Following yesterday’s news of a Fickstarter fund for a Veronica Mars feature film, the internet has been abuzz with ideas about a possibly push for the return of Firefly.
However, Buzzfeed managed to catch up with the creator Joss Whedon to get his thoughts on maybe one day returning to the series.
“My fourth feeling when I read about [it] was a kind of dread,” said Whedon.
“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.”
Whedon went on to say that one of the tricky aspects of attempting more “Firefly”, be it as further episodes or as another film like 2005’s Serenity, is overcoming budgetary restrictions.
“I think anything we could get off the ground would be appreciated by the fans,” he continued. “But what form it would take is I think under some debate. For me, [Kickstarter] doesn’t just open the floodgates.
“God knows, things are cheaper now than when we made even ‘Serenity’. Good effects can be done in a different manner. Nor is that universe all about spectacle either. But it is a tad more expensive — and a little all-consuming! And of course, there’s the other fear: What if it’s not that good? I can do something that’s not that good — that’s fine. But if I do that and it’s not that good, I’m going to feel really stupid.”