'Buffy' Creator Joss Whedon: 'Angel Would Kick The S--t Out Of [Edward Cullen]'

Over a decade ago there was another vampire phenomenon taking over the psyche of teens everywhere. And that was "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." The story of a slayer, Buffy, falling in love with a vampire, Angel, became an instant sensation when the show made its debut on the now defunct network, The WB in 1997.

So, with "Twilight" mania taking over the world these days, how does "Buffy" creator, Joss Whedon, feel about the franchise? Long story short, he's cool with it.

"I don't get this whole vampire romance thing. I mean that could never happen. Who would believe that? It seems so stupid. I literally thought that when I created the character if Angel," he told MTV News. "I thought a vampire romance with a slayer ... people are going to laugh me out of the room. They'll never go for it. Clearly I was wrong. There's something really timeless about it. I saw 'Twilight'… there's something primal about that story. You can't get away from it. It works like gangbusters."

But, the big question is: Who would win in a fight: Edward Cullen or Angel? "I think Robert Pattinson is really cool. Angel would kick the s**t out of him. He's Angelus," Whedon said without even flinching. "There's no Edward Cullunus. He just gets shiny in the sun. Boreanaz would have him down in a heartbeat. No offense, cause he's hot."

So, what do you think: Would Angel kick Edward's butt?