Why No Sequel?
Wednesday, October 11, 2006

This rant just plays to the fact that while Hollywood is busy churning out sequels like Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and (not to say anything of our fair captain) White Noise 2, Serenity still sits in Joss's mind, unknowable to the masses. I mean, any normal person looking at this entire situation would come to the natural conclusion that making a sequel, or another season would make money. I feel like someone is just being unreasonably stubborn, just so they can show who wears the pants in this relationship. There are 20 movies I can name off the top of my head that didn't deserve sequels, but got them. And Serenity deserves a sequel. It performed decently at the box office, and DVD sales have been good (thanks to all the Browncoat multiple buys, steady). Not even talking about tv here. I understand tv is a different animal. Especially nowadays when a show will barely last three episodes, much less three seasons (like another genre bending scifi show I could name), so, I wouldn't even dream of that possiblity. But this movie is sitting there, like that carrot that people tie to the fishing pole, and then hold in front of the donkey, so he'll walk? Okay? You see what I'm saying? We're the donkey, people! And the carrot? That's the movie. And no matter how fast and hard we go, we'll never reach it. Okay, that sounds a bit pessimistic. My point is, that I know, it's down to a board, and osme producers, or somesuch. But I just can't shake the feeling that there's this one person. Sitting in her/his office. Being an ass. And not letting us have our sequel. There is no other logical explanation. We've made them ton's o' money, and we're ready to spend more. If they'll give us the chance. Now, if you'll excuse me I'm off to watch Cube 2: Hypercube.


Saturday, October 14, 2006 8:28 AM


Much as I wanna believe in a conspiracy to screw Browncoats over (and boy do I like conspiracy theories;D)...I gotta agree with SimonWho, Terri. All us Browncoats went and saw the film. Personally, I went with two friends to help get $36 in film's kitty. Problem is, other than us, the film is getting cult status via DVD. And DVDs, less they sell like fugging hotcakes, are a small portion of a film's revenue in the grand scheme of things. Though getting sales through the roof would be one way to show Universal there's something there...but you would need massive global encouragement. And even then, there's the silly people who just don't like or get Our Fearful Leader's vison:(


Wednesday, October 11, 2006 12:19 PM


The fact is Serenity didn't perform decently at the box office - it performed like "a below average genre picture". Film studios aren't interested in modest returns in the long term, they want blockbusters. Our best hope is that Wonder Woman is a smash and that gets attributed to Joss who then insists on a Serenity sequel as his next project.

Otherwise, we might have a wait akin to that of The Blues Brothers for the sequel.


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