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It’s no secret that Firefly is the series Joss Whedon loves the most, but is there any chance he’ll return to it? According to the Avengers director, he’s never really come to terms with the show’s 2002 cancellation.
“I’ll never really accept it,” Whedon told the Toronto Sun. “And I always, in the back of my head, think, ‘What if I could get the old gang back together?'”
So will he? There’s a chance, he said, though it’s far from set in stone.
“Well, you know, it’s something I would love to do,” Whedon said. “When I made Serenity, I said here’s one thing I’ll never do again — a movie based on something that some people know about and some people don’t, with tons of characters who all know each other and who you have to introduce. And then my second movie was The Avengers.”
Up next, Whedon is working on The Avengers 2, but he said after that there’s a chance he’ll consider resurrecting Firefly. “Part of me is like, ‘God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that,'” he said. “I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show. Possibly one monkey.”
Firefly recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary at New York Comic Con. Though it was cancelled by Fox in 2002, the series has lived on in comic book form and on DVD — and, of course, in fans’ hearts.