Monday, December 4, 2006

News: Buffy's Back!

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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" "Angel," and "Firefly" creator Joss Whedon recently gave Entertainment Weeky a first-look at an upcoming "Buffy" comic book that picks up where the acclaimed TV series ended after its cancellation three years ago.

''We're calling it season 8,'' Whedon told EW.

Whedon will write the first four issues and oversee the rest of the comic series. A street date has not been announced.

The comic will feature regular characters from the TV series, including Xander, Giles and Willow. Spike and Angel will make cameos. Whedon said the comic was born out of ideas he had for Buffyverse TV movies which, he said, will probably never see the light of day due to financial concerns. The comic, which will be canon, will also feature ideas Whedon dreamed up for a potential "Slayer School" TV spinoff.

Texas Christian University's campus radio station KTCU recently aired an interview with Whedon on the station's Fanboy Radio show. Listen to the interview here.

Fanboy Radio mostly sticks to the subject of comics, so I'm sure they discussed the "Buffy" book and Whedon's other comic projects, which include Dark Horse Comics' "Fray" and Marvel's "Astonishing X-Men." He's also slated to take up head writing duties on Marvel's "Runaways" next year.

KTCU's Blender show aired a number of Whedon-centric songs taken from the soundtracks to his many projects before the interview. Bands featured on the radio show include Guided by Voices, The Dandy Warhols and The Breeders. Check out the playlist here.

Whedon's also writing the new Wonder Woman film, due out ... some time after he finishes writing it. He's slated to direct the picture, but there's no casting news on who might play the famous Amazon yet. The latest rumor circulating is that "Lonelygirl 15" actress Jessica Rose has been cast. I don't know about that. I'm still rooting for Morena Baccarin.

1 comment:

delphi said...

its gonna be on dark horse and "season 8" will be the title.