‘Veronica Mars’ Cast, Fans Rejoice as Movie Reaches Goal
By Henry Hanks
(CNN) — It’s on, marshmallows.
Mere hours after Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter asking for donations for a “Veronica Mars” movie, they achieved their $2 million goal.
Bell, the star, and Thomas, the show’s creator, had already broken a record for being the quickest Kickstarter to raise $1 million earlier in the day.
Members of the much beloved, all-too-shortlived UPN/CW series rejoiced at the news on Twitter.
“I love you guys,” Bell tweeted to the fans (one of which pledged $10,000 for a walk-on role). “You are all SO spectacular. I am speechless.”
Thomas responded to the news with a great big “Hallelujah! It’s a green light my friends. I love you all, but particularly the donors among you.”
He later joked, “Seriously. VM fans best in world. So grateful. Particularly me. Kristen less fond of fans. Dunno why.”
“2 Broke Girls'” Ryan Hansen, who played Dick Casablancas on the series, couldn’t contain himself: “I can’t believe it!!!!! #veronicamars fans are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #VERONICAMARSMOVIE is happening!!”
Veronica’s TV dad, Enrico Colantoni thanked fans of all stripes: “I love that we raised 2M for VMars, that’s cool, but what’s even cooler is that I have 1000 new followers without [Twitter’s celebrity verification handle @verified] thanks you guys!”
Max Greenfield (“New Girl”), who played love interest Leo D’Amato, congratulated Bell and Thomas for “winning the Internet.”
Others in Hollywood took note, such as the former star of another show with a devoted fanbase, “Chuck’s” Zachary Levi.
“To you Chucksters, believe that this news only bolsters my faith that I can help bring you a #ChuckMovie,” he tweeted. “Be patient. Stay tuned.”
“Pushing Daisies'” creator Bryan Fuller floated the idea of resurrecting his series as a film as well: “@RobThomas @IMKristenBell CONGRATULATIONS! You’re an inspiration! Now @KChenoweth and I have to get on the ball!”
“Gilmore Girls” was another show mentioned in response to this, especially once star Lauren Graham suggested that show should have done something similar.
She later clarified, “Dudes, I hear you, and thanks! But I can’t be the #GilmoreGirls @kickstarter. Only [creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] can start that kick.”
And Maurissa Tancharoen, co-writer of another Internet sensation, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” passed along her congratulations as well.
“Holy cow,” she wrote. “Maybe I should try and Kickstarter my life. #VeronicaMarsMovie #Iamreallyexcited”