Could Joss Whedon Make A Serenity Sequel After He Finishes Avengers 2?


The biggest movie of 2012 was undoubtedly Marvel’s The Avengers. The success of this film catapulted director Joss Whedon into mainstream stardom, which is pretty impressive for being only his feature directing gig. His film debut was, of course, Serenity, the film adaptation of his TV series Firefly. Fans of the series were waiting for Whedon to reunite the Serenity cast and make a sequel film, but Serenity didn’t do well enough with general audiences to warrant it.

In an interview with The Toronto Star, however, Joss Whedon teases the possibility of making Serenity 2 after The Avengers 2 is finished and released into theaters:

“I’ll never really accept it,” Whedon said of the end of the Firefly saga. “And I always, in the back of my head, think, ‘What if I could get the old gang back together?’

“Part of me is like, ‘God, it would be great when I finish Avengers 2 to do that,’” he continued, before downplaying the likelihood of that ever happening. “I suspect very strongly that after Avengers 2 the next thing I do will be a one-man show,” he joked. “Possibly one monkey.”


New Klingon Bird Of Prey Toy Blasts Off

Hey, Star Trek fans, especially those of you with a penchant for collecting cool pieces of memorabilia, it might be time to start drooling. Diamond Select Toys has just shipped out one of their most hotly anticipated new toys, a replica of the Klingon Bird of Prey.



Terry Gilliam Wants Bill Murray In The Zero Theorem

Although the film has wrapped and is presently in post-production, director Terry Gilliam wants Bill Murray in his new film, The Zero Theorem. There’s no word on which role Murray would play if he agrees to appear in the movie, but the 72-year-old director is currently courting the comic actor.



Zombified UndeadTeds Make Your Teddy Bears Look Feebly Mortal

A lot of products out there, usually the ones sold in half-hour blocks late at night, just don’t have the immediate “wow” appeal that makes them instant sellers without needing to get into every single product detail. And then there are products that speak completely for themselves, and my words just sound like the screams of mutilated bears.

For The Walking Dead fan in your life, for the friend who took the head off of each of her Barbie dolls, or for the avid hunter you know who thinks guns are for pussies, look no further than UndeadTeds, a line of one-of-a-kind repurposed teddy bears who look as if they’ve been through at least three slasher films, a nighttime nature documentary, and a wood chipper.



NASA Planning Rover System For Creating Rocket Fuel On The Moon

Until we start breaking the laws of relativity at a fair clip, the future of space travel relies on some sort of permanent bases built on the Moon and/or Mars as launching pads and production facilities. And if a lunar distillery is built that manufactures legitimate “moonshine,” even better. In any case, we’re one step closer to figuring out how to get water from lunar or Martian soil.

NASA is working on a prototype lunar soil excavator called RASSOR (sounds like “razor”), which stands for Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operation Robot. Tagged by NASA as a “blue collar robot,” RASSOR is essentially a tank’s track with an arm extended from the front and back, each equipped with a digging bucket drum that rotates in opposite directions of each other. Its mechanics are somewhat like those of late-model RC cars, which seem impervious to getting stuck, and RASSOR’s arms allow it to traverse rough landscapes and make it over obstacles.



Eat Dinner Off Of A Levitating Table

Due to conflicting schedules from all involved, my family never really did the “dinner around the dinner table” thing, and that was fine by me. I never really like when people can watch me eat anyway. But it’s a tradition that my wife’s family has stuck with for many years, and I’m not against carrying that on with my own family. And if I get my way, this is the table we’ll be using.