Zachary Levi Hints 'Veronica Mars' Success May Allow 'Chuck' Movie
This week, the online world has been abuzz with the success of the long gestating Veronica Mars film getting a boost thanks to a Kickstarter campaign that Warner Bros. agreed would get them to make a film. As we discussed about how this success changes the game for fans getting the films they want, it sounds like there might already be at least one prospect slowly getting started. Zachary Levi (who will be seen in Thor: The Dark World) got fans of the now completed NBC series Chuck all excited when he hinted this might finally be the breakthrough he needs to get a film version of the action comedy series off the ground.
EW points our attention to these two Twitter updates from the actor:
Now this doesn't mean that there are any official plans, but you can bet that Levi has begun looking into getting a campaign together to get Chuck off the ground. After all,Levi has tried this before. The actor talked about his previous attempt to get a film to the fans before:
"I went to both [executive producer] Chris Fedak and [Warner Bros. Television president] Peter Roth at the very end of the fifth season and said, ‘Hey what if we made an online movie and just sold it directly to fans? We could keep this going. It could be fun.’ Even though that was only a few years ago, we’re obviously at a different time.
All I can say at this point is that because Veronica Mars, like Chuck, is a Warner Bros. [production], and because Warner Bros. has now opened that gate, I feel confident in being able to get the same results for a Chuck movie. If Warner Bros. is game, I’ve got great ideas for what the movie would be that I’m very excited about.”
Levi also talks about how other avenues besides Kickstarter could be used to fund the film, though in this day and age, and how fast information spreads on the web, it seems like the easiest place to start. It helps that Chuck is also under the Warner Bros. Television banner, but perhaps the studio will wait to see how Veronica Mars plays out before taking on another project like this. Of course, there's no telling if Chuck has as rabid a fanbase as Veronica Mars. As a fan of the former show who never watched the latter, I can say that Chuck has some dedicated fans, but it might not be enough.
Either way, Levi is grateful for the show that helped launch his career, and it sounds like he just wants to give the fans something in return for their loyalty. After all, even if you're not a fan of the show, an action comedy with some nerdy spies, accompanied by Adam Baldwin and the stunning Yvonne Strahovski sounds like fun. And Levi wll try his best saying, "Field of Dreams it. If you build it, they will come. You’ve got to believe that if you have something good, people will believe in it.” Do you want a Chuck movie?