Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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I'm five by five.

++ In the continuing celebration of the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, there was a cast reunion for EW that included a photoshoot and interviews. If you weren't already feeling nostalgic, this would've definitely have taken the cake by seeing everyone together again and just reflecting on the show and its legacy. However, I have to say that Eliza Dushku's absence from the reunion is pretty glaring. It was revealed that she wasn't invited to this event, the claim being that it's because she wasn't a series regular. But I find that strange since there are those who attended who weren't regulars either. I can understand when someone is not able to attend due to unavailability, but to basically have never been invited is a completely different thing. Faith may not have been a regular but she was a damn important character to the show, and beloved by fans, and Eliza has always shown her love and support of the show and the fandom. So this doesn't make any kind of sense that she just wasn't invited simply because she wasn't a "series regular." I'm also sad that Anthony Stewart Head couldn't make it, either. It wouldn't have been a Scooby Gang reunion without Giles present.

++ With that being said however, hearing that not only has Bull been renewed for a second season but also that Eliza Dushku has been cast as a major role makes me incredibly happy. I've been enjoying this little show quite a bit, so I'm more than excited that she'll be a part of it.

++ Joss Whedon has been announced to direct a Batgirl movie. I, for one, am intrigued and excited by this prospect as I still enjoy most his work and I'm curious on how this will be done.

++ And finally we have the teaser trailer for the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's IT. I'm half apprehensive and half cautiously optimistic about this. I have a fondness for the 90s television miniseries, it was creepy in its own right and had a great cast line-up including the iconic performance by Tim Curry as Pennywise, but I know that the miniseries was limited to what it was able to do during that time. This is less of a remake of that and more of a fresh adaptation of the classic horror novel itself, and just judging from this teaser alone I'm intrigued. It's been a while since I've reread the book, but I have to tell you, there are some pretty legit creepy things that happen in it, along with some bizarre and questionable content, so it makes me curious as to what makes it into this version and how far they might want to push the envelope.

Furthermore, apparently this will be split into two films, this first part will feature the kids, while the second will be with them as adults. I know many have been getting tired with this continuing trend of movies being split into two or more parts, however for something like IT this makes perfect sense. Both the book and the story is just too grand to be contained in a singular film. The miniseries did this by having their first part interweaving them as adults with flashbacks to what happened during their youth, with the second part solely focusing on them as adults. So this is also something I'm curious about regarding the narrative and direction.
Tags: buffy the vampire slayer, eliza dushku, joss whedon, movies
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