Joss Whedon Says “No” To Kickstarting “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Firefly”

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EW conducted an insanely long interview with Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, who talks about everything under the sun from Avengers to using Kickstarter to get “Buffy” or “Firefly” back in action. The news on the latter won’t make fans happy…

When asked if fans should give up on wanting to reboot “Firefly”, Whedon replied: “I came out publicly when the ‘Veronica Mars’ Kickstarter thing happened to relay that because, right now, it can’t be done. Everybody’s working—thank God.

I have often said I would love to get the crew back together. There’s another side of that,” he adds. “There’s the Monkey’s Paw fear of even if it’s just as good, it won’t be as good, because it will be just as good, and it’s already been new, so you won’t have that. Now everybody is like, ‘Are you going to remake ‘Buffy?’ Are you going to Kickstarter?’ My blanket answer is ‘No.’

It’s not a question I’m interested in hearing again, which is why I quit my other job—Twitter,” he jokes leaving fans’ hopes and dreams crushed – I say that without any ill intent as I applaud Whedon for sticking to his guns and getting it out there immediately. So many celebrities relish the attention, and continually stoke the flames with an insanely frustrating “who knows?”

With that said, Warner Bros. can still remake “Buffy” as a feature film, which was in the works at one point. Who knows where they are with that as of this writing…

  • djblack1313

    i don’t blame him. he’s on to bigger (and not necessarily better) things.

    • doomas10

      Come on dj my brother! You loved “cabin” did you not? :D Additionally, The avengers were epic – as I am a comic book nerd!

      • djblack1313

        doomis, i totally love CABIN, THE AVENGER, BUFFY, (i even like the Marvel Shield show…which really is a bad-ish show! LOL). my point was that i can see Joss not wanting to return to do things he’s already done that ended years ago. :)

        • doomas10

          fair enough :) I was pointing out the comment – he has moved on bigger not necessarily better things :D No cat, no harm :D

  • doomas10

    Screw you Whedon! I want one more Season for Buffy! Perhaps now that she is older and wiser! The series – which I just watche a week ago! – end in such a anticlimactic episode. As for Firefly! Not kickstart but definitely carry on with the crew man! Firefly and Buffy rules!

    • Bouncy X

      anti-climactic?

      they fight and defeat the first evil (notice i didn’t say destroy :P), a couple major characters die, with one sacrificing himself to save the world when only a few years earlier he was happy to try and ruin it, they take on hundreds of ubervamps, they permanetly close a hellmouth and thus the ENTIRE TOWN collapses into itself and then finally, after years of fighting and protecting the world, she has the chance to breathe and live a normal life.

      not sure what was anti-climactic about that. it was a perfect and fitting ending with the last shot being of her smiling.

      • doomas10

        very poor choice of words for me. I meant relatioship wise. For me Buffy was all about the characters. The last episode seemed so rushed -with yes one character sacrificing himself, sharing no final words or thoughts – two or three dying really fast without anyone caring for them and the final shot leaving in the middle of nowhere, completely alone. For me, I did not like it – I am not saying it is bad, but I prefer the ways pretty much all the previous seasons ended. And do not mention the comic series. They are ridiculous!