With a level of meticulousness of which Veronica herself would be proud, we've compiled a list of the top ten facts we learned about the movie at Comic-Con.
1) The movie will have "a Godfather III theme" to it, according to creator Rob Thomas. He's presumably referring to the fact that Veronica has been retired from her own family business, Mars Investigations, for nine years, but he didn't elaborate, which leaves this open to some pretty enjoyable speculation.
2) The first scene Bell shot was with Jason Dohring. She said: "We just kept staring at each other saying, 'Are we really here right now? Are they really letting us do this?'"
3) The conflict of the film, at least early on, comes from Veronica being pulled back into this life that she thought she had left behind. She left it behind with good reason, too, so expect some conflict with Keith (Enrico Colantoni) arising from her return.
4) Bearing this in mind, what could possibly persuade Veronica back into the business? Well, as hinted at in the Comic-Con footage, Logan's in trouble. Although the pair haven't seen each other in years, the magnetism is still present and correct.
5) While this is unlikely to be Bell's first line in the entire movie, the first line she shot was this zinger: "Charming drink names. I can't decide between a Beast With Two Backs and a Donkey Punch. Ooh, do you think they'd let me order a Virgin Devirginator?" Are these the cocktails on offer at Neptune High's ten-year reunion? They sound more like the work of Dick Casablancas to us.
6) Veronica's past could end up being more of a hindrance than a help, as she applies for jobs as a lawyer in New York. One interviewer raises an eyebrow at the number of cases she was involved in before her eighteenth birthday, asking what this kind of behaviour says about a person. "Compulsive," she admits. "Addictive personality, possible adrenalin junkie."
To speculate for a minute, we're thinking the arc of the movie may see Veronica realising that she's better suited to field work as a PI than she is to a desk job, however fancy the view or sizeable the salary.
7) Adding credence to this theory is Thomas's confirmation that the new Veronica Mars novels will be set after the movie. We're thinking it'd be a whole lot easier to write those books with Veronica working as a PI again, rather than a hotshot New York lawyer who works cases in her spare time.
8) While both Thomas and Chris Lowell are very aware of the divided fan reaction to Piz, the character is back in a major way, and they're pulling out the big guns to try and get you to like him this time around. That's right – he makes a Joss Whedon reference. Early on.
9) Don't expect a lot of references to Lilly Kane, Aaron Echolls, Beaver or the series mythology in general. "We want people to be able to go in fresh," Thomas explained. "We want the movie to be the start of something, and we need to go big if that's going to happen."
That being said, there will be plenty of easter eggs for fans to appreciate, but they'l be unobtrusive to new converts - think JJ Abrams's balance of old and new in Star Trek Into Darkness.
10) The movie is planned for release in January or February 2014. Thomas is keen to make more films if the box office returns allow for it, but he'd rather do it through the regular channels than through Kickstarter again.
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