Rumor control: Is Sarah Michelle Gellar really pushing a Buffy movie? Really?

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

In one of the unlikeliest rumors to surface recently, a site called ShowBizSpy is reporting that Sarah Michelle Gellar is in talks to reprise her role as the title character in a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

Problem number one with this rumor: It's based on an anonymous source.

Problem number two: The "insider" calls SMG "Michelle." We've always heard her called "Sarah Michelle," not "Michelle."

Anyway, here's the quotes they use, which probably came from someone who is pulling a fast one on the site: "There is an idea for a script and to pick the story up with Buffy older and maybe even a mother. Michelle is busy with movie projects at the moment, but she is excited about the idea. Buffy still has a huge fanbase so this is a movie that already has an audience. Michelle is a shrewd businesswoman, so the chances are this will happen at some point."

Of course, avid Buffy fans all know that Gellar, who played the vampire-slaying blonde for seven years, was ready to move on after the show ended in 2003. There was no open hostility or anything; she was tired and ready for something new. It's possible she's ready to return to her most famous role, but unlikely.

Avid fans also know that Buffy creator Joss Whedon is currently shooting his upcoming horror film Cabin in the Woods (with director Drew Goddard), not to mention running his Fox show Dollhouse, and wouldn't have a lot of time to be developing a Buffy movie, even if it existed. And it's hard to imagine a Buffy project without Joss' involvement.

We're not the only ones who are skeptical: a New York Post blogger is already saying the story has no credibility.