Joss Whedon: No Kickstarter To Revive FIREFLY At This Time

SerenityEarlier this week, as I watched the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign set records, I thought to myself, “Well, how long until someone starts calling for a Firefly/Serenity Kickstarter?” Now I do love Joss Whedon’s western-in-space tv series-turned-film and I thought that if there was any fandom out there that wopuld rally to try something similar, it would be the Browncoats.

Well, Whedon thought the same thing and he talked to Buzzfeed about why while he would love to go reunite the franchise’s cast for another film, it just isn’t in the cards 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.

Whedon also goes on to discuss the cost differences between a Veronica Mars film and a Serenity one, as well as other practical considerations. The interview is worth a read, even outside of the Firefly/Serenity connection as it constitutes one of the first reactions from a major director about how the Veronica Mars film could possibly change how things are done in Hollywood.

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October 23, 2013 5:49 pm

These kinds of things are the reason I hate Kickstarter. Joss Whedon directed Marvel’s billionaire of a movie, The Avengers. He’s doing another. He settled his brother into Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.. He directed Thor, Buffy, Angel, and other successful projects.

Why in the f*ck should he need kickstarter? He has money and beyond that, studios probably know he could pull it off, judging by his resume.