Sarah Michelle-Gellar all but staked the idea of a ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ movie after saying she’s ‘a little old’ to go back and reprise the famous character….
By Damon Martin — Editor/Lead Writer
There’s always remained a small glimmer of hope that one day Joss Whedon would gather his troops and bring a ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ movie to theaters, but it appears that wish will never be granted.
There was talk a few years ago about doing another ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ film with a new writer and director for the series, but fans nearly caused a riot in uprising against the idea of a new film without Whedon — who was the original creator — involved.
Buffy star Sarah Michelle-Gellar recently stated that the first hurdle to jump in a film adaptation of the popular TV series would be the fact that the show was based on a movie that failed miserably at the box office.
‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ — starring Kristy Swanson as Buffy along with ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star Luke Perry — opened in 1992 and brought home only $16 million in theaters. The film was universally panned by critics and it seemed the idea was all but dead until Whedon revived the premise with a TV series at the WB network.
“We have them all the time, they’re just not televised,” Gellar told E! News about a potential Buffy reunion. “What I think people don’t realize — Buffy was a failed movie. Buffy didn’t work as a movie. It worked as a long arc television show where you could follow this journey.
“We spent all of our first year going ‘yes we’re based on a failed movie, but we’re different’. So then it just seems kind of counterproductive to then go back. It didn’t work the first time.”
The biggest reason Gellar thinks everyone should give up on the idea of a Buffy movie comes down to the age of everyone involved in the series.
Gellar is 37 and will turn 38 in April while her main co-stars — Nicholas Brendon, 43, Alyson Hannigan, 40, and Anthony Stewart Head, 61 — aren’t getting any younger either.
“I joke that at this point I’d have to have a walker and my walker would be how I would stake people. I think at this point I’m a little old,” Gellar said.
Say it ain’t so, Buffy!
While the idea still seems to get fans into a feeding frenzy about a ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ movie actually being made, at this point it seems like a forgone conclusion that it will probably never happen.
Evil wins again.