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Rob Thomas is already making good on his promise to keep the momentum going as the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter campaign continues well past its $2 million goal. The above video gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what March 13 was like for the series creator and some of the cast of the show as Thomas nervously launched the Kickstarter page and then celebrated the first pledge, and many more to follow. While fans are providing the budget for the film, which continues to inch toward the $4 million mark, Warner Bros. will market, promote and distribute the film, which will hopefully arrive next year.
The campaign to get a post-series Veronica Mars movie made has already proven to be a game-changer in the way it swiftly rallied fans and piled up cash to ensure a greenlight for a film that might otherwise not have had a chance. Watching the video above is one more reason to love this whole project and celebrate its success. Getting to see the reactions of Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell (looking adorably rumpled having just woken up), Enrico Colantoni and Ryan Hansen as the number ticked higher is a real treat for fans who were among those contributing money for this anticipated project, and maybe not the first one, either. Thomas has already said they're documenting the making of the movie, so we should hope to see more behind-the-scenes snippets chronicling Veronica Mars' return to the spotlight ahead of the film's expected release next year.
We've already heard some exciting spoilers about what's planned for the plot of the movie, but from his recent Tweet, it sounds like Thomas is still open to ideas and predictions:
I'm curious- anyone making predictions for the #veronicamarsmovie plot? Tweet me- never know what may happen…— Rob Thomas (@RobThomas) March 22, 2013
Here's another update from Thomas, which he posted on March 21: