Joss Whedon told SCI FI Wire that he will begin production in three weeks, with all of the original cast members in place.
“The show plays on a very small, personal level. And while I want that to work in the movie, the movie has an epic quality and a resolve that you simply can’t afford in a TV show. Because if you have the epic quality, you run out of money, and if you have the resolve, you run out of ideas. … The movie is really like, if you took a giant hit of the show all at once. It’s very big. Perhaps I should use different imagery.”