Kristen Bell’s teen PI show Veronica Mars has a strong cult following, despite closing up shop in 2007. This has led to fans clamoring for a feature length follow up, but as every year passes, the chances dwindle. And according to Kristen Bell, it may never happen at all.
Bell explained the situation to EW at the Saturn Awards:
“I don’t think it will ever happen, and here’s why: Rob Thomas and I had a powwow, and we were both 100 percent on board. We took our proposal to Warner Bros. and Joel Silver told us that there is no enthusiasm to make a Veronica Mars movie, and that is unfortunately a roadblock we cannot compete with. Maybe if we bombard them with letters? Maybe they will change their tune.”
Not great at all. Not the end of the world, but not great either. I think a lot of the problem stems from the fact that fans want a true follow up to the series, not just a new adventure in the Mars universe. That would be passable, but if the whole gang didn’t come back, I would be much less enthusiastic (except for Piz, he can happily stay off my TV forever).
To be honest, Rob Thomas owes this to his fans. It was the real fans he cast aside when he ditched season long stories to get new viewers. If there’s one thing fans don’t like, it’s being thrown under a bus due to chasing ratings, and in this case it failed, as we ended up with a tease of an ending and a canceled show. The eternal optimist in me says that as she still wants to do it, that nothing is dead. Hell, just grab the cast and film a proper ending on your camera phone and I’ll pay $29.99 for it on VHS. That’s just how much I want rid of my Veronica Mars blue balls.
What do you think? Would you be excited for a Veronica Mars movie?