When Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas met with Kristen Bell last week, they talked about the possibility of doing a Veronica Mars movie. It’s not a go, but Thomas told EW that he’s had “a few conversations” with Mars executive producer Joel Silver. Thomas says that he’s too busy right now, “But as soon as I have any free time, that’s my top priority.”
I loved the show as much as the next guy, and while I have a desire to see the cast reunite for another tale, it makes me wonder if it is really worth it. Wasn’t the appeal of Veronica Mars that she was solving cases in High School (later in College) sometimes behind her father’s back? With Bell now “all grown up”, what would the story and setting evolve into? Before the show was canceled, there was talk of setting a new season set in the FBI academy. That’s fine for a television show, but they’ll need a bigger and better plan for a feature film. And the other question is: Could the feature film be viable on the big screen or could it only be profitable as a direct-to-DVD effort?