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Rob Thomas Gives Actual Details On The Plot Of The Veronica Mars Movie


We were excited to hear of a Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter, thrilled when it was fully funded (and then some!), and then left to wait in horrible anticipation until it actually came to fruition. Luckily, some fine folks thought to ask creator Rob Thomas what he has in store for dear ol’ Veronica in said film and he obligingly gave a few details. 

While some of us might have been hoping to see the future version of Veronica we got a sneak peek of in Thomas’ “Season 4 trailer,” what we’ll be getting is something between that and where we left her in Season 3. In an interview with TV Line he said:

She transferred away from Hearst college after that freshman year and went up to Stanford and finished her undergraduate degree. And then she went to Columbia Law School. She’s certainly been back to Neptune from time to time to see her dad and Mac and Wallace, but she hasn’t worked a PI case since the last one we all saw in the final episode of Season 3. She ruined her dad’s chance for re-election and she decided that that path had caused too much chaos in her life. And so she hasn’t worked a PI case in nine years. And when we meet her, she’s sort of like where Tom Cruise was in the beginning of The Firm. She’s between having graduated and taken the bar and she’s interviewing at various law firms in New York.

All I can say is, thank god she went to another college. The awful trap high school shows fall in, Buffy comes to mind, is when the cast all has to stay in town for the show to survive and smart people (like Willow) don’t get the opportunity to go to someplace like Yale or Harvard.

While we’ll be seeing some characters return, Thomas also mentioned the movie wouldn’t get too bogged down with past storylines so it could be accessible for new viewers. “Veronica will survive the movie,” he made sure to say. “I can’t promise anyone else does though. But there will be an opportunity for Veronica do to her thing again.”

Thomas also said Veronica’s relationship with her father will play a big role and that she’ll have a boyfriend who won’t be Logan. In fact, she hasn’t seen him in nine years. What do you think of this direction?

(via /Film)

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  • Anonymous

    They promised Logan smoulder in the video plea. Logan had better smoulder, people! With angst! (Probably at not having seen VMars in 9 years….)

  • Anonymous

    I suspect Logan has a nigh-unlimited supply of both smoulder and angst. His family invested in the 90′s, and now they own an entire warehouse full. :P

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Long as we all can remember that Logan didn’t fall too far from his family tree. Wasn’t practically the last scene with him violently beating a couple guys that were here harassing Veronica? I can’t imagine that would be a healthy relationship for her to remain in.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Long as we all can remember that Logan didn’t fall too far from his family tree. Wasn’t practically the last scene with him violently beating a couple guys that were here harassing Veronica? I can’t imagine that would be a healthy relationship for her to remain in.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Long as we all can remember that Logan didn’t fall too far from his family tree. Wasn’t practically the last scene with him violently beating a couple guys that were here harassing Veronica? I can’t imagine that would be a healthy relationship for her to remain in.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Long as we all can remember that Logan didn’t fall too far from his family tree. Wasn’t practically the last scene with him violently beating a couple guys that were here harassing Veronica? I can’t imagine that would be a healthy relationship for her to remain in.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    If she was dating Logan, there would be no hope for the two of them to end up together. Her dating someone else is perfect. All he has to do is whistle.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    If she was dating Logan, there would be no hope for the two of them to end up together. Her dating someone else is perfect. All he has to do is whistle.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    If she was dating Logan, there would be no hope for the two of them to end up together. Her dating someone else is perfect. All he has to do is whistle.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    If she was dating Logan, there would be no hope for the two of them to end up together. Her dating someone else is perfect. All he has to do is whistle.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    Well, Logan never got the awesomeness of beating a guy while that’s amore swelled in the background…

    But nine years is a lot of time for both of them to grow up.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    Well, Logan never got the awesomeness of beating a guy while that’s amore swelled in the background…

    But nine years is a lot of time for both of them to grow up.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    Well, Logan never got the awesomeness of beating a guy while that’s amore swelled in the background…

    But nine years is a lot of time for both of them to grow up.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    Well, Logan never got the awesomeness of beating a guy while that’s amore swelled in the background…

    But nine years is a lot of time for both of them to grow up.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Young rich white kids raised in a violent house and practice violent behavior themselves don’t typically join a Buddhist temple and start practising pacificism and Veronica Mars’ is a show set in a semi-noir or neo-noir universe…so I’d be very surprised if he’s a changed person.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    Would be disappointed if he was fundamentally altered. But nine years removed from said violent father and potential for therapy. He could be much different. Positively or negatively really. He could have drowned his sorrows for the last nine years. He could have gotten into something shady and need his fat pulled out of the fire. Or he could just look like he had and have Veronica jump to some bad conclusions and so miss real culprits.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Good point, she did blame him for an overwhelming amount of shit that he didn’t actually do.

  • http://twitter.com/kouredios kouredios

    Not having seen Logan in 9 years gives us a great opportunity for angst and smoldering. Not having done a PI case in 9 years gives us a great opportunity for V to get giddy with joy at being able to do her thing again. I really like where this is going.

  • Kate Reynolds

    I still ship Logan/Veronica

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t Veronica lose her college money twice over (three times if you count bailing on her shot at the scholarship), and that was why she couldn’t go to Stanford?

  • Brian

    I ship the following: Cliff McCormack/Vinnie Van Lowe, Sacks/Sacks’ Mustache, Veronica/A Number of Bland White Guys She Has No Chemistry With. That last one is just so I don’t get disappointed. Hey, it’s confirmed Piz is in the movie. So there’s that.

  • http://twitter.com/Nerdlyweds Nerdlyweds

    Less popularly, I ship Veronica Mars and Stosh “Piz” Piznarski. :) But really, I’d love Troy to make an appearance!

  • Anonymous

    You know what? Leo was nice. He was good for her. Though the relationship was rather jailbait-y

  • Anonymous

    Fancy schools can afford to have generous financial aid. It can actually be cheaper to go to a school like Harvard than it is to go to a state school, because even though tuition is higher, they’ll cover more of your demonstrated need.

  • Anonymous

    I just kinda want Veronica and Wallace bro times.
    and Mac…
    and angsty smoulder…
    and for Piz to be a bit less lame…
    I’m really exited.

  • http://twitter.com/Cat_Eh Cat A.

    I guess that means we’re ignoring the unaired season 4 trailer that had FBI stuff?

  • Kate Reynolds

    I always thought she had the best chemistry with Logan. Their relationship was swinging wildly from sweet to scary and back again, if they could find a balance I think it could work. They were also more equal in their relationship than I saw with Veronica and any other guy.

  • Brian

    She had the best chemistry with Wallace and Weevil. While on the one hand, it was nice to see a platonic friendship on TV, it would have been nicer to see an interracial relationship that bloomed naturally out of character work, and not just have Veronica paired up with dull, mostly rich white people.