Speaking to MTV News before he went inside EW’s Comic-Con party (and danced!), Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon discussed the Twilight phenomenon and who would win in a fight: Angel (David Boreanaz) or Edward (Robert Pattinson). Of course, you’re gonna play the recently-posted video below to hear Whedon’s answer, since he sounds so… Joss, but in case you’re in a rush: Whedon says he thought he’d be laughed out of the room when he created the character of Angel, a vampire with a soul who romances a slayer, but clearly he was wrong. Of the vampire-human love connection, he says, “There’s something really timeless about it. I saw Twilight, I was like [pretends to be breathless] ‘She loves him so much!’ There’s something primal about that story. You can’t get away from it, and it just works like gangbusters. I love it.”
And who would win the fight? “I think Robert Pattinson’s really cool; Angel would kick the s— out of him,” Whedon told MTV News. “Okay, he’s Angelus. There’s no Edward Cullenus, okay. He just gets shiny in the sun…. Boreanaz would have him down in a heartbeat. No offense, ’cause he’s hot.”
We all agree with Joss, yes? Even if Angel didn’t tap into Angelus, he spends every day fighting other vampires and demons, so that experience would counter Edward’s speed.