I am so glad that it raised enough money. More than enough, since it currently has $3,345,720 with 28 days to go. I hope they can get the majority of the cast back. At the very least, I want to see Veronica, Wallace, Keith, Logan, Mac, and Weevil. Dick I can do without since I was never a big fan of his character. It would be nice to see Duncan again. Also Piz. I'm probably in the minority, but I liked him with Veronica more than Logan.
So Joss Whedon did an interview about the possibility of a Firefly Kickstarter funded movie. http://www.buzzfeed....ter-and-firefly
ABV: So, what does this mean for Firefly?
JW: 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.
He even talks about your same concerns, Cardie.
ABV: Any thoughts on that?
JW: You know, I get that. I understand that it feels not as pure, and that the presence of a studio makes it disingenuous somehow. But people clearly understood what was happening and just wanted to see more of the thing they love. To give them that opportunity doesn't feel wrong. If it was a truly wrong move, I don't think it would have worked. I feel like people would have said, "Hey, that's not fair! That doesn't count!" It costs a lot to see a movie anyway. And it's usually not one you like. That kind of passion, I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing. I might not be thinking it through. I'm not exactly business Joe.
I agree with him, at least in this case. Fans knew that this was going to be the only way to get a Veronica Mars movie and so they donated. But I can see how this could turn ugly. What if fans don't like how the movie ends up?
I don't think every show can be brought back like this, but hopefully some of them can be.
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