So - a possible Serenity sequel? Alan Tudyk seems to think so:
Serenity 2 A New Hope?
Date : October 4, 2007 Writer : Clint Morris
I love ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œFireflyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ so much so every time IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d see it IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d squeeze its cheeks, bring it in closer and share saliva with it. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a show that had the danglers to say ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œscrew you! WeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re not going anywhere!ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? despite the fact the network yanked it after 12 episodes. And then, just when it looked like it was done, it remerged as a full-length mother-hoppinÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ movie ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ and by golly if it didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t bring a lump to George LucasÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s throat.
When Alan Tudyk told me on the phone this morning that a sequel to ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSerenityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s the name of the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œFireflyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? movie for those whoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve been up at Guantanamo Bay for the past couple of years ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ could be happening I just about dropped the phone (I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t though, because the last time I did that it landed in the loo. Fried itself. And as a consequence, I lost all my numbers.) Tudyk says the newly-released ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSerenity : Special EditionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ DVD has been selling so hot, that thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s talk in doing another movie.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThey had to put [the new DVD] out because theyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve been selling out of the other one and so UniversalÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s like ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“So, letÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s do another oneÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢. And nowÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s now a chance thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s going to be another movieÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?.
Tudyk agrees that even if it was a direct-to-DVD movie, itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d still be worthwhile. Especially since the whole DVD sequel is a big trend.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt really isÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?, says Tudyk. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œEverybody in the Firefly crew ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ and that includes the ones who died in the movie ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ are excited about the prospect of doing anotherÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?.
Nathan Fillion, says Tudyk, is especially keen. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe were out a couple of weeks ago together at a party and there was a bunch of people there, and he was like ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Oh, look weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re BrowncoatsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?.
Great to hear FillionÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s still as crazy as ever about wearing the Tightpants again.
Tudyk says he heard from creator Joss Whedon a few weeks back ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ but mainly about TudykÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s role in the new Western ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œ3:10 to YumaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHe sent me an email when it first came out because at first he thought I was a different character ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ by the trailerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?, he laughs. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHe was like ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“My god! YouÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re playing such a bad-ass!ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ That was Ben Foster, who is such a bad-ass in that movie, and is just brilliant, just brilliant, and we both have a similar look ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ we both have polish genes ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ and anyway, Joss writes back ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Sorry, I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t realise you were the sympathetic funny character ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ how would cast you as that?ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢. Joss, that would be you!ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?.
The actor, who appears in the new Frank Oz film ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDeath at a FuneralÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?, is absolutely blown-away by the life ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œFireflyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? has had. HeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s even headed downunder next week to appear at a science fiction convention. It amazes him even more that he got to do a feature film version of his 12-episode series. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s wild; you donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t see that happen until years later when it becomes a campy spoof of the thing. But even then, shows like Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky and Hutch were huge hits [from the beginning, and they didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t do movies straight away] this was something that was a hit only with a group of people and it just grew.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚?
Likely to happen before a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œSerenityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? sequel though is an ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI, RobotÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? sequel. Tudyk visited the set of Will SmithÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s latest movie ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI am LegendÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚? to talk about the movie recently, and says heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d be super excited to play Sonny the robot again.
Yep, but what about Wash? Now that thereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s the shizzle.