Joss Whedon Talks about the ‘Veronica Mars’ Kickstarter (Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Yet, Browncoats)
When 'Veronica Mars's Kickstarter movie soared past its goal of two million dollars yesterday, it was apparent that a new paradigm could be approaching for cult shows. Which led many (including us) to think about some of Joss Whedon's projects that have passionate fanbases but haven't always had big audiences. Whedon realized that as well, and so he gave an interview so he could address it, and not be bothered about it again -- at least for a while.
Whedon talked to Buzzfeed, knowing that if he didn't give an interview right away, people would pester him to see if 'Veronica Mars's success would lead to a relaunch of either 'Dollhouse' or a 'Serenity' sequel. Whedon's reply:
I've said repeatedly that I would love to make another movie with these 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.
So there you are. Maybe in three years when he's done with 'The Avengers 2.' And perhaps by then we'll have a better handle on how Kickstarter could work for something like this.