Buffy the Vampire Slayer may be celebrating its 20th anniversary, but during the current trend of remakes and reboots — we’re talking about Charmed, Gilmore Girls, and even Trading Spaces, just to name a few — fans can’t help but wonder if it’s time for the slayer to make her return.
While chatting with EW during their anniversary shoot, the show’s creator and stars were asked about a possible return to Sunnydale. Joss Whedon offered a bit of hope, saying, “I’ve been trying deliberately to move forward and do something a little bit different. But yeah, the great thing is everybody looks great, and the other great thing is the show is about growing up.”
He added, “If we did it with these guys, they’d be the age they basically are. They’d probably play a little younger because they can do that. But yeah, you’d see somebody going through their life at a different stage. It wouldn’t be like, ‘I can’t believe we’re still in high school! I wear Depends!’” Sounds like he might have mulled it over already.
And what about the stars? James Marsters (AKA Spike) would totally sign on for a new series, but only if Whedon was on board, while Charisma Carpenter (who you’ll remember as Cordelia) recognized how thrilled fans would be, saying, “It would just make so many people happy.” True enough!
However, Sarah Michelle Geller, Buffy herself, votes no. “I’m sure the fans are incredibly disappointed to hear that answer,” she admitted. “But I think they’d be more disappointed if we created something and it didn’t live up to the expectation… and I love that it can live in comic form and graphic novels.” Alyson Hannigan (Willow, natch) is also into the comic-like idea, but has another thought, saying, “I think we should do the Buffy cartoon.” That would certainly be interesting and open up a heck of a lot of possibilities.
Though if Sarah Michelle Gellar indeed isn’t interested in taking on the starring role once again, perhaps we’ll just have to wait for her daughter to step up and slay.
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(h/t Mashable; photos via Mike Windle/Getty, 20th Century Fox Television)