So get this…Joss Whedon doesn’t hold the rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer! The rights belong to Kuzui Enterprises and now Fran and Kaz Kuzui are working with Vertigo Entertainment to relaunch the Buffy series. They have yet to approach Whedon.
The Hollywood Reporter says that the new film would have no connection to the TV series or use its popular characters. However, according to Pop Wrap, the new film would be like the recent Star Trek relaunch where they would use “into every generation a slayer is born” loophole…however if you remember the series finale correctly, Buffy got Willow to cast a spell so that all the potential slayers in waiting would get called up right away in order to help Buffy and the Scoobies defeat The First Evil.