Black Widow vs. Buffy: Joss Whedon again taps directly into the geek brain

black-widow-vs-buffy.jpgIt's no secret that "The Avengers" writer-director Joss Whedon is, like so many of his acolytes, an unabashed fanboy. Still, seeing fresh evidence of Whedon's geekdom is pretty much always fun.

So it is with an interview he did with USA Today, in which he's asked to declare who would win in a fight between "Buffy the Vampire Slayer's" title character (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) and "The Avengers'" Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff ( Scarlett Johansson). Not only does he answer the question, but Whedon also lays out a rather detailed scenario as to how the battle would go down.

"Buffy would go easy at first, but as soon as Natasha popped her with a Widow Sting, she'd start bringing some slayer brawn to the fray," Whedon tells USA Today. "Natasha's fast, but a couple of good connects and she's wobbling, possibly something broken -- she whips out her glock and now Buffy's dodging -- right where Natasha wants her."

The two go at it some more -- falling steel barrels and a poisoned salad come into play -- before one of them gains the upper hand for good. We're not sure if this counts as fan fiction, since Whedon created Buffy and shaped Black Widow in "The Avengers." But it's pretty cool nonetheless.

Whedon also took part in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit Tuesday. You can go here to read the transcript.
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