Exclusive: Bell, Thomas Orbit 'Veronica Mars' Movie

Yeah, yeah, okay, so it would’ve been kinda cool to be in Beijing last week when Michael Phelps won his record-shattering eighth gold medal. But it would’ve been even cooler to have had a ringside seat in Rob Thomas’ office instead: At around the same time the man from Atlantis was making the splash heard ’round the world, the creator of Veronica Mars was sitting down with his beloved, lamented series’ star, Kristen Bell, to discuss bringing the cult hit to the big screen.


The impromptu powwow took place last week in the offices of Thomas’ Hollywood-based production company, which just so happens to be located on the same lot where Bell is shooting Heroes. “Kristen and I ran into each other, and we did discuss a Veronica movie,” confirms Thomas, who says he has also had “a few conversations” with Mars executive producer Joel Silver.

“It’s very tough to focus on it right now with two pilots on my plate,” adds Thomas, referring to his two ABC projects, a reworking of his ’90s dramedy Cupid and an adaptation of the New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune. “But as soon as I have any free time, that’s my top priority.”

For her part, Bell considers it a “major compliment” that people are still interested in Mars. “[Fans] still ask me all the time if the show’s coming back. Emotionally, I don’t want to think about Veronica Mars every day because it really does make me sad.”

Regarding her recent chat with Thomas about a Mars feature, the star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, perhaps not wanting to jinx things, flashes a Cheshire cat grin and says, “We’ll see.”

Translation: We’re halfway there to getting this thing greenlit! Now let’s take care of the other half by turning the comments section into a makeshift petition. Do you want to see a VM feature? Register your support below! (Additional reporting by Jeff Jensen)

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  • Apples

    I definitely support it!

  • KJ

    Oh God, please, make this happen! VM was on the best shows on television, the fans miss it terribly and it deserves a proper ending. A feature movie would be amazing. Thanks for the update Michael!

  • Deanna Falance

    I would so love to see a Veronica Mars Movie in theaters. I would see as many times as possible and then buy it on dvd and watch it again.

  • Melissa

    Consider this signature number 2 (after you, of course, Michael!). I promise to go multiple times to the theatre, if that is what it takes!

  • Phil

    Yes!! Just as long as it doesn’t get in the way of Eros matching up his 100 couples, a VM movie is fantastic news!

  • erica

    I’d be happy to see VM back in any form. Though Mike, do you know if the story would look more like VM classic or the season 4 proposal? Either way, Logan and Keith had better be in it.

  • Laura

    I’d love to see it too as long as they had Logan. I miss my V Mars

  • Katie

    I’d take new Veronica Mars any way they want to give it. It makes me sad to watch my season 3 DVDs because I know there’s nothing after that.

  • Katie

    I would have said yes without hesitation if season 3 never happened, but that last season really left a bad taste in my mouth. If the movie marked a return to the excellence of season 1, or even the pretty good season 2, I’d be in line.

  • Irene

    Oh man, hope this happens … I still have VM withdrawals … do it do it do it!!!

  • Patricia

    LoVe it!!!!!!!!!

  • Emily M

    This is the single best news I have received in weeks. I think I have a new lease on life. Are those birds I hear?

  • Amy

    LoVe!! I miss Veronica Mars so much and now that Moonlight has been canceled I don’t know that I will make it through the t.v. season without a weekly does of Jason Dohring.
    So TPTB: I promise to see a Veronica Mars movie the first weekend it opens and probably every weekend it’s in the theater.

  • Anna

    I hope this film really does come about! These are such great characters, I’d love to see what they’re up to next.

  • Gina

    Heck YES I want to see a VM movie! Something along the premise of the season 4 pitch with lots of daddy Mars and Logan!

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