Buffy Summers

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Who doesn’t love the Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The show where normal teenage high school cheerleader Buffy Summers finds out that not only is the paranormal real, it’s her job to kick it in the teeth—and boy, does she ever. The TV show, a re-imagining and update (created by Avengers and Firefly director Joss Whedon) of the movie of the same name, ran from 1997 ’til 2003 for seven seasons. Fans could not get enough of it; despite the show ending, people clamored for more of Buffy and the gang, which resulted in an ongoing series to continue the story. This resulted in three more seasons in comic form. Now, this fall, the story will continue again. (more…)

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?

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This documentary from filmmakers Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards has already come to be thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, but now they need a little more help to bring the film to the South By Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

Originally titled, The History of the World According to Wonder Woman, the doc, “traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today,WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.” It features interviews with Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) as well as activists Gloria Steinem and Shelby Knox.

But the real stars of documentary are kick ass ladies like Ripley, Sarah Conner, Buffy Summers, Xena the Warrior Princess and of course, Wonder Women. In this film these iconic characters get to shine and that’s a cause worth supporting.

Check out the trailer below, it really starts at about the 1:15 mark after a message from the filmmakers.

Their Kickstarter campaign has only 23 more days to go, and they’ve raised $8,452 of their $15,000 goal. These funds will be going to, “professionally sound mix and color grade the film and prepare a festival print,” in addition to getting the film to the festival. Even if you only pledge a dollar every bit helps. Of course, if you can pledge more you could receive some cool rewards.

So come on, spread the word, donate if you can, and let’s help get these sexy, ass kickin ladies to the big screen!

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To call the topic of abortion one of America’s most divisive issues is an understatement. It’s hard to even utter the word without someone getting heated and storming off. The fact that we’re even reporting on Buffy Summers considering an abortion in an upcoming issue of Dark Horse‘s comic Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 is proof this is a hot button issue.

So why is Buffy thinking abortion? Well for starters, she’s preggers. That was a big shock for the slayer a few issues back. And now she’s coming to terms with the thought of bringing a child into a world under constant threat from vampires and other demonic forces. In this upcoming issue we’ll see the slayer discuss her options with her friends, including Robin, son of a former slayer, and it seems ultimately decide to not keep the baby. To know for sure you’ll have to check out issue #6.

And since I mentioned earlier this is a very touchy subject for just about everyone, Joss Whedon has had to come out defending his decision for the story line’s inclusion,

It’s not something we would ever take lightly, because you can’t. You don’t. It’s not an easy thing for anyone..

Buffy was always about the arc of a life, and it wasn’t ever going to be one of those shows where they were perpetually in high school and never asked why. It was about change. So there’s never a time when Buffy’s life isn’t relevant.

It’s not that women should be on one side or the other, but that people have to make this decision and talk about it. It offends me that people who purport to be discussing a decision that is as crucial and painful as any a young woman has to make won’t even say something that they think is going to make some people angry.

Obviously people are upset, mostly because the whole discussion of abortion and pregnancy in general makes people uncomfortable. But I think Joss has the right of it, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer has always has its fair share of action and slaying, it’s also about a young women growing up. I’m glad to see the comic tackling real world problems and issues, just like the television series did.

You can visit USA Today for a preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6.

What do you think, is abortion too heavy of a topic for comic books?

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Glee Star to Play Buffy in Movie Reboot??

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Wow, it just seems like Glee is taking over EVERYTHING  right now…clearly one of the most popular shows in 2010, the stars just performed on Britains’ hit show X Factor and now one of the stars of the pop culture juggernaut is being considered to play Buffy Summers in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie reboot!  Heather Morris, who plays the dim-witted and lovable cheerleader Brittany S. Pierce on Glee is seriously being considered for the lead role in the film.  I already know there a ton of  you that most definitely won’t be happy about this news.  So what exactly makes this chick a front runner for Warners’ who now owns the rights to the movie, in the role you may ask??

Recently, Movieweb revealed that Morris is being considered for various reasons.

Heather Morris’s comedic timing is a perfect fit for Buffy Summers, and that her background as a dancer and a gymnast will be greatly utilized in the skill set that Buffy is supposed to have as a Slayer. In this new reboot, Buffy will no longer be in high school, but instead facing the same hardships that a lot of young college graduates have today in struggling to find a paying job and a healthy relationship.

The Buffy character certainly does have that witty comedic timing, which after watching Morris on Glee for a while now, I think she’ll nail.  What will be interesting to see is if Morris can pull off the straight-laced “my way or the fucking highway” attitude that Gellar executed so perfectly during her run on the show.

I for one and definitely interested in seeing how this reboot turn out even though it will be “Whedonless”.  I see the situation as win/win.  If it’s good then we’ll all be pleasantly surprised and have a new era of Buffy badassness and if sucks, well at least we’ll still have the memory of Whedon’s seven season EPIC masterpiece.

Source: ComicBookMovie