Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Way back in June, I reported on the rumors that Joss Whedon was about to launch a new online series of "motion comics" based on the Buffy: Season Eight Dark Horse comics set after the conclusion of the TV series. Then those rumors were debunked. Then the debunking was itself debunked.
At this point I won't believe the Buffy online series is real until I actually see it on my computer screen. But the folks over at SCI FI Wire are reporting that the project is finally going forward, and they even have a casting breakdown that includes a role for... Daniel Craig?
I was a big Buffy fan, but I gave up on the comics after a few issues because they were just too rushed, crowded and confusing. Sad to say, this was particularly true of the issues Whedon wrote. The issues written by others sometimes felt more like Buffy than the ones written by Buffy's creator did. (Go figure.) It could well be that the comics will work a lot better once they have an actual director to pace them and a cast to make that dialog work. Here's hoping, anyhow.
Darn it. There I go again, treating these Buffy rumors like they're real. You won't fool me again, Buffy motion comics!
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