MTV obtained the brass tax about the possibility of a Serenity sequel, from the lips of Whedon himself thanks to a panel at Comic Con. The following decree has been brought to us from our friends at MTV:
“There’s been no movement,” he said. “Those rumors are just rumors, and I don’t think they’re going to stop, no matter how many times I say, ‘No, it’s not happening.’ Because somebody will say, ‘He said yes. His eyes said yes. His nose said yes. There was a yes-iness about him.’ Because people want it.”
Battling these rumors must get frustrating for Whedon. He says “it’s not happening” only to have people say “yes it is.” As the man who made the universe, I can only imagine how bewildering it would be to see your words twisted and shoehorned into something that slightly resembles the possibility of a” maybe, or yes”. Fans don’t want to see what they love die out, just ask Elvis.
As strange as it is that Whedon has to keep reminding everyone that a Serenity sequel is going nowhere, he must understand that is is done out of hope and love. I liked Serenity, but wasn’t crazy about it; but even I want a sequel, for the fans. They are a devoted group with a love of the universe, and it’s a shame that the honeymoon is over, the candle is out, the boat has sank and the river run dry. May the fans take refuge in their memories, and pour over the material they do have as visual scripture. Amen.