Joss Whedon Confirms Serenity Sequel Is A No Go

Although we like to take jabs at Joss Whedon fans here from time to time, I’ll admit that I liked Firefly a lot (and Serenity too, although not quite as much) and I wouldn’t have minded if the characters could continue on either through more movies or a renewed TV series. But I am realistic and I know that the disappointing box office performance of Serenity proved that it only had a small (but fanatical) following and that a sequel is simply not feasible. Unfortunately, there are many obsessive Browncoats who refuse to give up hope, claiming that the worldwide DVD sales of Serenity might make up for it. Alas… no. This is not the case. On the Whedonesque forums a couple days ago, the lord of the fanboys himself tried to break the news gently: “There’s no sequel, no secret project regarding Serenity or somesuch and I’m not even sure how anyone thought there was talk there. I’ve seen Nathan and Tim (and Summer and Alan) recently because they’re my friends because I’m so, yeah, awesome. So let’s put that to bed and smother it with a pillow.” I don’t expect this confirmation to lessen the obsession that some people have with Firefly, but maybe in time people can learn to move on. If it’s any consolation, Whedon will be taking over writing duties from Brian K. Vaughn on Marvel’s Runaways comic in April.

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  • Even as a browncoat I can’t say I’m surprised to hear these news. Some fans will continue to moan and bitch about it but the rest of us are happy with a great TV show and a good film.

  • thesecretsafe

    It makes sense from a business standpoint but when you go to any sci-fi convention and see the amount of enthusiasm for Serenity/Firefly it is strange to think that this universe was not handled better.
    I never watched Buffy but when Firefly was released on DVD I became hooked.Firefly followed a crew of underdogs fans grew to love and root for even after cancelation.People who have not watched the series or the movie should check both out.

  • Well I guess it’s just fair to say that a group of Serenity fans at a convention aren’t representative of what the entire movie-going public want to see.

  • roy

    Jay C.
    October 3rd, 2006 16:16

    “Well I guess it’s just fair to say that a group of Serenity fans at a convention aren’t representative of what the entire movie-going public want to see.”

    Wrong Jay C.! Serenity fans are the ENTIRE movie-going public!

  • darkbhudda

    I don’t know what the ad campaigns were like in the US, but the Aussie ones were atrocious.

    They were so bad they turned people off from seeing the movie.

  • Jez

    Marketing was the problem for Firefly. If it was advertised properly it would have been as popular as Star Trek (even though I hate that series). I work for Fox and I have to say that even now Firefly series DVD’s arent huge but they are not dropping like every other release. If this keeps up, with its slowly increasing popularity, maybe…..