Yes, I'm lying. Yes, my pants are on fire but imagine for a moment if that were true. You've already seen more than one article where the success of Twilight was used to posit the theory that executives at Fox might consider bringing Buffy back to the big screen for the first time since it flopped in 1993. You've seen for yourself that vampires are back in a big way all over the place. You know that both the Buffy and Angel comics have been selling extremely well.
There's something fishy going down in fandom town though. Every time an article gets posted about the possibility of a Buffy movie fans seem to respond with an overwhelming "meh". Whether it's an argument over why the actors wouldn't do it, questions of comic continuity, hoping Joss is too busy with Dollhouse, or just insisting that Buffy can't be done in movie form it's become clear that a lot of fans have written off the idea of a film franchise.Continue Reading...
If you are one of those people I want you to try something: be optimistic. Rather than thinking of why a movie can't, won't or shouldn't happen, think about what would happen if it did. If the title of this post were 100% interweb truefax you would collectively lose your damn minds in a universal orgasm of fan joy that would literally cause the earth to quake and you know it.
This can happen. It was a decade between the last episode of Star Trek and it's first motion picture. Many of those actors went on to do other things and most of them in that decade talked about how much they hated the show and hated each other. You know what happened after that? Six movies! Six!!! That doesn't even touch on the films for the subsequent spinoff. It happened because fans wanted it to and because top executives saw dollar signs. With all the success of other vampie franchises we've already got that second part tied up in a bow. Let yourself think of what you'd like to see in a Buffy movie, smile to yourself, and then share your thoughts here in ye olde section for comments.