Sarah Michelle Gellar has done other things since Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But I don’t know what they were.
Well, that’s not really fair. She’s done that Scooby-Doo movie. And the sequel. She did The Grudge. And the sequel. Oh, and Cruel Intentions. She had that slobbery kiss with that girl in that. And she did that TV show with Robin Williams.
She’s done a bunch of voiceover stuff, including Robot Chicken, TMNT, etc., etc.
Yeah, Sarah Michelle Gellar is on an arc to be forever known as Buffy. Which is fine with me. So why won’t Sarah Michelle Gellar get the gang back together? Lord knows Nicky Brendan could use a paycheck.
Maybe Alyson Hannigan is doing ok. David Boreanaz has a regular gig. Michelle Trachtenberg is comfortable. But Anthony Stewart Head is playing non-threatening Brits in movies with Brits who have real careers. James Marsters never really too off beyond sci-fi circles. And we can certainly resurrect Emma Caulfield.
But Sarah Michelle Gellar says no. No more Buffy. Why not?
“I joke that I’d have to have a walker and my walker would be made of wood, and that would be how I would stake people, at this point, I’m a little old.”
Apparently it has nothing to do with any animosity or other such juiciness among the cast.
“We have [reunions] all the time,” Sarah Michelle Gellar says. “They’re just not televised.”
But what about a film? Surely there is enough will for a big-screen project. Lord knows Joss Whedon now has enough clout to pull it off if he wanted to. But Sarah Michelle Gellar says nope.
“People forget, [the original] 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 know we’re based on a failed movie, but we’re different. And so it just seems counter-productive to go back. It didn’t work the first time.”
Of course, that’s just smoke screen. Joss Whedon could make this thing fly. And maybe this time the suits would shut up and let him do whatever he wanted. And if not, there’s Netflix.