Speaking with Vulture, the actor currently starring in Syfy’s Dominion (our review of the premiere here), got on the topic of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You know, that little teen supernatural drama that made Joss Whedon a household name? Vulture says the actor giggled when they brought up the topic of the previously discussed Ripper, a project which seemingly would have focused on good ol’ Giles.
And I realize it’s not moving forward at the moment because you are both occupied with your new projects, but Joss says that it could still work, because you get sexier every year.
[Laughs heartily.] Oh, bless him. You know what? I would do it. I would do anything to work with Joss again. He’s a wonderful storyteller, a great director, and a lovely man. I would love to, you know? Whether it’s Ripper or something else …
What was the story going to be?
The actual story that he originally presented me with was going to be sort of a TV-movie. It’s a beautiful story, it’s a standalone story, it doesn’t have to be anything to do with Giles or Buffy or any of the rest of them, and I would love to help him tell that story. It’s more about what happens to Giles when he’s cut adrift from Buffy and the rest of them. What he becomes. It’s a beautiful, beautiful ghost story, and it’s extremely haunting, as you would expect of Joss. It’s unlike anything that I’ve ever read before. And if Joss is still game, then I am! [Laughs.]
They also asked if he’d be down for a small role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron to which he replied, “You know what? If he says, ‘Could you be a day player on something?’ I would say yes.”
Back to Ripper, I’d love to see Head acting as a narrator of Ripper’s younger days but then eventually getting in on the action in present time, too. Who could you see playing a young Giles?
(via Digital Spy)