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message 1: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (slayerfan1975) Seems with the recent popularity of TWILIGHT, it may have opened a door for another BUFFY movie. Thoughts?

http://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/03/...

It wouldn't be the same without the good ole cast but I'd still check it out, just to support it (especially if Joss is in control)


message 2: by Sara (new)

Sara (summer_girl) | 5 comments This is going around one of the other Buffy groups I belong to. Supposedly all of the actors were approached and only Sarah said no. That's the most recent, I believe. But who knows? I have faith in Mr. Whedon. :) I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but... *sigh* That would be soooooo wonderful to have a new Buffy movie.

~Sara


message 3: by Marc (new)

Marc (authorguy) | 83 comments For now I'll just have to make do with the Dr. Horrible video he recently put out on the web.


message 4: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (slayerfan1975) Dr. Horrible rocks! So happy for the DVD release in time for a Xmas gift ;)


message 5: by Marc (new)

Marc (authorguy) | 83 comments I bought the iTunes files already, but I wouldn't mind getting the dvd as well.


message 6: by Sara (new)

Sara (summer_girl) | 5 comments This was posted on my Y! Buffy group. Thought I would share it with this group, too. :)

> 'Buffy': Where Are They Now?
>
> Sunday, December 7 2008, 08:00 GMT
>
> By Ben Rawson-Jones, Cult Editor
>
> You just can't keep a good Slayer down. Recent rumours suggest that
> Buffy Summers and the remnants of her Scooby Gang could well be
> heading for cinema screens in the near future - over five years
> since Joss Whedon's legendary television series concluded. But do
> the actors really need to exhume their old characters for a career
> boost? Cult Spy looks at how the Sunnydale dwellers, or at least
> those who weren't killed off early, have fared since leaving the
> wonderful world of wooden stakes.
>
>
>
> Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy)
>
> The blonde bombshell's desire to move on to pastures new was often
> cited as the reason for Buffy ending, but Gellar didn't initially
> stray too far from the show's supernatural leanings. 2004 horror
> film The Grudge, in which Gellar played the lead, was a major box
> office smash to go along with the commercial success of her two
> spooky Scooby-Doo flicks.
>
> Since then though, Gellar has been the box office equivalent of a
> Buffy Big Bad. Not even playing a pornstar in Southland Tales -
> director Richard Kelly's hugely anticipated Donnie Darko follow-up
> - could lure in the punters. Other flops followed in the shape of
> The Air I Breathe and Suburban Girl, so it wasn't much of a
> surprise to hear that she's planning a small screen retreat in
> HBO's The Wonder Maladys, a drama that deals with parental loss, in
> 2009.
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost?: Probably
>
>
>
> David Boreanaz (Angel)
>
> There was still a year left of LA-based spinoff show Angel to run
> after Buffyconcluded in 2003, and it looked like Boreanaz couldn't
> avoid juicy steaks as well as he dodged wooden stakes - for the
> pounds piled on. He soon regained his old trim physique and won the
> lead as FBI Agent Seeley Booth in forensic television drama Bones.
>
> The show, which attracts sizeable audience numbers stateside, is
> currently in its fourth season. Less impressive is Boreanaz's film
> career. He's made several cinematic entities post-Buffy, but how
> many can you name? Exactly.
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost?: Not really
>
>
>
> Alyson Hannigan (Willow)
>
> Hannigan perhaps used one of Willow's spells to ensure she became a
> staple of hit American teen flicks shortly after Buffy ended, with
> key parts in the American Pietrilogy and Date Movie. A recurring
> part in Veronica Mars, which shared many traits with a certain
> Sunnydale-based show, kept her fans happy. However, a starring role
> in CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother has propelled her into the
> limelight again. Now in its fourth season and bolstered by a couple
> of Britney Spears cameos, the programme attracts an impressive 10
> million viewers.
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost?: Not right now
>
>
>
> Nicholas Brendon (Xander)
>
> With his disarming smile and comic timing, it's a surprise that
> Brendon has failed so spectacularly to capitalise on his Buffy
> success. A vehicle entitled Kitchen Confidential lasted only four
> episodes before getting the chop, while battles with the bottle
> didn't help his career prospects.
>
> A couple of very obscure movies have helped things to tick along,
> plus a guest appearance last year in mainstream TV show Criminal
> Minds did at least jog the memory of a few viewers as to his
> existence on the planet.
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost?: Yes, yes, yes
>
>
>
> Anthony Head (Giles)
>
> The housewives' favourite has swapped the libraries and magic shops
> of Sunnydale for a range of BBC projects that have certainly raised
> his mainstream profile in the United Kingdom and finally laid to
> rest the 'Gold Blend ad man' stigma. Currently playing the callous
> yet occasionally compassionate King Uther Pendragon in Merlin, the
> legend turned a few heads with his recurring roles as the poor
> Prime Minister in Little Britain.
>
> Head also fronted drama The Invisibles and excellently portrayed
> shapeshifting Krillitane Mr. Finch in the Doctor Who episode
> 'School Reunion'. However, his big screen ambitions took a hit when
> scheduling issues forced Tim Burton to massively cut down his role
> in Sweeney Todd, while the curiously titled Repo! The Genetic Opera
> has struggled to secure decent distribution - despite the on-screen
> pairing of Head and Paris Hilton!
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost? Nope
>
>
>
> Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn)
>
> The cute actress starred in gross-out teen 'comedy' Eurotrip in
> 2004, trading the innocence of Buffy's younger sister for a far
> more sexualised part. Since then, she's predominantly focused on
> television roles that are similarly detached from the good-natured
> Dawn.
>
> Most notably, she played a popstar brat in several episodes of the
> acclaimed Six Feet Under and a nasty cow in Gossip Girl. This
> partially makes up for her appearance in the catastrophic movie
> remake of Black Christmas, although hopes are still high for a big
> screen career as she stars alongside Zac Efron in upcoming flick 17
> Again.
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost? Definitely maybe
>
>
>
> James Marsters (Spike)
>
> Since sparing his follicles from more peroxide, Marsters has used
> his charisma (not Carpenter!) in two key cult roles that strongly
> echo the detestable but loveable ambiguity of Spike. First up was
> the part of baddie Brainiac in Smallville, followed by Captain John
> in Torchwood.
>
> Despite his advancing years (which doesn't bode well for playing a
> non-aging vampire), Marsters still has the old swagger. He also
> played a supporting role in the movie P.S. I Love You, regularly
> tours with his band and can next be seen as the baddie, under heavy
> make-up, in the film Dragonball.
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost? A little push would help
>
>
>
> Eliza Dushku (Faith)
>
> Randy rogue slayer Faith was one character screaming out for an
> Angel-style spinoff, but instead Dushku graduated to short-lived
> series Tru Calling - a tenuously named show about a morgue worker
> called Tru speaking to dead people. A similarly morbid project was
> 2003 horror film Wrong Turn - a moderate commercial success
> bolstered by Dushku donning a tight, white vest in tru Bruce Willis
> style.
>
> A string of lesser profile projects followed, including stage roles
> and video game appearances. However, her career received a massive
> boost when Buffy creator Joss Whedon snapped her up as the lead in
> his new (and much delayed)Dollhouse series.
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost? The answer lies in the Dollhouse
>
>
>
> Emma Caulfield (Anya)
>
> Okay, so events in the Buffy finale might not bode well for her
> return, but stranger things have happened on the show. Unlike
> several of her co-stars, Caulfield managed to steer clear of roles
> in other cult shows - although this did involve staking herself in
> the foot when she turned down offers to audition for the roles of
> Starbuck and Number Six in the superb Battlestar Galactica.
>
> She's since admitted her frankly fracking crazy decision. Still,
> she did star in horror film Darkness Falls, which did soar to the
> heights of first place on the US box office.
>
> In need of Buffy movie career boost? Yes, but not as much as her
> former on-screen boyfriend
>
>
> ....jamie_marsters
> Founder of the Don't Kill Spike Club
> http://dontkillspik e.tk
> http://dontkillspik e.proboards33. com
> http://tvgroups. yahoo.com/ subscribe/ dontkillspikeclu b
> http://dontkillspik e.livejournal. com/


message 7: by Marc (new)

Marc (authorguy) | 83 comments I'm glad to see both Willow and Giles are doing well. I always felt that both Hanigan and Head were the best actors on the show and destined for better things. If they did a movie I would prefer to see a new Slayer as the focus with SMG in more of a Wise Elder role. Be interesting to see how they do it, if they do it. (I once came up with a plot to explain Dawn's unexplored nature as the key, kill off Kennedy and bring back Tara. I have no preference myself for Tara or Kennedy but I've heard too many complaints and the idea popped into my head. I could also twist it to make Kennedy more Tara-ish, but I imagine most viewers would prefer to see Tara.)


message 8: by Bill (new)

Bill | 55 comments Mod
I've always wondered by SMG was so anti-Buffy, post series. I've seen her movies. By and large, they suck. She's really not that great of an actress outside of Buffy. There, she was perfect. On the big screen, she seems like a pale imitation of Buffy. Maybe it's the lack of Whedon writing. Or maybe it's her lack of dramatic skills. But if I was SMG I would have spent less time downplaying BtVS and more time associated myself with the still-popular series.



message 9: by Rachel (new)

Rachel | 44 comments I think its funny that she played such a wimpy character in Scooby-Doo, but had to make her more fight worthy in the end


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

THE BEST EVER


message 11: by Kay (new)

Kay (bubblecat) | 9 comments Nope - this new rumour came out of a misquote from a blog.

There's no current plan in the works for a Buffy movie, we're more likely to get a new season of Firefly imho.

The only Buffy-related projects that are currently on the go are the season 8 comics. There's also still the very slight possibility of the BBC producing "Ripper", but it's stuck with rights issues at the moment.


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

they really should make 1 though


message 13: by Kay (new)

Kay (bubblecat) | 9 comments Kelsey - yeah, it would be awesome, wouldn't it.

Not sure how they'd do it though, can't turn back time and all that!

Maybe they could do something with different characters? How would everyone feel about that?


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

i think they should make one about like buffy b4 she became a vampire slayer but in a way so it doesn't ruin the story


message 15: by Kay (new)

Kay (bubblecat) | 9 comments Cortney, I agree, I just think that maybe it's too late for our lot (in terms of the ages of the characters) - but the concept is still amazing, and to see it on the Big Screen would be fantastic...

Just imagine...the Slayer Scythe swooping across the screen with magestic music ;).


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

ya the scooby gang is the cool gang


message 17: by Bill (new)

Bill | 55 comments Mod
I'm glad the new Buffy movie is just a rumor. I'd hate to see any of the cast replaced with new faces.

It's like what they did to the original Star Trek series. I have absolutely no desire to see anyone other than William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, and all the others play those roles. Shatner will always be Kirk. Nimoy will always be Spock. Doohan will always be Scotty.

Replacing any or all of the characters in Buffy would be a travesty.

So, I'm very glad it just ain't gonna happen. :)



message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

ya lol i would be devestated


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

ya. i heard they were talking about making a buffy movie. it would be really cool. but the sad thing is Sarah Michelle Gellar wouldn't be in it because she's taking off time to be with her new baby girl due 4-3 months!!!! plus, hey?? did anyone know if Alyson Hannigan (willow) had her baby yet with Alexis Denisof(wesley)??? i havn't heard anything...OH ya! and btw, did you know that they made these Buffy commic books?? its like the 8th season in book form!! i sooo wanna read them!!!


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

she had her baby months ago


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

and we do know bout the comic book they arn't very good though


message 22: by Susan (new)

Susan I would definately check it out if they made a Buffy movie (based on the tv series not like the original movie). Do not know how much I would really like it though without the original cast. They are Buffy and her crew. It would also be odd to watch a mixed cast of any one from the series and new people.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

OMG there is going to be a buffy movie but NOT by Joss a nother person i think or something and non of the buffy cast really this weird guy is doing... HE IS GOING TO RUIN ITTTT!!!!!!


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

uhh Court it isn't people rumer it is a rumer from the directors which means they r trying to make it happen


message 25: by Jenna (new)

Jenna (bookworm12186) Susan wrote: "I would definately check it out if they made a Buffy movie (based on the tv series not like the original movie). Do not know how much I would really like it though without the original cast. They ..."

Yeah no good without the original cast. THough i dont like kennedy, that was a bad pairing i think on my part. I think Tara shouldve been brought back lol. A movie'd be cool, i always wanted a spin off but never happened. I did get the free where are they now reuion disc though a couple years back i was so excited!


message 26: by Jenna (new)

Jenna (bookworm12186) Carrie wrote: "Seems with the recent popularity of TWILIGHT, it may have opened a door for another BUFFY movie. Thoughts?

http://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/03/......"


Joss has nothing to do with it. Even Anthony Stewart HEad said he would not be watching. THat if Joss isnt involved its not worth watching. He said they are doing it because of the vampire and werewolf craze right now, and that theyll probably just trash it....alot of big fans are not happy either. I know im not. Ill prolly still see it but im not thrilled about it. Not the orig. cast, and Joss not involved? I didnt like the first movie they made...die hard show fan!


message 27: by Jenna (new)

Jenna (bookworm12186) Sara wrote: "This was posted on my Y! Buffy group. Thought I would share it with this group, too. :)

> 'Buffy': Where Are They Now?
>
> Sunday, December 7 2008, 08:00 GMT
>
> By Ben Rawson-Jones, Cult..."



Nick def needs a boost, as does Emma, and miss Gellar herself..i did like her movie The Return though..and Amber Bensons been doing the indie thing but she could use a bit more blip on her radar...bring tara back! lol. As for Alyson shes doing great though love to see her back. I cant believe Sarah'd say no..its one movie. FOr the fans :( But Joss isnt on board IDT Anthony wants anything to do with it. LOve him!


message 28: by Jenna (new)

Jenna (bookworm12186) Marc wrote: "I'm glad to see both Willow and Giles are doing well. I always felt that both Hanigan and Head were the best actors on the show and destined for better things. If they did a movie I would prefer ..."

I dont like Kennedy. They def dont fit. Shes annoying in season 8 comics too. Tara! def


message 29: by Jenna (new)

Jenna (bookworm12186) Kay wrote: "Nope - this new rumour came out of a misquote from a blog.

There's no current plan in the works for a Buffy movie, we're more likely to get a new season of Firefly imho.

The only Buffy-rela..."


Thatd be awesome back track do RIpper series!


message 30: by Miranda (new)

Miranda (miranda_fall) I'd like to see another Buffy movie. But with the cast of the original show. I thought the new cast was underwhelming, not even coming close in comparison. And the writing and plot of the movie were just too fluffy and dim-witted, underplaying the drama , portraying Buffy as a complete airhead and just plain missing that dark edge that the show had. I read somewhere that even Whedon wasn't happy with it. But if they made another movie, and well this time, I think it would be well worth seeing.


message 31: by Marc (new)

Marc (authorguy) | 83 comments Miranda wrote: "I'd like to see another Buffy movie. But with the cast of the original show. I thought the new cast was underwhelming, not even coming close in comparison. And the writing and plot of the movie wer..."

The movie was first, started by Whedon but he was overwhelmed by other people on the set. The TV series came after and is more what he had in mind.


message 32: by Jenna (new)

Jenna (bookworm12186) Marc wrote: "Miranda wrote: "I'd like to see another Buffy movie. But with the cast of the original show. I thought the new cast was underwhelming, not even coming close in comparison. And the writing and plot ..."

Yes, and now he has nothing to do with the new movie. And the original cast doesnt want involved, because sarah has badmouthed BUffy for a while now, though her career is going no where. And the rest want Whedon, Anthony Stewart Head said he didnt even want to see it.


message 33: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (tdallonsy) I wonder if it'll turn out to be Twilight-inspired. Sparkly vamps and all that . Yeech!


message 34: by Bill (new)

Bill | 55 comments Mod
Yeech, indeed. I can't stand Twilight.


message 35: by Bill (new)

Bill | 55 comments Mod
Jenna wrote: "Marc wrote: "Miranda wrote: "I'd like to see another Buffy movie. But with the cast of the original show. I thought the new cast was underwhelming, not even coming close in comparison. And the writ..."

I won't see it, either. It's a travesty. Buffy without Joss -- or the TV actors -- isn't Buffy. It's just another dumb Hollywood movie.


message 36: by Miranda (new)

Miranda (miranda_fall) I've been hearing more about the upcoming movie and apparently Joss doesn't want to do it and since the producers only own the rights to the characters in the movie, not the show, they can't use Xander, Willow, Spike, Angel, etc. It sounds like it will be terrible. I'm not going to see it.


message 37: by Leigh (new)

Leigh (leighb) Folks, have you considered that all of the cast has aged enough they won't really resemble the characters they played back in the day? And there are plenty of very good actors out there who could be terrific in a Buffy movie. Think about it-James Bond was played by different actors and it made the character more interesting. Would you have stopped a James Bond movie if Sean Connery couldn't do it? And Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto did a brilliant job of bringing a fresh perspective to Kirk and Spock. Heck, even Gilligans Island brought in new actors and characters, as the previous cast passed away or lost interest. Didn't hurt the show one bit. No actor is irreplaceable. Even John Wayne got replaced for True Grit and Jeff Bridges has done a fine job. Relax. If they make a new Buffy movie with new actors, it'll probably be fine.


message 38: by Leigh (new)

Leigh (leighb) Oh, I forgot to add-When they made Star Trek into a movie, they insisted on the original cast. The movie was awful. The actors were tired, didn't want to be there and it showed. So, bringing in a fresh, energetic cast can be beneficial in more ways than one.


message 39: by Beth (new)

Beth | 28 comments Mod
Leigh, I disagree about the recent remakes being as good or better than the originals. But actors aside, do you seriously think Joss Whedon is irreplaceable? Sorry, but if Joss is not involved, then the writing and story will not do the characters justice. Also, the original cast of Buffy worked so well because Joss cast them. Without Joss, the casting would also suck. The entire concept would be ruined. I'd rather they just make a True Blood movie at that point and leave Buffy alone.


message 40: by Beth (new)

Beth | 28 comments Mod
BTW, every Bond since Connery has sucked, IMHO. He's the original and still the best. Everyone else who has played the role pales in comparison.

The reason certain shows retain a cult following for decades after they go off the air is because the characters are memorable and meaningful to people. Star Trek TOS is not just awesome because it is set in space, it is awesome because Shatner, Nemoy, and the rest of the actors/writers created iconic characters that we can all relate to, even though we've never been in space. The new movie with Pine and Quinto was all flash and no substance. It was a CGI fest, and I didn't care about the characters at all. They were flat and one-dimensional. The CGI had to be there to distract viewers from how lame the characters were.

The same is true of Buffy. I don't care at all about the Buffy in the movie played by Kristi Swanson. I don't care that her watcher dies. I care deeply about the characters in Joss' show and relate to them even though I'm not in high school and don't have to deal with monsters and apocalypses on a daily basis. I care because the characters are well developed, well written, and very human and believable.

That kind of writing and casting and directing talent is extremely rare, and the magic of Buffy would be impossible to duplicate without Joss.


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