Veronica Mars Reunion Kicks Off PaleyFest 2014!

Veronica Mars Reunion Kicks Off PaleyFest 2014!

18 Mar, 2014

A long time ago, we used to be friends. To the Marshmallows of the world, those 9 words would make you think of one show: Veronica Mars. It’s a common tale: A show is beloved by many, but not enough to keep it on air, and it is cancelled well before its time. It happened to Firefly; it happened to Pushing Daisies; it happened to Wonderfalls. It also happened to Veronica Mars. Thankfully, when you mix together a fantastic writer and creator, Rob Thomas, a cast that has always maintained that they would absolutely be game to make a Veronica Mars movie, Kickstarter, and a whole bunch of fans who, for years, have been dying to say “shut up and take my money!” the result is not only a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign but a green light to make the Veronica Mars movie a reality. Fast forward a year and you will find me waiting to interview the cast of Veronica Mars before watching them officially kick off PaleyFest. On the panel was show creator Rob Thomas, actors Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Jason Dohring (Logan Echolls), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Ryan Hansen (Richard “Dick” Casablancas, Jr), Chris Lowell (Stosh ‘Piz’ Piznarski), Frances Capra (Eli “Weevil” Navarro), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), and Tina Majorino (Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie). The panel was moderated by Hitfix’s Alan Sepinwall. The entire cast were in great spirits as they took to the red carpet. It was mentioned that the Kickstarter idea wasn’t one that was shared with the entire cast, so many of the actors weren’t sure if they would be apart of the film. “I just wanted to make sure I didn’t have to pay the $10,000 to be in the movie,” joked Chris Lowell, referring to one of the Kickstarter perks. Rob Thomas has talked a lot about the pressure he felt to bring back as many of the characters as possible and to make this the best possible movie for the over 91,000 Kickstarter backers, and the rest of the fans. Percy Daggs quipped “I had the NAACP on speed dial!” and when I spoke to him earlier that evening and asked if we would see him in the sequel (hoping somebody might leak...