It's a crazy time to be a Veronica Mars fan. A year ago, all we had to hold onto was some desperate notion that maybe, just maybe, in some faraway future, Warner Bros. might have mercy on us and make the long-awaited movie continuation a reality. One Kickstarter later and that movie and two sequel books - to be written by creator Rob Thomas - are officially on the way.
We already saw a trailer (of sorts) for the forthcoming film during San Diego Comic-Con 2013. It was incredibly early footage, considering the movie hadn't even completed filming yet, but it gave fans a solid grasp of what we were in store for. Now, a featurette (above) containing a whole bunch of new footage has been released, and it poses the age-old question: Are you Team Logan or are you Team Piz?
The footage provides the lowdown on what Veronica (Kristen Bell) has been doing since her series was unceremoniously canceled some six years ago. She's in New York, she's dating Piz (Chris Lowell), and she's looking to start her career as a lawyer when she finds out that ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) has been charged for the murder of his pop-star girlfriend. Logan, as he always does in such situations (he's been arrested innumerable times at this point), calls Veronica for help, and Veronica comes a'running back to Neptune.
All this, of course, we've known from the previous trailer and interviews with writer/director/creator Rob Thomas. We also know that the murder just happens to coincide with Veronica's ten-year high school reunion, which convienently allows for the reappearance of many of our favorite characters from seasons 1-3.
In the trailer, you can see Wallace (Percy Daggs III), Mac (Tina Majorino), Dick (Ryan Hansen), Sean Friedrich (Kevin Sheridan) - who may have something to do with the murder - Principal Van Clemmons (Duane Daniels), Gia Goodman (Krysten Ritter), Luke Haldeman (Sam Huntington), Leo D'Amato (Max Greenfield), Vinnie Van Lowe (Ken Marino), Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni), the new Sheriff Lamb (Jerry O'Connell), and more.
Interestingly, the featurette places a significant focus on the Veronica, Piz, Logan love triangle, and it's hard to say if that means the movie itself will heavily focus on it. It's not unusual for featurettes to focus on a single aspect of a film, though, so your guess is as good as ours.
As for whether or not I'm Team Logan or Team Piz - had you asked me before (a portion of) the plot was released for the movie, I would've said I was Team Logan all the way. It was a pretty big surprise for me when it was revealed that Piz would be dating Veronica in the film. VMars fans know that they were dating at the end of the series, though it seemed likely that their their relationship would be coming to an end soon.
The question is - did it come to the end? Did the two break up and the get back together down the line, perhaps when they both met up in NYC? Or have they been dating for almost ten years now? Because if they've been dating for ten years, it's kind of hard to be pulling for the demise of their very serious relationship when, in retrospect, Veronica's relationship with Logan seems almost like a meaningless fling.
What say you, Screen Ranters? Are you Team Logan or are you Team Piz? Or do you not really care and you just want to see this movie get released? Drop us a line in the comments.
The Veronica Mars movie is currently testing and is expected to hit theaters very early 2014, possibly in January.
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