and Gellar were already signed on.
A whole bunch of clamor from fans of Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show can only increase the likelihood that Gellar will wake up and agree to play Buffy again, as she should have years ago. Unfortunately, I am not really seeing a lot of people who are connecting the dots and realizing that this is the most opportune time we are likely to get to try and force the issue. So I thought I'd try and get people talking about it again.
What do the rest of you think? Is there any hope of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie that follows the continuity from the TV show? Do any of you want it to happen as badly as I do? And how many failures does Gellar have to rack up in other roles before she does what her fans have been asking of her for years? I look forward to hearing what you all think.
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