7 replies on “Serenity 2 Rumors”

  1. Timeshredder says:

    Who knows?
    I’d like a sequel if it were a good sequel.

    Meatballs birthed THREE sequels and there’s talk of a remake. Meatballs gets three sequels and the studios wonder if there’s an audience for another Firefly flick?

    • wook says:

      Re: Who knows?

      I’d like a sequel if it were a good sequel.

      Meatballs birthed THREE sequels and there’s talk of a remake. Meatballs gets three sequels and the studios wonder if there’s an audience for another Firefly flick?

      Yes, and each Meatballs film is not much more expensive than
      the last. But each Serenity film is significantly more expensive (leads + FX) than the last. If the take is only
      60% of the prior release (historically, this is the case), then at a certain point the studio is confident that a sequel loses money.

  2. Damien says:

    avp2 – looks half decent
    Amusingly AVP2 may be one of the rare flicks where the sequel is better than the original. AVP was the worst of either the Alien or Predator franchises, and the trailer for #2 suggests they’re being true to the material. We shall see.

    Damien

    • y42 says:

      Re: avp2 – looks half decent

      Amusingly AVP2 may be one of the rare flicks where the sequel is better than the original. AVP was the worst of either the Alien or Predator franchises, and the trailer for #2 suggests they’re being true to the material. We shall see.

      Well, this time around, they seem to have taken their heads out of their asses and decided that taking two classic NC17 movies and making a PG13 waste-of-cellulose out of it wasn’t the beast idea ever.
      It might not suck. Maybe… with luck. Lots of luck.

  3. rickyjames says:

    Gulp…
    Oh, no. No no no no nooooooooooooo.

    I just don’t know if I’ve got it in me to ride the Serenity bandwagon one more time.

    I’ve never considered myself a Trekkie and George Lucas lost me long ago in a movie theatre far, far away. I’ve watched with detached sadness when Nikita and Max sank into the muck becasue the writers didn’t know what to do with such beauties. I stuck with Doggett and Reyes (sigh) and Scully (double sigh) to the very end. I think BSG is a masterpiece but like a painting I watch it from an emotional distance and just marvel at its artistry.

    But dammit I love Firefly and I am always gonna be a Browncoat. Even after Serenity tore my guts out and drove a stake the size of a telephone pole through my heart when it destroyed the mythic family I chose to join in spirit.

    I hate to say this, but maybe its time to just let well enough alone and not take the chance of debasing perfection further.

    For now, I’ll wait patiently to find out what happened to Michael Weston when they closed the door on the truck on Burn Notice. Check out the Season 1 reruns on USA Network – GREAT show. Mike and Sam and Fiona and Mom, a family on a quest and in danger worth being emotionally attached to – it’s Firefly lite, and quite enjoyable as such….

    As for Serenity 2? Please, Joss, I beg you, don’t hurt me anymore…

    • Fozzy_Bear says:

      Re: Gulp…


      (quote re-arranged for topical emphasis)

      For now, I’ll wait patiently to find out what happened to Michael Weston when they closed the door on the truck on Burn Notice. Check out the Season 1 reruns on USA Network – GREAT show.

      I hate to say this, but maybe its time to just let well enough alone and not take the chance of debasing perfection further. … Please, Joss, I beg you, don’t hurt me anymore…

      1st – Burn Notice… Heck yeah. Everyone should consider this a second heart-fealt recommendation. That show ROCKS and anything with Bruce Campell is worth watching at least once!

      2nd (and more importantly)
      So, what your saying Ricky is that you are too hurt by the loss of Wash to continue on living (in that universe) and you just want it all to end…
      Well, my friend, depression is a natural state in the greiving process and all I can tell you is that you shouldn’t give up. There is beauty and wonder all around (especially in THAT universe) and you can’t let the passing of a friend blind you to that.

      And besides…. Consider the source…. That does it tell you if the rumors of this movie are comming from THIS PARTICULAR person?????

      • rickyjames says:

        Re: Gulp…

        Deep sigh. OK, bottom line. Yeah, if they make Serenity 2 (or even Serenity 3 if any of the characters survive to read THAT script) I’m gonna be there front row center on the nearest pre-release showing….

        I. Am. A. Browncoat.

        But it’s gonna be a rough ride and I am afraid not only for the characters but for the memory of a very special franchise.

        I stand by what I’ve said before here on Bureau 42. The key to understanding Firefly is to understand the various (and all accurate) definitions of the word "hero" as defined literally in the show itself. In Firefly, a hero was somebody who risks getting killed for others so the goals of the other’s life may be realized (Simon and River). In Serenity, a hero is somebody who gets others killed (Book and Wash) so the goals of his own life may be realized. In Serenity 2, the only definition left is that a hero is somebody that gives his life so others may live. The ultimate realization is that the people themselves are more important and precious than the goals.

        This means Mal is doomed. And while that’s inevitible and always has been, I just wish we could get more than 4 hours of post-Firefly before it happens. If Firefly had stayed on the air for seven seasons, we would have gotten to that final point slowly with equal measures of sweet and bitter that would on the balance be the true bittersweet essence of what made Firefly so special.

        Having to cram the rest of Mal’s mythic character arc after Firefly into 4 hours instead of 7 seasons is gonna be nothing but a bitter swallow all the way down with no time available for the counterbalancing sweet – tho sounds like an attempt will be made with happy Wash flashbacks.

        Not to worry, tho – Serenity 3 is gonna be an easy sell. No old farts like Book or married couples like Wash to spoil appeal to the coveted under-30 movie goer market who will jump at the chance to see Babes In Space – Zoe, Kaylee, River, and Inara on and endless Slayer adventure with Simon for eye candy and Jane for comic relief !!!

        Hey, it worked for Buffy.

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