Michael Ausiello
May 26, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Blasphemous. Insane. Moronic. Re-freakin’-diculous. Those are just some of the colorful reactions that greeted today’s announcement that H’wood is planning to make a new Buffy movie without Joss Whedon (a.k.a. the worst idea in the history of civilization).

But one person has remained suspiciously silent throughout the escalating controversy: Whedon himself.

Until now, that is.

In an explosive Q&A conducted over e-mail, Whedon weighed in for the first time about the sure-to-be-hellacious Buffy reboot. What follows is a complete transcript of that interview…

What do you think about this Buffy movie they’re making without you?

JOSS WHEDON: I hope it’s cool.

Alright, so maybe I over-hyped our exchange a little bit. In my

defense, it’s all I could get out of him given the time constraints.

(Whedon’s crazy busy shooting the horror flick Cabin in the Woods and only had 10 seconds to spare.)

But while his words may have been brief, come on, the meaning behind

them was anything but. At the very least, his statement is open to all

kinds of interpretation. Is he taking the high road? Is he genuinely

hopeful it won’t suck? Is “cool” secret code for something else — like

“colossal failure,” perhaps? Post your theories below!

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