The Next ‘Buffy’?

The Next ‘Buffy’?

Don’t call it a remake. Don’t call it a sequel or a prequel (especially since Buffy papa Joss Whedon isn’t involved). Instead, like J.J. AbramsStar Trek, the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer big-screen movie will be a reboot of the franchise, one that could lead to a series of movies and maybe even a new TV series.

But, who’ll fill Sarah Michelle Gellar (and to a lesser extent, original Buffy movie star Kristy Swanson‘s) shoes? The Hollywood Reporter throws out Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Stroup, Amanda Seyfried and Teresa Palmer as candidates, but if I were the Buffy producers, I’d take a look at seasons one and two of Chuck on DVD …

Yvonne Strahovski, as tough spy chick Sarah Walker, is the best TV action heroine since Jennifer Garner left the tube in Alias. In fact, Chuck premiered on NBC during the same season as the network’s ill-cast Bionic Woman remake, and I think if Strahovski had been the titular star of that show, it would have been a runaway hit.

As Chuck devotees, particularly the male ones, will tell you, Strahovski is one of those rare actresses who can serve up a side of vulnerability with her kick-assedness, which is an endearing quality and a key to playing the often emotionally tortured Buffy.

So Buffy fans, let’s hear it: Who should be cast as Buffy 3.0? Megan Fox? Big Love star Seyfried? Twilight‘s Stewart? Or do you agree that Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski should stake (pun totally intended) a claim to the role?

    • KM said at May 27, 2009 at 5:55 am
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    Oh hell yeah! I think Yvonne’s a great choice. I can already picture her in the role. I don’t think she even needs to audition. The producers of the movie should just watch Chuck and she’s automatically in.

    • Rod said at May 28, 2009 at 2:23 am
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    I think Yvonne can take any role she puts her self up for personally.

    • SO said at May 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm
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    Funny that you mentioned Bionic Woman and Yvonne, because according to Josh Schwartz at San Diego ComiCon, the Bionic Woman was also eying on Yvonne for the role too. Luckily, Chuck casting director got in and grabbed her first.

    • nikk said at May 29, 2009 at 3:07 am
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    No contest – Yvonne Strahovski all the way – any role, anywhere, anytime of anyday.

    • aussiechuckster said at November 24, 2010 at 5:47 am
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    it’s a tough one…but i think we should keep in mind, whoever it is, there will be disappointment because i don’t think anybody can truly replace sarah michelle gellar as buffy

    I’m a huge chuck fan, and absolutely in love with yvonne, but I have my doubts as to whether she’s right for buffy
    in terms of qualifications for the role, she’s without a doubt the front runner, in my opinion, she’s hollywood’s most underrated actress
    But I just can’t see her in the role, i guess it’s because she resembles a much more mature character and she doesnt have the sweet and innocent look that gellar had.
    In terms of the look, I think it should be jessica stroup, but the issue is whether she can pull off the stunts
    it all comes down to whether they are casting for the skills or for the look

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