Joss Whedon Is Happy For VERONICA MARS; But Don't Hold Out For A FIREFLY Revival
Although we didn't cover it here on CBM I'm sure a lot of you heard about the Veronica Mars Kickstarter madness from the other day. Series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their long-gestating film treatment with a goal of $2 million - and in a mere 10 hours they had it, breaking records along the way. There was some controversy over a massive corporation asking for money from fans to fund their movie of course, but obviously those fans were only too happy to pitch in to finally see their favorite show get a proper send off. Predictably, this opened the door to many other possibilities and the one show on everyone's lips was Joss Whedon's Firefly. The show already had one movie spin-off called Serenity but fans have wanted to see more from Captain Mal and his crew for many years now. So now it's possible right? Well, not really. Here's what Whedon himself had to say to Buzzfeed on the matter.
Despite a Kickstarter campaign working out VERY well for cancelled tv series Veronica Mars, the Avengers director doesn't envision a similar scenario for his beloved Firefly..at least not while he's busy with those little Marvel movies..
“That’s what everybody wants to know about. Uh, yeah. My fourth feeling when I read about [the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign] was a kind of dread. Because I realized the only thing that would be on everybody’s mind right now. I’ve said repeatedly that I would love to make another movie with these guys, and that remains the case. It also remains the case that I’m booked up by Marvel for the next three years, and that I haven’t even been able to get Dr. Horrible 2 off the ground because of that. So I don’t even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and won’t. Couple years from now, when Nathan [Fillion]‘s no longer [on] Castle and I’m no longer the Tom Hagen of the Marvel Universe and making a giant movie, we might look and see where the market is then. But right now, it’s a complete non-Kickstarter for me.”
The director goes on to point out that 2 Mill might be fine for something like Veronica Mars but even if he did have the time, something as special effects heavy as Firefly would take quite a bit more moolah. “We come to Veronica Mars to hear her talk and hear her father talk. But Firefly/Serenity, it’s kind of a different animal." To hear more from Whedon click the link below.
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