7:11 pm - 01/30/2013

Joss Whedon Would Love To Bring The ‘Firefly’ Cast Back Together

Nearly two years ago fans rallied to raise money for Joss Whedon so he could purchase the rights to Firefly and ideally, bring the series back to TV. The effort was brought on in response to a joke made by Whedon where he said if he won the lottery he’d bring the show back. Unfortunately for the fans who pledged their support, Whedon and co. did not approve of the movement and it was immediately shut down.

That certainly doesn’t mean that Whedon doesn’t want to see Nathan Fillion suit up once again as Captain Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds. In fact, bringing the crew of the Serenity together again is something he’d “love to do.

In chatting with Steve Tilley of th Toronto Sun ewspaper, Whedon reflects on the canceled-too-early sci-fi television series that won the hearts of millions, many of them after the show ended its short run on the air, leading to an eventual feature film Serenity.

“I’ll never really accept it. And I always, in the back of my head, think, ‘What if I could get the old gang back together?’ “

Is Whedon actually interested in bringing back the cast o Firefly? After all, they did have a near-complete reunion at Comic-Con last summer which resulted in a very emotional “thank you” to the fans, while providing a reminder of just how special the chemistry was for everyone involved.

“Well, you know, it’s something I would love to do. When I made Serenity (2005′s feature film continuation of Firefly’s storyline), I said here’s one thing I’ll never do again — a movie based on something that some people know about and some people don’t, with tons of characters who all know each other and who you have to introduce… And then my second movie was The Avengers.”

Is such an endeavor possible given Whedon’s commitments after having signed a three-year exclusivity deal with Marvel Studios to not only develop the S.H.I.E.L.D. V show for ABC and to write/direc The Avengers 2, but to help oversee all of the Phase Two Marvel movies?

“Part of me is like, ‘God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that. I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show. Possibly one monkey.”

While Whedon’s words could very well be getting fans’ hopes up, by the tim The Avengers 2 eleases in 2015, some of the key cast members will have more availability. Nathan Fillion is currently tied up wit Castle, while Morena Baccarin is keeping busy with the award-winnin Homeland.

Serenity equel or a follow-u Firefly iniseries would ideally see the return of stars Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher and Summer Glau. For obvious reasons, Alan Tudyk and Ron Glass would likely not.


starchain 30th-Jan-2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
People, we need to let this go.
Yes, Firefly was awesome. Yes, it was terrible that they canceled it. But it's been ten years, we've got to move on.
winegums 30th-Jan-2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Let it go in the sense of stop trying to make a new series happen because cast members have other stuff going on now, yes because lbr it's just not a possibility.

Let go of it as in stop loving it? NEVER.
starchain 30th-Jan-2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
Let go of the fact that they canceled it and that it could have been great but it didn't happen. We should also stop complaining.
Let's just keep loving what we have of it.
winegums 30th-Jan-2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
oh, idk. That reaction is kind of repetitive, but as long as you have new people in the fandom it will always be around.

I mean, I don't like to think about the ending of Battlestar Galactica because it makes me want to throw things and it's been four years so I kind of get them, even if I keep my grumbles to fandom communities instead of raising money to undo the past.
starchain 30th-Jan-2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
It's been 10 years. 10. As far as I'm concerned I'm not even sure the fans are real anymore. I love the show but there's an attachment to it that I think it's mainly due to its role in nerd culture than anything else.

There's not gonna be a new series, what has been done will not been undone, there are a lot of disappointing things in tv history, it seems like Firefly is the only thing the entire world cannot forget and put aside.
winegums 30th-Jan-2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
I love the show but there's an attachment to it that I think it's mainly due to its role in nerd culture than anything else.

I think one could say that about a lot of things. I mean, I liked My So-Called Life but the crazy obsession people have with it has less to do with the show itself and more to do with 90s stuff being fashionable at the moment. And nerd culture is the kind that does not let go of things, ever - why else would Star Wars still be so popular, even when we've grown up and gone through prequels?

I feel like extreme attachment is just a way of declaring one's love, when it comes to nerd stuff - it really doesn't bother me until people start actually trying to make a new Firefly series happen despite all dictates of logic saying no.
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