Most Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter supporters are still eagerly anticipating the release this weekend, though the ones able to shell out the big bucks have already seen it. But like most things in Hollywood, sequel talk starts early and Veronica Mars is no exception. Meanwhile, how would you like to make money off your (non-smutty) Veronica Mars fanfic? Amazon has just the thing…
Actors and creators spoke with The Hollywood Reporter at the L.A. premiere of the film recently and got a few more details about The CW web series spinoff on the way. Originally, I thought the idea of Ryan Hansen being the star was a joke. It’s not. “It’s me trying to get a spinoff with Dick, and all the [cast] will be in it,” including Bell, he told THR.
And what about the possibility of a sequel to the new film?
“I was talking about the sequel before this one was even finished,” [Kristen] Bell told THR. “There is a number that, if we hit it, will be very, very, very easy for them to make a sequel, and I think it’s a very possible number.”
Added [Rob] Thomas: “If movie does well — it’s not the most expensive movie in world — I think Kristen would love to do it, I would love to do it. Fingers crossed the movie warrants one.”
Could the story of said sequel come from one very talented fan? Probably not, but they can still create their own version.
We’ve talked about Kindle Worlds before but according to their site, “Kindle Worlds is a publication submission platform where you choose a licensed World, read the Content Guidelines for that World, write your story, upload that story, create a cover using free images or your own image, and accept a publishing contract with Amazon Publishing.” There’s a bunch of small print of course but the idea is fanfic writers get a small share of the profits. Not everyone is thrilled with the idea.
Now Veronica Mars has been added to the library of content you’re allowed to pull from. Yes, depending on the outcome of the movie, you can keep the Veronica/Logan dream alive ALL BY YOURSELF. Or, if you’re like me, Veronica/Weevil. Or you could write the Veronica/Mac take on the world story you always knew was the only eventual outcome of the series.
In other Amazon news, they’ve just decided to up the price of their Prime service to $99 a year. According to Deadline, “CFO Tom Szkutak told analysts that Amazon was considering the price hike because ‘during this nine year period shipping cost have gone up a lot, fuel cost have gone up a lot.’” Student members will pay $49.