If there’s one series that has managed to maintain a life after its metaphorical death it’s Firefly. Airing only eleven of the fourteen episodes over its four months on television, the Joss Whedon series earned a feature film and a cult following that has continued to grow, but even that hasn’t made the studios of Hollywood consider a revival.
Even so, Firefly‘s gang of “Browncoats” have continued to keep the show alive at conventions and fan made projects. Whedon himself has said he would like to see the series return one day.
Still, the man is aware that is plate is a bit full at the moment, revealing in a recent interview with The Toronto Sun that if he does ever go back, it won’t be any time soon. Read on after the jump.
Joss and his history with the series:
“When I made Serenity, I said here’s one thing I’ll never do again — a movie based on something that some people know about and some people don’t, with tons of characters who all know each other and who you have to introduce. And then my second movie was The Avengers.”
The Avengers franchise contained a cast of characters, almost all of whom who have had successful films on their own. We all know Joss had a ball with the project and Marvel has surely rewarded him handsomely, but could he repeat that formula with Serenity 2: Even shinier?
“I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show,” Whedon said. “Possibly one monkey.”
So a single, leading “monkey” feature, that doesn’t withdraw the possibility of Whedon approaching Fox, who own the rights to Firefly, to attempt another go with just a single lead character. That single character would most likely be Nathan Fillion. After all, the man is the leading face of the franchise; ladies love him, fans have petitioned for his return to that signature overcoat and the Canadian export is always willing to support his friend.
As long as Joss has it on the back burner the chance for a Firefly series or Serenity sequel in the stars is still there, albeit slim, but it’s there.
Source: Cinema Blend