I think that thing that instantly leaped to everyone’s mind the second the Veronica Mars Kickstarter absolutely dominated everything ever was that there needs to be one for Firefly. After all, the entire cast loves it and Whedon has said he wants to make another movie. Don’t get your hopes up, Whedon says, everyone is just do damn busy.
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.
After crushing our hopes and dreams like a sadist tearing apart your childhood stuffed animal just to see you cry Whedon goes on to give us that one thing that will make it hurt even more: hope. Read his full quote below to see how he toys with us.[Buzzfeed, via Collider]
“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.”
So it could happen, but by the time it could happen they will all probably be too old and someone will have died and Kickstarter won’t exist anymore or something. It’s also a different beast than Veronica Mars, which doesn’t have things like space ships or special effects. Feasibly pulling of a Kickstarter would be hard Whedon says.
“We come to Veronica Mars to hear her talk and hear her father talk. But Firefly/Serenity, it’s kind of a different animal — and then there’s also the question of what kind of animal it is. Because some people are talking about Firefly episodes. Some people are talking about [a new] Serenity. I think anything we could get off the ground would be appreciated by the fans. But what form it would take is I think under some debate.
For me, [Kickstarter] doesn’t just open the floodgates. God knows, things are cheaper now than when we made even Serenity. Good effects can be done in a different manner. Nor is that universe all about spectacle either. But it is a tad more expensive — and a little all-consuming! And of course, there’s the other fear: What if it’s not that good? I can do something that’s not that good — that’s fine. But if I do that and it’s not that good, I’m going to feel really stupid.”
His last argument is pretty much the biggest fear we all have about the Veronica Mars movie. What if it sucks? Of course that can be applied to any Kickstarter project. We’re putting our faith in the creators to deliver what they promised. It is an extra level of pressure, but that shouldn’t be an excuse not to do something.