'Firefly' Not Headed to Kickstarter, But Maybe 'Pushing Daisies'
Fans of Veronica Mars are still celebrating that they've successfully paid to give Warner Bros. another film in their schedule, but because the pleasure of others means nothing, non-Veronica Mars fans have quickly moved on to asking what this Kickstarter revival thing might mean for canceled shows they like. Here are some answers.
For Firefly vocal fan base, it won't mean a lot--at least not for a long time. Though Whedon's legions of loyal zealots would seem the perfect candidates to throw some money at something, the writer-director just sat down with Buzzfeed to remind everyone how he has some other kind of big things going right now. Said Whedon:
"I've said repeatedly that I would love to make another movie with these [Firefly] 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."
Meanwhile, for fans of Pushing Daisies, it sounds like Kickstarter may indeed be the way for that series to finally get the closure fans and creator Bryan Fuller always hoped for. Someone just has to please explain to Fuller how one kickstarts something.
In a new interview with HitFix, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas said he's already heard interest from Fully on the subject, saying:
"I did get an email from Bryan Fuller earlier today saying, 'Hey, can you jump on the phone with me at some point? I know you're busy, but I would love to talk to you about how this thing works.' And I know it was specifically for Pushing Daisies."
Finally, fans of the series Rules of Engagement can delight is knowing they, too, will be getting more of their beloved series, as that show continues to air unhindered by the need for viewer contributions. Laugh along with David Spade and the rest of the gang Mondays on CBS.