Nerdom is all a’twitter with the news that the rights holder to the original “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” film is looking to make another film – without Joss Wheadon’s input or involvement. That’s…. that’s just crazy talk.
Now don’t get me wrong – I’m not the world’s biggest Joss Wheadon fan. In fact I’ll go on record saying that the only work he’s produced that I actually truly loved from beginning to end was his 25 issue Astonishing X-Men run (which still managed to piss me off by being way off schedule half the time), but seriously? A Buffy film not helmed, written, or even consulted on by the man responsible for the whole damn thing? Well done, Hollywood. Well done. Why not “Godfather 4”, written and directed by McG?
Though I do have to make one point about any nerd furor – As EW states (after laying out how successful the Buffyverse comics have been earlier in the article): .
“Clearly, Joss has more Buffy stories to tell. Why not let him?”
I can answer that: Because outside of a small handful of issues, the Buffy Season Eight series has been putting the ‘meh’ in medium for about 18 months.