Joss Whedon had a few thoughts when he heard about the ultra-successful Kickstarter for a Veronica Mars movie. One he tells Buzzfeed, was a sense of dread. Everybody was going to start asking him whether he would be crowd-funding a return for Dollhouse or, more likely, Firefly.
"I don't even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and won't... Right now, it's a complete non-Kickstarter for me."
Ah, 'right now.' So it seems he hasn't fully ruled it out.
"Couple years from now, when Nathan [Fillion]'s no longer [on] Castle and I'm no longer the Tom Hagen of the Marvel Universe and making a giant movie, we might look and see where the market is then."
I love that he calls himself Marvel's Tom Hagen. It's such an evocative comparison, letting you understand what he does in-house but also his ultimate status as an outsider.
Reading the entire interview it sort of comes across like Whedon isn't that interested in Kickstarting in general.
"For me, [Kickstarter] doesn't just open the floodgates. God knows, things are cheaper now than when we made even Serenity. Good effects can be done in a different manner. Nor is that universe all about spectacle either. But it is a tad more expensive — and a little all-consuming! And of course, there's the other fear: What if it's not that good? I can do something that's not that good — that's fine. But if I do that and it's not that good, I'm going to feel really stupid."
I suspect that he's come to a point where he feels like leaving that universe alone is for the best.