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Joss Whedon not ready for 'Firefly' Kickstarter

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Joss Whedon has downplayed the possibility of a Firefly Kickstarter campaign.

His fan favourite show has featured on many wish lists following Veronica Mars's success on the crowdfunding site early in the week.

Serenity

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'Firefly' cast



"My fourth feeling when I read about [it] was a kind of dread," Whedon told Buzzfeed about Kickstarter. "Because I realised the only thing that would be on everybody's mind right now.

"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 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."

Joss Whedon
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Joss Whedon



Whedon previously followed up the show - which ran for a single season in 2002 and 2003 - with the 2005 film Serenity.

The writer/director shared some of his misgivings about the potential of Kickstarter to fund a film.

"I think anything we could get off the ground would be appreciated by the fans, but what form it would take is I think under some debate," he continued.

"For me, [Kickstarter] doesn't just open the floodgates. God knows, things are cheaper now than when we made even Serenity. Good effects can be done in a different manner.

Nathan Fillion as captain Reynolds in 'Firefly'

Nathan Fillion as captain Reynolds in 'Firefly'

Veronica Mars - Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell in 'Veronica Mars'



"Nor is that universe all about spectacle either. But it is a tad more expensive - and a little all-consuming!

"And of course, there's the other fear: What if it's not that good? I can do something that's not that good - that's fine. But if I do that and it's not that good, I'm going to feel really stupid."

Whedon is currently working on Avengers 2, which will debut on May 1, 2015.

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