Boreanaz, who played Angel on both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the spin-off Angel, had his own panel at New York Comic-Con this year, "A Conversation with David Boreanaz," where the potential reboot came up, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Right away, the audience started booing, but Boreanaz shut that down immediately, saying, "Come on, guys... It's a good thing. Let's just embrace [it]," he said. "I'm very happy for them. They want to embrace a new generation, something new. ... I think it's a great opportunity for a reboot like this to show where we are with society now, what you can do with technology. How you can explore those relationships with the same kinds of metaphors. I'm all for it. I think it's fantastic. Good for them. I hope that it becomes huge and successful, and does what it does."
Boreanaz's take is a refreshing change of pace in an age where reboots are all too common but also all too commonly met with resistance. The original Charmed cast, for example, has not been so hot on the idea of their show getting rebooted on The CW, which only fueled fans aversion to the new series.
Boreanaz isn't alone in his support for the series either. James Marsters, who played Spike, told us that he's in support of the reboot earlier this fall. "I like the idea of making a new slayer in that universe that's not Buffy, whole new deal," Marsters said. "I think Joss [Whedon] being involved means it's going to be good. ... But I'm very happy that that theme of 'don't give up' [which] basically is, I think, the theme of the show at the end of the day, I'm glad for that theme to keep getting played."
While Boreanaz and Marsters may be standing up for the Buffy reboot, but don't expect these guys to make any cameos in the new series. "If someone can step in my shoes and play my character, f---, go ahead! I think that's great, because I ain't putting on that makeup anymore!" Boreanaz said during Thursday's panel.
As if anyone could rock those vamp prosthetics as good as Boreanaz. Yeah, right.