A Kickstarter campaign recently raised an incredible $2.5 million dollars for a Veronica Mars movie, which then received a green light from Warner Brothers.
As soon as it this report hit the web, a very obvious question came to mind to many fans all over the world. If Kickstarter could resurrect Veronica Mars, could it do the same for Firefly?
Buzzfeed went directly to the horse’s mouth, namely Joss Whedon, about this, and at first he joked, “Obviously, the next thing will be that we will try to Kickstart a Dollhouse reunion.” Now seriously, could this be the signal from the universe that Firefly could be brought back, with the help from fans all over the world donating their money to make it happen?
Whedon said he felt “unfettered joy” when the Kickstarter campaign brought Veronica Mars back. “I thought it was an awesome and ballsy move. It feels like a real game changer.” But as far as bringing Firefly back? “That’s what everybody wants to know about,” Whedon said.
He admitted he felt “a kind of dread” because a Firefly revival “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.”
But, he added, “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.” And we’re willing to bet there will still be a Kickstarter to help raise funds if Whedon so desires.
So the door is open for more Firefly in the future, no one’s saying the door is closed. But again, Whedon has Avengers 2 to contend with, which will take up the next two years of his life. If a Firefly comeback ever happens, it won’t be overnight, but good things come to those who wait. And if Firefly goes to Kickstarter for funds, you know Browncoats everywhere will be more than happy to donate to the cause.