Browncoats have continually held out hope they would get more of their beloved Firefly. Is it time to let go? See what Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion recently had to say on the subject and decide for yourself.
As much as I love Firefly, I never actually believed we’d see more of it after Serenity hit theaters but some fans are relentless. Even though many of the actors have moved onto other, steady gigs, they think getting the band back together is not just feasible, but a great idea.
Whedon did an interview with Coming Soon, recently in which he discussed the reality of it all from his perspective:
Right now I’m happy to say everybody is working doing good jobs. There’s a real fear of ‘The Monkey’s Paw,’ you know? You bring it back to life and it isn’t the same. Even if it’s GREAT and it isn’t the same. I’m dying to get on a ship with those guys again, but I’m also doing yet another goddamn huge ensemble movie ['The Avengers 2']. Why can’t I do a movie about just one guy? So right now I can’t even access that part of my brain. If all the planets align that would be great, but I’m not going to do what I did the first time and move heaven and earth to make it happen.
And then Fillion spoke to HitFix about it during press for Monsters University. “You know, that was a project that…it lived for so short a time and such a long time ago, I would look at that as an impossibility,” he said. “Joss Whedon made a movie of it, something I also considered an impossibility, so I look at that and say, ‘Where is the hope?’ But knowing Joss Whedon…I try not to underestimate that man.”
If you watch the video of that interview, you can tell Fillion is trying to leave it open for fans to hope but doesn’t really have any himself. We’ve seen the fans’ passion over and over, but passion only goes so far when it comes to actors’ and creators’ lives.
When a Kickstarter notion came up a while back, Whedon said, “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.”
I know a lot of you will never, ever give up hope. But don’t forget, if you need a Firefly fix, Dark Horse Comics puts out some really great Serenity titles.