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‘Buffy’ Star Anthony Head: ‘I Love the Idea of a Buffy Movie’

As yet another sign that the vampire rage shows no signs of abating, Buffy Summers’ British mentor may be coming to a Cineplex near you.

Anthony Head, who played Rupert Giles in the TV version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, says he’d sign on in a flash for the planned big-screen remake of the 1992 flick.

CAPTION: "It's just very strange that anyone would think of doing it without him," Anthony (above) tells us of a Joshless Buffy reboot.

"It's just very strange that anyone would think of doing it without him," Anthony (above) tells us of a Joshless Buffy reboot.

He only asks that Joss Whedon, who wrote the script for the original film and later developed the series that ran from 1997 to 2003, helm the project.

“I love the idea of a Buffy movie. I think it’s about time,” he tells Mr. Media host Bob Andelman.

“I’m not sure about the idea of it being done without Joss Whedon. In fact, I’m absolutely clear that it shouldn’t be done without Joss Whedon.

“It’s Joss’ baby. And everything that was right about the show – and for me really didn’t work in the original movie – everything that was right was Joss,” continues Anthony, who currently plays King Uther in the NBC series Merlin.

“Because he was young and he didn’t have much of a voice in the original movie.

“If he was involved, I would leap at the chance at doing something again with him.”

To hear Anthony’s full interview, click here.