Whedon: No Serenity Sequel

Joss Whedon confirms that there aren’t any plans for a sequel to Serenity, thus:

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.

3 replies on “Whedon: No Serenity Sequel”

  1. Maybe it’s for the best
    As much as I loved Firefly and Serenity, maybe it’s best for Joss to let sleeping dogs lie.

    We have close to 16 hours of a nearly perfect story. No alternate canons, sequels or prequels to mess it all up. Don’t get me wrong, it would be great to see more, but, at what cost?

    It’s far better to legendary than just another commodity on the shelves with my other DVD’s.

  2. Clarification of Non-News
    This made a lot of buzz, but it needs to be put in context.

    Joss was trying to quell some unfounded rumors from left field … when he did that, the blogs caught fire with the idea that he had closed the book completley — which wasn’t his point, and which subsequently required him to provide even more clarification…

    Holy Mother of Oats! I turn my back for five minutes […] and the interweb goes banoonoos! Isn’t there any ACTUAL news to get wrong?
    Once I create a verse I never let go of it. And figuring out how much of my energy should be devoted to reawakening the projects you all love with the actors and characters I all love, and how much should be forging ahead and creating entirely new works (which you are contractually obligated to love) is exhausting.
    The other world, the marketplace, I don’t even begin to understand or predict. All these rumor of projects or the death of projects… When the two worlds align and something actually happens, whatever it is, you guys know I’ll be on this site as soon as I’m allowed to be. And I’ll be very very clear. There is no news. Not never, just now.

  3. The 1st movie "killed off" chances for a 2nd…
    I’m not that surprised, nor am I necessarily disappointed. Let’s be honest, a lot of fans can’t see a way forward after the changes that occurred in the first movie. The formula is simply changed too much, and some of the more interesting avenues of development are cut off.

    Meanwhile, a prequel would only satisfy hardcore fans who want to see some of the individual character backstories fleshed out. Not really movie material, IMHO.

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