Despite the obvious challenges, everyone wants Joss Whedon's space western back in the saddle. But what's Baldwin's beef?
Yes, it's been more than a decade now since Firefly debuted on Fox. Yes, it was quickly canceled. Yes, its followup film, Serenity, kind of flopped. But we still want more! Who cares that the actors are older? Every single one of them is still game to come back. So what that Joss Whedon is busy making Marvel movies awesome? He still wants to make more, too.
But there's a problem, and Adam Baldwin, in a recent interview, identified it.
How would one unkill Wash?
Dammit. How indeed? Could the show carry on without him? Would we want them to unkill him? It's not as though Whedon has never killed off main characters before, but somehow Wash has always felt different. After all, he is the Joss of the show, and Joss, while a twisted dude, does not usually kill himself in his movies. In the comics, it's been established that Zoe is pregnant with Wash's kid. If that carried over into a new show or movie, would that be enough?
Ten years is a long time, but every con still has countless people dressed up like Mal, Zoe, Inara, Kaylee, Jayne, Simon, River and Wash. That reminds us of another show -- Star Trek, and we all know how that turned out.
So what do you make of Baldwin's question?
(via MTV Splashpage)