With the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter movie project it’s no surprise that people are pondering the possibility of a crowdfunded Firefly movie. However, Joss Whedon tells BuzzFeed that a Firefly movie is not on the cards in the near future:
My fourth feeling when I read about [the Veronica Mars Kickstarter] 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.
Of course, Whedon has already created a follow up movie to Firefly in the shape of the 2005 film Serenity. The writer/helmer expressed his concerns over the potential pitfalls of another movie or more Firefly episodes funded through Kickstarter:
I think anything we could get off the ground would be appreciated by the fans. But what form it would take is I think under some debate.
For me, [Kickstarter] doesn’t just open the floodgates [..] 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 dothat and it’s not that good, I’m going to feel really stupid.