‘SEAL Team’ Star David Boreanaz ‘Never’ Wants to Play One of His Most Famous Roles Ever Again

by Matthew Memrick
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Would “SEAL Team” star David Boreanaz revisit his former famous role in “Angel” ever again?

“No,” Boreanaz said about his role in “Angel” on the Variety and iHeart podcast “The Big Ticket” in 2020. “I’m all for people redoing it or whatever, but I’m too old.”

The actor played the lead role in the “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” spinoff from 1999 to 2004. The show went five seasons and consisted of 110 episodes.

He further said that it wasn’t like the cast of “Friends” needing to reunite.

“We’re not hanging out in the coffee shop on a couch.”

But would is it totally out of the question?

“But, you know, with all that technology, they made Robert De Niro look really young. I would encourage them to find somebody else to do it.”

Boreanaz Almost A Bat

In late July, South African website Fortress of Solitude took a look at Boreanaz’s star power during “Angel.” The actor’s popularity was taking off like a rocket, and Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” would have launched him into orbit.

The website brought up the typical rumor about Boreanaz not wanting to get typecast as the popular comic-book character. Recently, George Clooney has talked about how bad his The Caped Crusader movie was. He played the star in the 1997 “Batman and Robin” film. 

Also, Val Kilmer revisited his 1995 “Batman Forever” role in his recently released Amazon Prime “Val” documentary. Kilmer said the movie experience was not fun and he felt reduced to a person just wearing the famous Batman costume. Kilmer also expressed that he had boyhood dreams of playing the character before getting involved in the movie. 

But the magazine also backed up the former “Angel” star, saying he was heavily involved in the show “Bones” at the time. That series went 12 seasons and 246 episodes. Nolan went with established star Christian Bale and the rest is history.

‘SEAL Team’ Star David Boreanaz Back In Action

Recently, Boreanaz’s show was getting ready for the upcoming season. The military drama series is moving from CBS to the streaming Paramount+ network.

CinemaBlend reported that the actor shared an explosive video to social media to stir things up a little. Boreanaz talks through the clip as buildings blow up. He talks about the fact that every team needs a leader and that he’s that leader.

Season 5 is filming, and fans will soon learn what happens to his character, Jason Hayes, and his team. Will he be able to lead? A major plotline of the story may be his physical ability as he suffers from significant headaches. The show’s switch to a different network may also free up the writers to do more with Hayes and the cast.

CinemaBlend also reported that five episodes of the new season will air on CBS before heading to Paramount+ permanently. The season premiere will be on Oct. 10.