As the story goes, Mal (Nathan Fillion), Wash (Alan Tudyk), Zoe (Gina Torres), and Kaylee (Jewel Staite) showed up to the Javits Center on Saturday to a filled ballroom. It was during this time that the cast confirmed that they would definitely be down for a second season.
“Full-time, please,” Fillion said.
“Otherwise they would cast new people,” Staite said.
“And nobody wants that,” Torres added to thunderous applause”
How has this cast not gotten another show after all these years. If you’ve read anything else I’ve written, then you’d know I’m a big believer in crowdfunding. Video game developers do it and even movie makers do it! Remember Veronica Mars? They Kickstarted that movie to a $2.5 million budget in over 24 hours. Just recently, Tudyk created a web series through crowdfunding. His campaign raised $3.1 million. So why can’t Joss Whedon and company do the same thing? Well, Whedon already answered this question – two years ago it seems. In an interview regarding the Veronica Mars Kickstarter, Whedon had this to say about the matter,
“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.”
Simply put, the man is just too busy right now. And that was two year ago. You also have to remember that Veronica Mars was a movie about a female detective who lived near the beach. Firefly is a western sci-fi that takes place in a post apocalyptic space universe. So, it would probably need a bigger budget than $2-3 million.
For a video of the entire New York Comic Con panel, check out the video below.