Every movie and TV fan has their pick of sacred properties Hollywood dare not reboot (or revive), and a great many would likely point to Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a Whedon property best-left alone. Sarah Michelle Gellar has her own idea of whether revisiting Buffy might be worthwhile today, and where she hopes the character ended up.
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Cruel Intentions was so much more than the movie where Sarah Michelle Gellar kissed Selma Blair. (And yet, at the same time, it was and is very much that.) A retelling of Les Liaisons dangereuses set among hot, rich teens in New York, it brought a welcome dose of luridness and eroticism to neighborhood cineplexes in addition to scoring many a makeout sesh between randy adolescents during the late ’90s. Both campy and soapy, the yarn of seduction and betrayal has remained a roaring good time even as it’s turned into a time capsule of its era and all the attendant, difficult-to-look-at fashions. But a good time is all it’s going to be, as recent news indicates.
It’s one thing for TV to mine intellectual property for a new series, and another to actually recruit stars of the original production to continue the story. Cruel Intentions apparently couldn’t hack it with Sarah Michelle Gellar, however, as NBC has officially opted to pass on its sequel series adaptation.
It feels like forever and a day we’ve been dividing ships of one dystopian and/or supernatural couple or another, but certainly Joss Whedon deserves credit for Buffy the Vampire Slayer cementing the trend. Over a decade later, fans are still torn over which en-souled vampire marks Buffy’s one true love, but Joss Whedon has formally made his choice. Sound the alarm, and get out your stakes.
Earlier this month, NBC placed an order for a Cruel Intentions TV pilot that would act as a sort of sequel to the 1999 film, and today brings the fortuitous news that the central pillar of this grand monument to teen horniness will return for the second go-round. Now comes word that original star Sarah Michelle Gellar will reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil, the queen-bitch rich kid meddling in everyone’s affairs with her sexual scheming.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer staked out its own legend by dialogue alone, but did you know it was the first TV series to use “Google” as a verb? Or that Katie Holmes nearly donned the famous stake and stylish, yet affordable boots? Crawl out of your grave and find this 28th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which heads to Sunnydale to stake out some frightful facts of Buffy The Vampire Slayer!
Earlier today, Star Wars Rebels gave us a closer look at Season 2 with a clip of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s villainous “Seventh Sister,” but the Disney XD drama had so much more in store for New York Comic-Con 2015. A brand new trailer sees Ahsoka taking on the Inquisitors, with some surprises in store for the Ghost crew in Season 2.
Last week, we learned the surprising news that Buffy vet Sarah Michelle Gellar would ignite Star Wars Rebels Season 2 as a new inquisitor, rather than a young Princess Leia. Still, the erstwhile vampire slayer is all menace in the latest clip from Season 2, as Ezra attempts to hold his own in an interrogation.
Star Wars fans went wild for the news that Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar would join her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. for the second season of Star Wars Rebels, speculation abundant she might voice a young Princess Leia. Gellar had a bit of fun with the rumor as well, but reveals a far more sinister role for the second Rebels ride.
Disney’s Star Wars Rebels only just ended its first season with last night’s revelatory “Fire Across the Galaxy,” but already Season 2 is bigger and Buffy-er than ever. Hera may have competition for Kanan, now that Freddie Prinze Jr.’s real-life wife Sarah Michelle Gellar joins the voice cast in a mysterious new role.