USA Today chatted with Joss Whedon recently about a variety of things, the upcoming Avengers film, obviously, and what some of his favorite comics are. They also posed the question, who would win in a fight between Black Widow and Buffy, the vampire slayer. Joss delivers an answer that is both humours and extremely well thought out. It’s like he’s contemplated this showdown before.
Buffy would go easy at first, but as soon as Natasha popped her with a Widow Sting, she’d start bringing some slayer brawn to the fray. Natasha’s fast, but a couple of good connects and she’s wobbling, possibly something broken — she whips out her glock and now Buffy’s dodging — right where Natasha wants her. Natasha shoots the cable holding the steel barrels and they tumble onto Buffy, nearly burying her — Buffy just arcs out of the way, grabbing the splintered cable and swinging directly onto Natasha, a bullet grazing her cheek as her feet land hard on the Russian’s shoulders, sending her back flat — crack! — on the floor, Buffy wrenching the gun away and tossing it, fist ready for the final strike. Natasha, struggling to stay conscious, says the fight’s over. Buffy agrees, but Natasha explains: She poisoned Buffy hours ago. That waitress that brought her salad …? Natasha smiles. The poison is dormant — ’til it’s activated by adrenaline. Buffy’s eyes narrow. “Too bad I didn’t use any.” Wham! Natasha’s out for the count, and Buffy’s heading — slowly — to Willow for a mystical cleanse.
That’d be my first guess.
Umm…wow. This would be incredible! And I gotta give him props for Buffy coming out on top, chick is the slayer after all.
All right, so Joss, you must have some kind of influence. Any way you could convince Scarlet Johansson and Sarah Michelle Gellar to film this? It could be like a bonus on The Avengers DVD/Blu-ray. Hell, you could release it separately and surely make whatever budget back in a day!
Check out USA Today‘s whole interview as it’s full of great stuff. And tell us in the comments who you’d pick in a fight between the two? Do you agree or disagree with Joss’ scenario?