Charisma Carpenter criticises Buffy movie remake

Buffy the Vampire SlayerCharisma Carpenter has spoken about the proposed remake of Buffy the Vampire Slayer describing it as “disappointing”.

The actress played Cordelia Chase in the first three seasons of Buffy after which she left with co-star David Boreanaz to launch the spin-off series Angel. Earlier this year it emerged there were plans to produce a film remake of the Buffy television series but without the involvement of its creator Joss Whedon. The idea was not well received by fans who felt that any Buffy project without Whedon’s involvement was not really a Buffy project at all.

Charisma Carpenter is the latest cast member of the telly series to speak out the project. In an interview with Collider she said; “My feeling is, ‘Of course, they’re doing it. It was successful’. But, to do it without Joss, it’s just going to be really disappointing. I feel like it could do more harm to the franchise than good,..Maybe it’ll make people appreciate the original more. I don’t know. But, it doesn’t make much sense to do that, without any of the key players involved.  Why call it Buffy? They should just call it something else because it’s not going to be the same thing”

Carpenter’s former co-stars Nicholas Brendan, who played Xander Harris, and Anthony Head who played Giles have also been critical of the project. Earlier this month it emerged that the project had likely been cancelled or at the very least put on hold.