Joss Whedon recently sat down with The Toronto Sun discussing a variety of things including his upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. show and Avengers 2. One subject that seemed to catch most people’s attention however was the topic of the cult classic show Firefly. The series originally aired on Fox but was cancelled after just one season, however it still proved popular enough to get a feature film called Serenity released in theaters in 2005.
Fans have been vocal about wanting more Firefly, many have hoped that Serenity would evolve into a trilogy. In the eight years since Serenity’s release there hasn’t been much word on a possible future for the franchise, but Whedon is optimistic. He says it is “something (he) would love to do,” which is certainly a step in the right direction.
Whedon being on board for more Firefly is certainly a good sign, without his involvement Firefly would remain dead forever, but it isn’t definitive in any way. There is still a lot of red tape to get through, Fox likely won’t start another season of the long cancelled show, and another movie is a long shot. Even if they do allow the franchise to continue, Whedon will be very busy with Marvel related work for the foreseeable future.
Hope isn’t completely lost though, after years of speculation another cancelled Fox show, Arrested Development will be back with a fourth season and a movie, who knows what the future holds for Firefly.