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If you've been paying any attention to the world of TV and movies, you'll know that nostalgia is ruling the day. With 90's kids now into their adulthood, we're seeing a generation young professionals who long for a simpler time. As such, reboots and long awaited sequels for popular 90's properties are being produced at rather impressive speeds. With shows like Charmed, Gilmore Girls, and Full House now back in the pop culture lexicon, many fans have been wondering if their favorite show might also be returning. This includes Joss Whedon's massively popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Bones star David Boreanaz got his big break playing vampire with a heart of gold Angel in Buffy, eventually leading to five season tenure on his own spinoff, appropriately titled Angel. He was recently asked if he has any interest in a possible Buffy reunion, to which he gave a refreshingly blunt answer,
No, never; that's done, see ya, next. I have no problem with the cult audience, and I would totally get back into the genre, but I'm not a big reunion guy. I tend to like to go forward. I don't like to go backward---except when I've got ice skates on my feet and I'm playing hockey.
Well, he certainly didn't tiptoe around that answer. David Boreanaz has no interest in a Buffy reunion, to the chagrin of the show's still rabid fanbase.
David Boreanaz's statement (via Parade) seems to echo what we've heard from the other major Buffy the Vampire Slayer figures. Series star Sarah Michelle Gellar has repeatedly denied any interest in returning to her signature role, despite Hollywood's trend of nostalgia. Gellar has been quoted multiple times on the subject, citing her age as the main reason why a reunion wouldn't make much sense. She simply doesn't feel like it would be appropriate for Buffy to be dusting vamps and training potentials at the age of 39.
Additionally, series creator, director, writer, and grand poobah Joss Whedon previously revealed that he'd been approached about a Buffy reunion before, and that he turned it down. Granted, this was before nostalgia began ruling the day, but smart money says that he'd have similar feelings now. Whedon has always been more of a leader than a follower, so it doesn't seem likely that he'd be following suit alongside the likes of Charmed.
David Boreanaz's run as Angel also didn't necessarily end on a high note. The series was cancelled by The WB after its fifth season, which ended on a massive cliffhanger. The final moments saw Angel, Spike, and company rushing into battle with an army of evil forces, before cutting to black. The story was eventually continued through Joss Whedon's comic book series, but it surely left Boreanaz with a bad taste in his mouth.
You can catch the final season of Bones now on FOX.