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Old March 15 2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Joss Whedon talks Kickstarter and Firefly sequel

Joss Whedon Says Not to Expect a Firefly Kickstarter... Yet

Following yesterday's record-setting Kickstarter to fund a Veronica Mars feature film, the internet has been abuzz with ideas about what a similar approach could mean for the future of similar fan-favorite properties. Naturally, Joss Whedon's short-lived-but-much-loved "Firefly" appeared at the top of a lot of wish lists. Buzzfeed managed to catch up with the Marvel's The Avengers director to get his thoughts on maybe one day returning to the Verse.

"My fourth feeling when I read about [it] was a kind of dread," says Whedon, who admits he was, at first, overjoyed to learn about the success of the Kickstarter. "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 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."
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I hope this debate ends for a short while. I'm looking forward to the VM movie though!
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Old March 15 2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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There's something disturbing about the woman in your avatar Dream.
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Old March 15 2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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It's spelled "Guy Gardner" not "Guy Gardener".
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Old March 15 2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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Depends on what you want in your garden, doesn't it?
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Old March 15 2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Whedon thought to himself "Oh shit, now they're going to actually expect me to do this.".
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Old March 15 2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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Poor Whedon. Just when he starts to see a degree of success...
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Old March 15 2013, 05:30 PM   #7
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^ I'm sure his massive Marvel paychecks are treating him just fine, not to mention allowing him tremendous latitude for whatever future pet projects he'll want to make. He'll be alright.
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Old March 15 2013, 06:00 PM   #8
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I don't think he'd be unhappy to at all to do another Firefly film. He loves the actors and the universe like family. I guess the hard part would be to figure out what everybody would be doing 10 years later. Sure, Mal may still be a tramp freighter captain, and Kaylee may still be his mechanic because she loved the life, and there's no reason for Zoe to have moved on either. But Jayne always wanted his own ship; River and Simon's need to flee has been removed, so none of them should still be hanging around. There's a chance Mal and Inara finally hooked up and maybe she's still traveling with him, hopefully having switched trades...
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stop teasing us Joss
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Old March 15 2013, 06:35 PM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestion, Temis. Now look what you've done. I hate Joss Whedon. I hate Firefly and hated Serenity. It was a good movie in principle but It was Blake's Seven not to mention a story of mine which I had floating around guys like Manny coto for years. People don't just do things for others for money, but sometimes for clout.

Whedon is an angry light weight hack. He does things for money. Ridley Scott has lost it upstairs and is being comendeered and controlled by greedy mediocre predators. He's lost his starch and backbone too by these amorphous monsters from Bad Robot that he works with.

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Old March 15 2013, 07:54 PM   #11
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"Does things for money" pretty much describes every single employed person on the face of the Earth. Not seeing the problem with it.
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Old March 15 2013, 08:22 PM   #12
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Thanks for the suggestion, Temis. Now look what you've done. I hate Joss Whedon. I hate Firefly and hated Serenity. It was a good movie in principle but It was Blake's Seven not to mention a story of mine which I had floating around guys like Manny coto for years. People don't just do things for others for money, but sometimes for clout.

Whedon is an angry light weight hack. He does things for money. Ridley Scott has lost it upstairs and is being comendeered and controlled by greedy mediocre predators. He's lost his starch and backbone too by these amorphous monsters from Bad Robot that he works with.
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Old March 15 2013, 10:31 PM   #13
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Thanks for the suggestion, Temis. Now look what you've done. I hate Joss Whedon. I hate Firefly and hated Serenity. It was a good movie in principle but It was Blake's Seven not to mention a story of mine which I had floating around guys like Manny coto for years. People don't just do things for others for money, but sometimes for clout.

Whedon is an angry light weight hack. He does things for money. Ridley Scott has lost it upstairs and is being comendeered and controlled by greedy mediocre predators. He's lost his starch and backbone too by these amorphous monsters from Bad Robot that he works with.
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Old March 16 2013, 12:32 AM   #14
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Somehow this is my fault? Joss, I as only kidding, honest!

Using kickstarter to fund big-screen movies is the wrong idea. Theater owners aren't going to be impressed at some niche-market frenzy because that isn't their business. They want a mainstream audience that will fill theaters on opening weekend all across the country and more importantly, buy lots of overpriced popcorn. A few million rabid fans isn't going to fill theaters, no matter how enthused they are. Serenity's mediocre box office was about what you'd expect for a niche fanbase.

Instead, make a 13 episode season and put it on streaming, via your own site, Netflix or Amazon or Hulu or all of the above. That's the best venue for fan-backed content like this. Leave the theater owners to their tentpoles and jujubees.
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Old March 16 2013, 12:40 AM   #15
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I loved the show at the time, but I don't really see the need to bring it back for another movie. Not when the first one already wrapped things up pretty well.
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