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Fox CEO says they are constantly trying to find a way to bring back Buffy The Vampire Slayer

March 14th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Ok, so you may all recall we made a mistake a while back and reported that a Buffy: The Vampire Slayer reboot was happening (here). Well, guess what? There may well be a Buffy reboot down the line.

Fox Chairman and CEO Gary Newman talking at the INTVconference in Jerusalem said that Buffy is something they are always talking about rebooting and they really want to bring back:

“Reboots aren’t actually a focus for us. Most of the time it starts with a creator coming in. Admittedly, we chased The X-Files for a while. But when we first brought it back it was Chris and David and Gillian. The 24 franchise… we’ll always want it.”

Bringing it around to Buffy, he added:  “It’s something we talk about frequently. Joss Whedon is one of the greatest creators we’ve ever worked for. When [creator] Joss [Whedon] decides it’s time, we’ll do it.”

Cautiously he added: “If you do it cynically, if you don’t have a great creative reason to to it, I don’t think it’s going to work.”

With Whedon having recently called it quits at his Batgirl movie with Warner Bros, we’re wondering… would he come back to Sunnydale? Would the fans want him to?

Buffy recently turned 21 years old and, as you can see form the image below, the cast are all still looking fantastic, so rather than a reboot, personally I would like to see a limited series… what is Buffy Summers and the rest of the Scooby Gang doing now as they enter middle age?

Are they still fighting evil? Would the story as continued in the comic series by creator Joss Whedon and Dark Horse Comics be canon?

It worked for The X-Files.

So, what say you all? Would you like to see Buffy completely rebooted? Or would you rather catch up with the game twenty hers later?

Let us know what you all think.

Oh, and yes, we want to see more Firefly/Serenity.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….