Firefly star: 'I don't get' why Joss Whedon hasn't made Serenity 2

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Jan 14, 2013, 1:38 PM EST

Considering how famous director Joss Whedon (The Avengers) is nowadays, it's easy to forget how big an accomplishment it was to get his Firefly followup film Serenity made a few years ago. But now that he's a big shot, former Firefly star Sean Maher wants to know—why the heck don't we have a sequel yet?

Maher played Dr. Simon Tam on Whedon's short-lived 2002 space cowboy series, and he agrees with most of the fans that it's high time for a sequel.

He told Hero Complex that he asks Whedon about it every time he sees him, and doesn't understand why the infamous multitasker hasn't gotten Serenity 2 off the ground:

"I wish I could wrap my head around it a little more. When I see [Joss Whedon], I'm like, 'I don't get it. Aren't you like king of the world right now? Can't you do anything?'

"'And I know we can't do another show. I get that. A television show would be very tricky with all of our availability, and I don't think that's in the realm of possibility. But what about another movie? You just shot Much Ado About Nothing in 12 days. You're kind of amazing at that. You made that happen'.

"So when people ask me if there's another one, I say, 'You know, I don't think so, but I don't know, and I kind of don't understand why'."

We're right there with you, Maher, and we'd love to see what Capt. Mal and company are up to nowadays. Even if it was a smaller, character-based story (i.e., not quite as expensive as the ambitious storyline of Serenity) you'd have to think there are still some great stories left to tell in that universe.

What do you think? Is Whedon too busy playing in Marvel's sandbox to come back to the 'verse?

(Via Hero Complex)

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