Are Plans for ‘Serenity 2’ in the Works?
Posted Oct 4th 2007 1:02PM by Monika Bartyzel
Filed under: Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, RumorMonger, Remakes and Sequels
The ever-lovable, wonder-writer/director Joss Whedon needs to get a few projects on the go. After running himself ragged with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, he brought the world a small helping of Firefly, a pretty kick-arse movie adaptation Serenity, almost made Wonder Woman, and continued the story of the slayers in comic form. Having handed over the reigns on that, what’s left to do? It’s not like Veronica Mars is still around for him to guest on! Well, he’s still working on his supernatural Goners script after getting a bunch of studio notes, but Whedon never takes it easy, so it’s not a surprise that after reviving his first beloved series, there’s rumors of a Serenity 2.
Oh yes, the Browncoats might come back — not necessarily to the big screen, but to DVD. While the film’s box office didn’t live up to expectations, it has, unsurprisingly, had a heck of a stint on disc. Moviehole recently chatted with Alan Tudyk (Wash), and he said: "They had to put [the new DVD] out because they’ve been selling out of the other one, and so Universal’s like ‘So, let’s do another one.’ And now… there’s now a chance there’s going to be another movie." Well, this is just about the most solid Whedon rumor you can get. While he always has a million potential projects swimming in his head, it’s big news if the studios can see an audience and get interested in the idea.
So, does this make you giggle with schoolgirl-like glee? If so, keep picking up those DVDs and we might just see Serenity fly again! But heck, they could even keep the ship docked the entire time and show a lot of Summer Glau butt-kicking. Who wouldn’t be up for more of that!?