Joss Whedon: Kickstarter, Firefly and Veronica Mars
With Veronica Mars: The Movie funded, where does that leave Firefly? Joss Whedon answers that very question...
It's been quite a week. At the start of it, there was no sign of the long-mooted Veronica Mars movie, nor any motion picture of that ilk earning funding via crowdfunding. You pretty much know the score on both fronts by this stage.
Inevitably, the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign has seen rumblings of others following. A Chuck movie is one possibility. And, as you might expect, word has got back to Joss Whedon, not least in that all of this could provide a mechanism to bring Firefly back.
Buzzfeed talked to Whedon, a long-time Veronica Mars fan, and he admitted that he was thrilled to see the movie project funded, and funded in the way it's been. "It feels like a real game-changer", he admitted.
And then the obvious question. Is this something he'd consider to get more Firefly off the ground?
"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".
He added that "I don't even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and won't. Couple years from now, when Nathan's no longer [working 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 suggests that Kickstarter "doesn't just open the floodgates", although we'd imagine that a flood of projects will be testing the water very shortly. He clearly still sounds keen to make more Firefly, though, and we'll keep you posted as we hear more...
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