Thursday, August 14, 2008

Whedon squashes SERENITY sequel rumors

Since Comic-Con in San Diego three weeks ago, there have been rumors circulating again about a Serenity sequel. You see, Summer Glau, sitting on the Sarah Connor Chronicles panel, made the mistake of saying she was ready, willing, and able to do another Firefly-based movie, although she added that if there wasn’t a Serenity sequel, she’d “feel at peace” with that. Of course, rabid browncoats heard the first part of Glau’s statement and, while gasping with excitement, totally missed the second half.

Anyway, Firefly creator Joss Whedon, now immersed in his new Fox TV series Dollhouse, has put the kibosh to Serenity sequel rumors. He says that although he and the cast are ready to make another film, no studio is willing to launch one.

Ah, well… We can always stick Serenity back in the DVD player anytime we want. And if you’d like to watch that movie with ten other diehard browncoats, why not download the feature-length fan commentary available right here at Hey, Want to Watch a Movie? It’s a long podcast — about two and a half hours — with almost 22 minutes spent on everybody getting their favorite beverages in hand and cueing up the DVD, so the MP3 file is pretty gorram big. But it’s all a lot of fun.

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At 9:52 AM, Blogger fancastfan said...

I wonder how much of his hesitance is the desire not to screw up a great thing. How many times have we eagerly waited for a sequel and then it comes along and it's ugh, why did they bother. If you are into The Sarah Connor Chronicles, BTW, your readers may be interested in the Fancast interview with Rob Hall, the special effects mastermind on the show - he talks about CGI and the backlash against it.

And speaking of Joss, all three parts of his great "Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog" are joined together at Fancast.

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Well, to give them browncoats the benefit of the doubt, I'd gasp with excitement if Glau recited a recipe for biscuits.

But then, I'm a dirty old man....



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