Joss Whedon talks Kickstarter and Firefly sequel

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  1. Dream

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=101604

    I hope this debate ends for a short while. I'm looking forward to the VM movie though! :eek:
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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    There's something disturbing about the woman in your avatar Dream.
     
  3. Dream

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    It's spelled "Guy Gardner" not "Guy Gardener".
     
  4. Forbin

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  5. Mr. Adventure

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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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    Poor Whedon. Just when he starts to see a degree of success...
     
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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. :p
     
  8. Forbin

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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...
     
  9. wissaboo

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    stop teasing us Joss :(
     
  10. xortex

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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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  11. Forbin

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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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  14. Temis the Vorta

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    Somehow this is my fault? :rommie: 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.
     
  15. davejames

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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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    Killing people is also lucrative I hear and sometimes even popular. :guffaw: