Wait, that new Firefly comic could be 1st step toward Serenity sequel?

Though we were psyched to hear a new comic would continue the adventures of the Serenity crew after the events of the 2005 film, many also took it to mean a big-screen sequel was officially off the table. Apparently, it means the exact opposite — at least according to Joss Whedon’s pal and artist on the new project.

Dubbed Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, the new comic series picks up nine months after the film sequel to Whedon’s short-lived Firefly series. Comic artist Georges Jeanty is working on the project, and chatted with Bleeding Cool about the story (expect a mysterious new character to be introduced) and potential consequences for more Firefly action on the big screen.

Though it's easy to see the comic as the last nail in the proverbial coffin for a film followup, Jeanty said he views the new funny book as a way for Whedon to hash out his ideas for a potential film sequel to see how the story might work. That's a great idea!

Here’s an excerpt:

“I thought just the opposite, I thought, especially when Joss was on it, this was something where if there was gonna be a film, he was working it out in comics first.”

You’ve got to love the way Jeanty thinks, and we hope and pray he has it all figured out. So, as if the comic wasn’t cool enough, we can hold out a slight glimmer of hope that it could be Whedon’s rough draft for a film sequel.

What do you think? Will the Serenity crew ever fly again?

(Via Bleeding Cool)

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