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While planned to be an official project, it has been canceled in any stage of production.
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The film would focus on the character Spike.

Spike was a proposed movie based on the character of Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Originally, the show was hoped to be made as a TV movie. However, it was possible that, if the project was greenlit, it may have been a DVD-movie.[citation needed]

Production[]

After Angel was canceled in 2004, The WB claimed an interest in Angel TV movies. However, it was soon revealed that summer that David Boreanaz, who had already portrayed Angel for eight years, would only return to his character for a theatrical release.[1]

In May 2004, James Marsters, the actor who had portrayed the character Spike, revealed that there might be a possibility of a Spike movie.[2] The same year, he said that he would be willing to return to the Buffyverse if it were within five years; beyond that five years, Marsters feared that it would no longer be believable that he was portraying an immortal character.[3]

Since 2004, Whedon has approached people and asked if they would be interested in participating in the Spike movie. He has said that Amy Acker would be a part of the movie, and, if Alyson Hannigan was available, she might appear.[4] Whedon mentioned he might interlink the Spike story with what, at the time, was yet to be told in Buffy comics he wrote in 2007.[5]

Tim Minear revealed in 2005: "I had lunch with Joss and he asked me if I wanted to write and direct some blond vampire movie thing."[6]

David Janollari, president of entertainment at The WB, said in 2006: "We'd love to do a Spike movie with Joss Whedon." However, he added: "Joss Whedon is busy, fast becoming a kind of a big feature filmmaker. He's simply not available to us. But he knows, and you guys all know, the door is open any time that he wants to do that, for us to do that movie."[7]

Since then, Whedon has continued to pursue the Spike movie and find interested parties that would air and/or produce the film. During March 2006, Whedon appeared on MTV UK's Screenplay, and he announced he was still trying to get the Spike movie made.[8] In May 2006, outside the Saturn Awards, Whedon announced that he had pitched the concept to various bodies (which must include 20th Century Fox, since they own the rights to the Buffyverse), but had yet to receive any feedback from those bodies.[9]

Amy Acker said at a convention in May of 2006 that the Spike movie would not be happening: "I think its safe to say that's not happening anymore, cause if they were, they'd be getting done right now. There was supposed to be three of them –- one for Spike, a Faith one and also one for Willow. I think it's safe to say that now because its not going to happen."[10] In June 2006, Joss Whedon also said that funding was a problem: "There are certain characters I've been saving because I thought I might make movies about them, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen. I think money is standing in the way."[11]

References[]

  1. David Boreanaz interview. TV Guide, August 18, 2004. (Dead link)
  2. "Exclusive: James in Berlin." Slayerverse, May 9, 2004. Archived from the original on September 24, 2004.
  3. James Marsters interview. Winston-Salem Journal. (Dead link)
  4. Joss Whedon interview. TV Guide. (Dead link)
  5. Joss Whedon, "Joss to never learn how to work site! Man is complete Melvin! Mock him!" Whedonesque.com, November 9, 2005. Archived from the original on January 25, 2021.
  6. "An update on the Spike TV movie." Whedonesque.com, August 20, 2005. Archived from the original on January 25, 2021.
  7. "WB Eager For Spike Film." Sci Fi Wire, January 18, 2006. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008.
  8. "Joss Whedon appears on tonight's MTV UK's 'Screenplay.'" Whedonesque.com, March 10, 2006. Archived from the original on November 28, 2000.
  9. "Video interview with Joss from the Saturn Awards. Whedonesque.com, May 10, 2006. Archived from the original on April 11, 2016.
  10. Alan Stanley Blair, "Acker: 'Angel' Spin-Offs Definitely Not Happening." SyFy Portal, May 15, 2006. Archived from the original on March 13, 2007.
  11. Brian Bendis, "Brian Bendis Presents..." Wizard Entertainment, June 12, 2006. Archived from the original on December 22, 2006.
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