Someone please remind me (if you can remember), how much did Joss say Universal wanted the film to make for sequels to be seriously considered? Was it $80 mil domestic box office, domestic and foreign combined or combined + DVD sales? I know 80 mill is the figure he gave, I just can’t remember what exactly it referred to.
The report was that if the movie grossed 80 million+, so it’s a pretty safe bet it includes DVD sales and overseas earnings because Universal knows how well the Serenity DVD will sell, but don’t hold me to it.
I love the optimism of Serenity/Firefly fans. This movie is so dead its not even funny. Unless Joss will do a direct to DVD sequel this situation is dead. Joss wants to be bigtime and that wont happen by doing direct to DVD things.
Look: At least we all got to see the movie. I’m pretty sure the DVD sales will be spectacular. Just about every Browncoat who saw the movie will be buying the DVD shortly after the release.
If it ends at that I will be satisfied. If I goes on —direct to DVD or TV Movies, or even another movie — I will be very happy.
The "optimisim" mocked in a previous post is what got the movie made. For those of us who loved the series, the movie itself was a victory.
Firefly and Serenity will mark a very special place in DVD collection for probably the rest of my life, even if nothing more is added.
Of course, Joss could always pitch another movie on it’s own merits — somethine like a second browncoat rebellion: the big space war, which is something that has more wide appeal — and then just happen to mention that it would be a continuation of the Firefly franchise.