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We’re still not over Firefly – and apparently, neither is Joss Whedon. But how likely is a revival of the ill-fated Fox series that was cancelled over 10 years ago?

Between the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. television series and the second Avengers movie, Joss Whedon is a busy man. His resume includes such cult classics as Buffy, Dollhouse and Angel, but it is Firefly which still holds a special place in his heart.

And speaking to the Toronto Sun, Whedon admits that, “I’ll never really accept [the cancellation], and I always, in the back of my head, think, ‘What if I could get the old gang back together?’” he says. Deep breaths, fandom.

Whedon also reveals that it is still a dream of his to return to the series. “It’s something I would love to do,” he says.

But could they actually pull an Arrested Development or Boy Meets World and get the Serenity crew together again, after 10 years? “Part of me is like, ‘God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that,’” Whedon says, but with all the actors busy with other projects, we shouldn’t get our hopes up too much.

“I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show. Possibly one monkey,” Whedon jokes.

As logistically unlikely as another season or movie might be, we’re gonna choose to stay optimistic though – the Firefly fandom has proved remarkably strong, and last year at the San Diego Comic-Con, the powers that be managed to gather together the entire cast for a special reunion panel. So keep your fingers crossed, Browncoats!

  • Caroline

    As much as I would love this to happen (spoiler: the amount of desire I have for more footage of Serenity’s crew isn’t even describable in words), I feel like every time someone from Firefly mentions how much they love/miss it, & would love to do it again it’s picked up by news sites as “omgz Firefly might be coming back!”–not that you’re doing that Selina, your title and content were appropriate/accurate–but I get frustrated by how sensationalized these things get–(i.e. remember ‘Help Nathan Buy Firefly”?). Mainly because it gets my hopes up, which I’m not gonna let happen until I’m literally sitting and watching more of the show.

    With that out of the way though—squee, wouldn’t it be the best if, by some amazing sequence of events, it actually happened?! But, for obvious reasons that I won’t spoil for readers, I would be kinda sad if it came back and Serenity was canon. I would hope some…creative license could occur.

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      I think it’s just cause we all really want it to happen! We wanna keep the Firefly hype alive :)

  • Ada

    Joss, please don’t toy with our hearts.

  • hpboy13

    *sigh* If only… the problem is that you’d need like every other show on television to be cancelled first. The Firefly cast has branched out in many different directions. Off the top of my head, Castle and Suburgatory would need to end – neither of which is looking likely.

    Still, wish it would happen.

    • Caroline

      also Homeland, which I don’t see as very likely either

      • Ciara

        AND Suits.

  • http://twitter.com/NatashaPeartree Natasha Pereira

    le sigh…. if only

  • Raye

    Am I crazy in thinking that it’ll be a good time to do a plot that is ten years later, like the hiatus was in real time? like think about it!

    (Spoilers, I guess)

    New Wash kid, (wasn’t that his plan anyways?) Kaylee/Simon married and settled down. Or not. I don’t know how their relationship would work out.
    Maybe, it should totally be in the world of Serenity with out being about the crew. Like. . .
    OH MY GOSH! Sheppard Book prequel! boom. That’s it. That’s his “one man show” he needed. And it could be a mini series of how he became! :D

  • http://www.korracast.com/ Fravit

    ” “I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show. Possibly one monkey,” Whedon jokes.”

    You SURE he’s joking? I hope not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/isak.kohaly Isak Kohaly

    I don’t mean to be a buzzkill but I would MUCH prefer a Buffy continuation (and I mean TV SERIES, no comics). It doesn’t even have to be with Buffy as main character. Pretty please.

  • Sara

    Cruel, just cruel. Why do you play with my heart so much Joss?

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