Comic-Con First Look: The Veronica Mars Movie

veronica-mars-comic-conIf you are alive and have some sort of beating pulse, you know that Comic-Con was last weekend. Guesstimating by said beating pulse, I’m going out on a limb and assuming that you’ve heard of the Veronica Mars kickstarter that raised $5.7 million to get the blonde sleuth back in action on the big screen. Yea? Cool.

The Veronica Mars creator and cast showed up to Comic-Con last Friday to hand deliver this sneak peak video of the movie fans made possible. The clip shows all your old favorites, including Mac (Tina Majorino) with a new-do, Wallace (Percy Daggs III), Weevil (Francis Capra), and, of course, Veronica’s other half, Logan (Jason Dohring).

“I can tell you that it sort of has — and this is a weird reference — a ‘Godfather III’ vibe to it,” said creator Rob Thomas at the panel. “Part of the movie is her getting pulled back into this life that she thought she’d left behind. I’m a fan of the show, I kind of know what the pleasure zones are for ‘Veronica Mars’ viewers, and I wrote to those.”

Thomas said the movie will come out early in 2014 and also announced that he signed a book deal for two new Veronica Mars books, the first of which will come out shortly after the movie. “It picks up where the movie left off. For years, I wanted to get the Veronica Mars books done as young adult novels, but we sold them as adult novels. So it’s Veronica at 28.” Does he want to do more movies? “Oh, yes I do! I want to be a Bond franchise. I hope we make a ton of money with this one and get to do it via the normal channels. Next time, maybe the studio will just give us the money.”

Here’s the video that debuted at the Con. Holler, Jamie Lee Curtis!