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Joss Whedon Answers the Firefly/Kickstarter Question You All Have Now



This morning, when we ran our list of 11 Cult TV Shows Besides Veronica Mars that Deserve Kickstarter-Funded Movies, I knew people would weigh in with different ones. It seems that love for Joss Whedon goes in different directions – many of you disagreed that Buffy and Angel should come back, but even though we took pains to point out that Firefly already got a movie, a large number of you kept bringing it up anyway.

To Whedon’s credit, he didn’t waste time answering the inevitable speculation formed by Veronica Mars‘ Kickstarter, and spoke to Buzzfeed about it. The short version is, obviously, that he has way too much on his plate right now.

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.

Read the whole thing. It’s worth it, as he also addresses issues of unpaid investors and some of the other nitpicks people have with the process.

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