The move to cancel Joss Whedon‘s Firefly was not one of Foxâ€™s brightest. Granted, the sheer amount of popular shows that Fox has canceled speaks to a much greater problem: sheer, unadulterated idiocy within the ranks of Fox suits.
Firefly fans, Browncoats as we liked to be referred too, managed to score ourselves a movie spin-off with 2005’s Serenity, as well as some comics to go around. The story continued, albeit a little haltingly. The actors as well have expressed their desire for more Firefly.
But Whedon has, kind of, finally put all rumors to rest. Essentially, speaking to MTV, Whedon says that none of the rumors that are going around are being circulated â€œby anyone who owns a studioâ€ and â€œnobodyâ€™s knocking on our door.â€
This is sad news, but not new news. Most of us had been at peace with it, like the actors, and were happy to see it continue in comics, or even to just let it be. It was a great TV show, no doubt, one of Whedonâ€™s most inspired creations, but unless something magical happens, I doubt weâ€™ll be seeing any more of River Tan or Captain Mal on our screens anytime soon.
Whedon also said while he’d do another Serenity movie “in a heartbeat,” the chance of another one being possible was â€œimprobable fantasy,â€ adding that that was also true for Serenity.
Good, because itâ€™s an â€œimprobable fantasy,â€ Whedon said. Then again, â€œso was making â€˜Serenityâ€™ [given the cancellation of ‘Firefly’], and so is half my career, which is why I never write it off.â€
To sum up, Whedon has no backing for a Serenity sequel and while the odds are strongly in favor of there never been another movie, never say never.