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[Movies] Joss Whedon Says He's Not Giving Up on Firefly
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.04.2013

Joss Whedon recently said that he's still got dreams of resurrecting his fan-favorite franchise Firefly. As you know if you have any geek cred at all, Firefly ran for one season on FOX and was horribly mistreated by the network (original pilot not aired until halfway through the season, episodes run out of order, surprise pre-emptions, et cetera) before being canceled; the series then became a film, Serenity, which released in 2005 to critical acclaim but mediocre box office. It remains one of the shows that has the most vocal support for a resurrection of some sort.

Speaking with the Toronto Sun, Whedon said of the end of Firefly, "I'll never really accept it. And I always, in the back of my head, think, 'What if I could get the old gang back together?'"

And if he could? "Well, you know, it's something I would love to do," Whedon said. "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."

Of course, Whedon is busy with The Avengers 2, not to mention Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D, but he still has dreams of his first sci-fi series, even if the amount of work he has on his plate makes it unlikely. "Part of me is like, 'God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that.'...I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show," Whedon said. "Possibly one monkey."


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