No Buffy Movie Without Joss Whedon
Vertigo Entertainment & Fran Rubel Kuzui
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It has come to our attention that you are in the beginning stages of planning a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie with the hopes of launching a new franchise to go along with it. It is our understanding that this movie will have nothing to do with the cast of characters from the TV we have come to love, and most importantly, nothing to do with Joss Whedon, creator and master himself.
The reason the Buffyverse has remained so successful throughout the years is due to Joss's ability to execute his vision through intricate storytelling and carefully developed characters. The premise of Buffy - whether the TV incarnation, comics present or future, or any movie - cannot stand alone without his direct, hands on involvement. This was proven to the world in 1992 and will be proven again should you choose to continue in this manner. The proposed disregard of the current franchise is disrespectful to BtVS/Angel and everyone involved, from Whedon to the cast and crew right down to the fans.
We would like to take this opportunity to official state that we do not support any incarnation of Buffy that is not done expressly how Joss Whedon wants it to be done. Not only do we oppose your intentions, but should you choose to continue without him, we will boycott and fight against it every step of the way. None of us may be in the direct position to stop you, but we are many, and Joss and our Buffy have taught us what a good fight takes.