Joss Whedon "would love to" return to Firefly

News Louisa Mellor 28 Jan 2013 - 18:21

Joss Whedon confesses he'd love to revisit the Firefly universe once The Avengers 2 is finished...

What's that noise, you say? Only the sound of a million Whedonites crossing their fingers in the hope that the Buffy and Firefly creator's latest pronouncement on a return to the space cowboy series doesn't turn out to be much ado about nothing.

Since Fox cancelled Firefly in 2002, the postscript to many a geek prayer and birthday candle wish has been a revival of Whedon's sci-fi western, and now the man himself has joined the chorus, reiterating his desire to, in his words, "get the old gang back together".

Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Whedon said "It's something I would love to do", continuing, "Part of me is like, 'God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that'".

"When I made Serenity, I said here's one thing I'll never do again - a movie based on something that some people know about and some people don't, with tons of characters who all know each other and who you have to introduce. And then my second movie was The Avengers."

Referring to Firefly's cancellation, Whedon admitted, "I'll never really accept it. And I always, in the back of my head think, 'What if I could get the old gang back together?'".

However much we, or he, want that to happen, there's the small matter of his current slate to get out of the way. On top of The Avengers 2, Whedon is heading up in-development ABC series Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., after which point, who knows? According to the writer/director, he'll be down-scaling after The Avengers sequel: "I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show. Possibly one monkey."

Unless that is, a certain franchise's eighth or ninth instalment comes calling?

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everything tells me nothing will come from this, but I will always be hopeful that the gang can come back

After seeing 'Serenity' (the movie, not the episode ;-) ) I wonder how Whedon is going to bring the whole band together again. Oh well, lets wait how he will be explaining Agent Coulson in SHIELD.

I doubt they'd ever bring back the show, but I'd love to see a sequel to Serenity with an older crew, maybe broken up, with the aim to bring them together for 'one last job'. However, the Universe is rich so... Firefly: The Next Generation, anyone?

To be honest I'll be totally satisfied if they just flash a card up that says "The film was a bad dream, forget about it. And now, back to the Serenity!"

Firefly: the animated Series!

I need this, a few years ago I was told to watch firefly and I complied. I reach the last episode and watch serenity. And I ask a question. "Where's the rest?" And the answer I received haunts me to this very day. "That's it mate. it's finished" Even as I type this, there are tears in my eyes. Why, Fox? WHHHHY!

He has so much clout now, he could probably push for one. but I imagine he has other pet projects as well. I doubt a guy like Joss Whedon stops having ideas that way or may not work. I must admit I thought that he would have forced a pet project in before Avengers 2 like Nolan as I don't think he'd committed.

What I hope has happened is he has signed on for Avengers 2 with a condition he makes XY or Z film once it's finished

Sure! We follow Simon & Kaylee's son or daughter, who are inspired by the tales his parents tell. Maybe the kid needs to bust Mal out of prison after he's finally caught by the Alliance. Hmm...

NO!, Joss, dont do it, please dont, DO NOT play whit our feelings until you have the thing green lighted and up and running don't go around saying things like this to get our hopes up just to crush them AGAIN

Plus he has to squeeze in Dr Horrible 2 this spring....cant wait!!!!

They've had sucess with Firefly comics, and both Buffy and Angel have had huge sucess with them (Buffy is now onto 'season 9'), there's no real reason why an ongoing Firefly comic can't be done. Far, far cheaper to produce for one thing, compared to a TV production. Farscape did it 10 years after Peacekeeper Wars, it should keep fans satisfied.

For the love of God, let this show go already. There is a whole world out there to see.

I would be excited by this if I didn't see a similar article every time Joss is promoting his new film or tv show. The interviewer knows it will grab the browncoats attention so asks the question, every single time. We know that he wants to do it,, it wasn't exactly his decision to cancel it in the first place.

He should do Dr Horrible after The Avengers 2. Come on Whedon!

I think SHIELD has taken up his time between Avengers 1 and 2. Without that I'm sure he would have done something more personal. If the TV show is a hit then he will definitely be in the JJ Abrams/Christopher Nolan/Michael Bay bracket of pretty much being able to do what he wants.

He has forced a pet project in before Avengers 2. Much Ado About Nothing. He's even written the music for it.

Wash will still be dead. Unless..... We get Zombie Wash! Seriously, get this on Kickstarter.

Fudk up fool

i like the sound of that

i don't know... after nolan did the dark night and how succesfull it was... he had his choice of what he wanted to do next whedon might have the same freedom if avengers 2 is as big as the first... fingers crossed..

Sorry, Firefly can't return. Mal is now involved with a detective from Sacramento and it looks pretty serious. Also come to find out he has a red-headed daughter who has no idea about his prior life of crime. I will say this: if Whedon's gonna do it he better get on it soon... or all the cast is going to be doing their lootin' from wheelchairs. It's been a while.

LOL... hands Gideon a hanky. Oh waits, Inara gived me dat...

Mike, you should see someone about those suicidal tendencies...

Sorry, but no one yet mention the fan funds that were already raised by a certain actor so this could happen and Mr. oh-i'm-someone-now said no? *mumbles to self about the mister in question*
No matter how interested I am in seeing more of that 'verse, I think it ain't happening. I'd love to be wrong, oh, how I'd love to be wrong.
And as far as him using it for publicity? Sadly, I don't doubt it. The wheel keeps on turning, but he obviously doesn't think he's on the rim.

After what he's achieved for Marvel i think it would be bang out of order to not give Joss the green light for whatever he damn well wants to do. MORE FIREFLY NOW PLEASE!

I, too would love to see another movie, with the old(er) gang still struggling to just get by, but then i get sad when i remember that Wash and Book won't be along for the ride.

Are the Firefly comics worth reading? I'm not much of a comic book reader (i used to read a few, mainly The Tick and Cerebus, but (obviously) it's been a while), but i love me some Firefly, and there's a great comic book shop around the corner.

Whatever dude - FOX is notorious for cencelling it's better shows - Firefly was not the first or last they axed without common sense.

FOX seems to cater to the least functional mental denominator. Jersey Shore is proof of that. They'e pure network and pure numbers and the people who watch Fox seem to be the Jerry Springer type audience. Simple truth is the higher-quality shows don't appeal to their audience because it takes a bit of thought, open-mindedness, and some imagination. It's not pure base-senses tripe-- and so didn't get enough of an audience to stay. Unfortunately that was the network that Joss allowed to pick up Firefly-- and better that than none. But I do wonder why no other network was considered (like SyFy or one of the primaries... or if they were... why they rejected such a brilliantly-conceived and executed show).

Reminds me of old scifi story called "The March of the Morons".

I don't think that's a good idea. There's already too much nostalgia involved.

When firefly first came out, I was experiencing one of my "too poor for cable/satellite" periods in life. I was introduced to the show 3 years ago through a browncoat. I've watched the series/movie at least 10 times since then and every time I finish the last disc I'm just so unfulfilled. There is so much story left to tell. Can we get some novels? OOh ooh... maybe Richard Castle can take a break from the Nikki Heat series and write about the crew of the Firefly... I think my mind is now blown...


LOL @ Joy

I hope they make another season, or another film. I would do anything for a something new in the Firefly Series


Wash as a reaver?

But we all know off course, if this is to come to pass. Our sweet and innocent Kaylee is going to die horribly and they'll never pry our bodies out of the fetal huddle protective ball... or worse... RIVER AND KAYLEE...... :_C

At least give us a mini series for closure....

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