Rumors of a Firefly reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (April 20) as reports claimed that Fox confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 21/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 18 years since Firefly first aired?! (18 years, 7 months, 1 day to be exact.)
Why in the world did Firefly end?
When Firefly came to an end after 1 year in December 2002, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Jayne Cobb (Adam Baldwin), Hoban Washburne (Alan Tudyk), Zoe Alleyne Washburne (Gina Torres), Inara Serra (Morena Baccarin) and Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Firefly reunion disappoint people?
Firefly aired from 2002-2002 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Torres said she's not sure if Firefly would work today. “I don't want to see old Zoe Alleyne Washburne,” she told a journalist (Torres turned 51 in April). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Firefly movie?
In a recent interview, Christina Hendricks (who played Saffron between 2002 and 2003) said she can't imagine a Firefly reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Adam Baldwin has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Firefly movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Firefly film, Gina Torres stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Firefly reboot?
Recasting Firefly for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Firefly reunion, a Firefly movie, or a Firefly reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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