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A new slayer may be in town, but that doesn’t appear to be discouraging James Marsters from wanting to return for the Buffy The Vampire Slayer reboot.

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We recently reported that the beloved 90’s classic Buffy The Vampire Slayer was getting a reboot, and while fan reactions have been mixed, one star seems to love the idea.

James Marsters, who played the character Spike in the original series, recently sat with IndieWire to discuss the forthcoming reboot, where he shared that he thinks a new slayer is “a great way to go” for the upcoming series:

“I think it is fabulous,” he said. “I saw a tweet by [Owusu-Breen], and she wants an entirely new slayer within the universe established by Buffy. So she’s not going to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer — she’s going to be Sabrina or whatever it is. I think that’s a great way to go and I’m very excited about it.”

He continued on to say: “I am open to whatever Joss [Whedon] has in mind — whether that’s playing Spike or something else. I told him that a long time ago. Joss’s mind is always surprising, so yeah. I’m open to playing Spike if Joss is involved.”

Of Spike coming back, the actor shared how he’d want to see the character get introduced in the new world by saying:

“What would be great is if he comes back and he’s like, ‘Buffy, you look terrible — how you’ve aged. I still love you, of course, but…”

Yeah, we wouldn’t mind seeing an original character return to the series for an episode or two.

It was recently announced that the popular ’90s series would be getting a revival, with series creator Joss Whedon serving as executive producer, and writer Monica Owusu-Breen penning the reboot’s script.

There’s not a lot of details regarding the new series, but we do know that it will feature a woman of color taking on the starring role made famous by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the 1993 original TV series.

We’re not entirely sure if the new actress will be named Buffy, but we do know that the producers are calling the revival “contemporary, building on the mythology of the original.”

What’s more? We also know that writer Owusu-Breen will be respecting the world that Whedon created all of those years ago, thanks to a Twitter statement the creator posted after receiving such a mixed reaction.

Are you excited about the new take on Buffy The Vampire Slayer? Let us know in the comments below!

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