Deputy Leo is ready to report for duty!
With the Veronica Mars movie officially happening, Marshmallows have been dying to know which of their favorite characters will be returning to Neptune when the film hits theaters in early 2014. One familiar face who will definitely be coming back to banter with Veronica (Kristen Bell)? New Girl star Max Greenfield as lovable Deputy Leo!
We chatted with the Emmy-nominated actor at New Girl's TV Academy screening on Tuesday about returning for the movie, what Leo's up to these days and if there's any chance for Veronica and Leo to get back together on the big screen!
"I'm excited! I love all those guys. They gave me one of my first jobs," Greenfield says of the Veronica Mars movie becoming a reality. "It was a big break for me and people really liked me on that show. I had such a good time with all of them. I think I'm going down to do a day or two on the movie in June or something, so that should be just great."
When asked if Thomas has shared any spoilers or plotlines with him, Greenfield coyly responds, "We've been emailing, we've been emailing." One thing we do know about Deputy Leo is that he will be working as a detective in the San Diego Police Department, which Thomas exclusively revealed to us. "I gotta re-tap into that whole thing!" Greenfield says with a laugh.
But fans of Veronica and Deputy Leo shouldn't get their hopes up for a romantic reunion. "I think there are some other characters you'd like to see her get with, but I'm so thrilled they thought of me and are bringing me back for even the few days I'm working on it," Greenfield says.
Yes! It was a given, but he didn't officially sign until today. The videos of his "reaction" and thank you to the fans can be found on the Kickstarter page. They're private YouTube links.
I'm so happy with Rico is signed on. The Veronica/Keith dynamic is integral for the movie to succeed. I think that's why I didn't care for the FBI Season 4 Pitch (that now NEVER happened thankfully). So now four people signed officially (Kristen, Jason, Rico, and "the waiter"). I'm sure Percy, Francis and Ryan are next. Francis hinted that much on his birthday and Percy kind of tweeted about it also. :)