I'm still riding high on the fact that a Veronica Mars movie is coming! How can I not be?! I've been waiting for this to happen for years! Writer and director Rob Thomas recently revealed some more information on the plot of the film that I'm sure you'll want to know about if you're a fan.
It's already been revealed that Veronica and her former classmates will be returning to Neptune for their 10-year high school reunion. Thomas says that "fans want to see all those characters back together again, and the reunion set piece allows me to do that." Thomas isn't shy about shedding some light on what we'll see in the movie. For those of you who don't want to know any more info stop reading now...
Here's a few points of interest that he pointed out to TV Line, starting with what Veronica's been doing the last 10 years:
She transferred away from Hearst college after that freshman year and went up to Stanford and finished her undergraduate degree. And then she went to Columbia Law School. She’s certainly been back to Neptune from time to time to see her dad and Mac and Wallace, but she hasn’t worked a PI case since the last one we all saw in the final episode of Season 3. She ruined her dad’s chance for re-election and she decided that that path had caused too much chaos in her life. And so she hasn’t worked a PI case in nine years. And when we meet her, she’s sort of like where Tom Cruise was in the beginning of The Firm. She’s between having graduated and taken the bar and she’s interviewing at various law firms in New York.
Veronica isn't single:
She “is dating someone” at the start of the movie, but he declines to say whether her suitor is an existing character or someone new. He does, however, rule out her ex Logan, whom “she hasn’t seen in nine years.
Not every character is coming back:
In an effort to make new fans feel welcome in the Mars-verse, “I want to avoid getting deep into theVeronica Mars mythology. We’re not going to get ghost visits from Lilly, as much as I joked about having Amanda Seyfried in it. We’re not going to get into Veronica’s backlog of cases. I want to make the movie accessible for people who haven’t watched Veronica Mars before. All you need to know is that Veronica was a teenage private eye and she’s given it up. And there will be a moment early in the movie that will bring her back to Neptune and make her give being a private detective one more shot.
Veronica doesn't die:
Veronica will survive the movie. I can’t promise anyone else does though. But there will be an opportunity for Veronica do to her thing again.
When asked if we would see a sequel or a 10-episode Season 4 on Netflix, Thomas said,
I’d be lying if I didn’t say I didn’t think of those things. I am hopeful it is the birth of [much more] Veronica Mars.
He goes on to reveal that the father-daughter relationship between Keith and Veronica will be a “big theme” in the movie, and that they'll be shooting for a PG-13 rating.
I'm loving everything I'm hearing here and I'm confident that Thomas is going to make a movie that will make the fans happy. What do you think of the direction he's taking for the character?
Oh yeah! Kristen Bell also announced a Twitter chat that they'll be having today at 11am Pacific Time.