If you’re holding your breath for a sequel to “Serenity,” you may want to exhale. According to Joss Whedon, the creator of the first film and the series it was based on “Firefly,” while he and the cast are ready and eager to make another installment, there aren’t any studios willing to take up the mantle of a second “Serenity” movie.
â€œThe rumors are there because people really wish it would happen,â€ Whedon told MTV.
â€œThereâ€™s been no movement,â€ he said. â€œThose rumors are just rumors, and I donâ€™t think theyâ€™re going to stop, no matter how many times I say, â€˜No, itâ€™s not happening.â€™ Because somebody will say, â€˜He said yes. His eyes said yes. His nose said yes. There was a yes-iness about him.â€™ Because people want it.â€
The latest rumor seems to stem from this year’s ComicCon. Star Summer Glau, when asked about what she’d like to see happen to her character River in future comic book installments, stated she was ready and willing to do a second feature. “Oh, I would love to go back and do another â€˜Serenityâ€™ movie,â€ she gushed.
â€œItâ€™s just that I miss everyone,â€ she explained. â€œThat experience for me was the best acting experience of my life. I had never really worked before, and we were truly like a family. It was an amazing and fun time for all of us. I feel so blessed that we got to do the film at all.â€ But, she added, â€œI feel at peace with it,â€ so if there werenâ€™t another movie, sheâ€™d be OK.
While “Serenity” may not generate a sequel, fans can take some comfort that both “Firefly” and “Serenity” are scheduled to debut on Blu-Ray later this year. Also, with the success of the “Firefly” mini-series from Dark Horse comics, there is a good possibility Mal and the rest of the crew will have further adventures at a comic-shop near you.