Veronica Mars Movie: Ryan Hansen Is Officially On Board (Must-See Video!); Krysten Ritter, Too

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Veronica Mars Movie Cast Ryan HansenKrysten Ritter‘s B—- in Apt 23 is gone, but her Gia will be back for the Veronica Mars movie — as will Ryan Hansen’s Dick Casablancas.

Creator and executive producer Rob Thomas announced both returns Friday.

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“Despite the name of her most recent television series, Krysten couldn’t be lovelier to work with,” Thomas wrote in an email to the film’s Kickstarter contributors. “I’m thrilled that she’ll be joining us for the movie.”

Meanwhile, Thomas urged fans to view the video Hansen made about being part of the project. (No seriously, watch it; it’s embedded below, and there’s a choreographed number — featuring Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr. and So You Think You Can Dance‘s Cyrus, Phillip and Marko – and a cameo by co-star Kristen Bell).

Veronica Mars Movie Krysten RitterAlso returning are Brandon Hillock (as Deputy Sacks), Kevin Sheridan (“chronic ne’er-do-well” Sean Friedrich) and Jonathan Chesner (stoner Corny).

They join a cast that already includes former series regulars Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino and Francis Capra, as well as Christine Lakin (Susan Knight), Amanda Noret (Madison Sinclair) and Sam Huntington (Luke Haldeman).

Hansen’s recent work includes an arc as “Candy Andy” on 2 Broke Girls‘ recently wrapped second season.

Mars fans, is there anyone left on your “must return” list? Press PLAY on Hansen’s vid below, then hit the comments!



Comments (83)

  • Seriously an update on Duncan would be swell

    Comment by Tom Charles – June 14, 2013 03:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Duncan is not able to enter the US, he would be arrested!

      Comment by Dick Whitman – June 14, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m sure they could find some way to address what’s happend

        Comment by Tom Charles – June 14, 2013 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I want Duncan, Vinnie and Dick. Also, it’d be sweet for Paul Rudd to cameo.

      Comment by lorna – June 14, 2013 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • duncan was already a useless character by the time he left so i highly doubt he would be involved.

      Comment by Alan – June 15, 2013 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dick and Vinnie are musts, and a video thanking the fans with them together would be a huge bonus–Party Down and Burning Love, anyone?

    Comment by Stephanie – June 14, 2013 03:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nearly forgot about Vinnie….definitely needs to come back. And what about the lawyer that they sometimes use…damn what’s his name???

      Comment by Sparky – June 15, 2013 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • that would be cliff, played by daran norris.

        Comment by Alan – June 15, 2013 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Daran Norris is officially back. His video’s pretty great, too.

          Comment by Alia – June 16, 2013 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Obvious ones left are Corinne Bohrer as Veronia’s Mother, Teddy Dunn as Duncan Kane, and the actors playing his parents.

    Comment by Evan – June 14, 2013 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think the door on Veronica’s mother has been closed. After what her mother did her and her father and Veronica kicking her out, I’d say its fair to say that that relationship has been permanently severed.

      Comment by LSJ – June 14, 2013 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Still waiting for Ken Marino and Ryan Hansen. Also would be cool to see Alyson Hannigan and Charisma Carpenter making appearances.

    Comment by Jake – June 14, 2013 03:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, much like Lily Kane and Sheriff Lamb, it would be a bit difficult for Kendall Casablancas to come back from the dead…

      Comment by BookGIrl – June 14, 2013 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’d be hard for lamb to come back from the dead too.

        Comment by Ky – June 14, 2013 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Rob Thomas has already stated that they will not be bringing anybody from the dead back for the movie.

          Comment by Melala – June 14, 2013 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • So can dead people come back or what?!?!

            Comment by canadian ninja – June 16, 2013 06:20 PM PDT  
  • I would like to see Dick, Duncan, Trina, Carrie and Kendall return.. but I guess some of them won’t be returning..
    Realistically speaking, I want Dick and Carrie to come back!
    (Seriously, whats going on with Ryan Hansen? It’s weird that there hasn’t been an update for him yet)

    Comment by guest – June 14, 2013 03:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leo! Dick! Vinnie!

    Comment by Megan – June 14, 2013 04:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m wondering how many of these actors are signing to be part of the overall movie and how many are only going to be in a class reunion scene.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – June 14, 2013 04:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know why he’s waiting so long to announce Ryan Hansen. Unless there’s something going on with his schedule, he’s a no-brainer. He was in the announcement video!

    Comment by a – June 14, 2013 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He is in the midseason comedy Bad Teacher with the lovely Ari Graynor.

      Comment by Blackbeard – June 15, 2013 03:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dick must be the final, biggest reveal. A must – he and Weevil (yay!)

    Comment by Emily S – June 14, 2013 04:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Krysten Ritter! Love her.

    But geez, is this going to be a five-hour long movie? I certainly can’t imagine all those people being crammed into a 90-minute movie.

    Comment by Cory – June 14, 2013 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well remember the episode where Veronica finds out who raped her? There were tons of past guest stars worked in(Luke, Beaver, Dick, Madison, Casey, Sean, whoever Leighton Meister, and Meg and Meg’s boyfriend, played)…plus appearances by Logan’s dad, Duncan’s mom..My guess is a majority of them won’t have major scenes put will play into the mystery/reunion and many will be grouped in scenes together.

      My guess the only ones will play a major part are the main cast.

      Comment by Josh – June 14, 2013 04:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • will since its set at a reunion it makes sense that all the background people from that time come back, even if it is just to be there for a cameo.

      Comment by Alan – June 15, 2013 11:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Okay…now I am getting worried we still hadn’t heard about Dick but yeah he has to be the final reveal…I’m guessing a very funny video message is coming…

    Gia’s character is going to be interesting considering Veronica and her dad brought her father to justice…and put him on a plane that Dick’s brother blew up.

    Comment by Josh – June 14, 2013 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where’s Dick?? Deputy Leo? Carrie Bishop? Vinnie Van Lowe??The guy that joined a ‘cult’ and became super sweet,,,Casey I think?

    Comment by teddybb2 – June 14, 2013 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hoping for Duncan’s return. *fingers and toes crossed*

    Comment by Ali – June 14, 2013 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kendall is dead people as are Aaron and the Beave. I am pretty sure you can assume no Charisma Carpenter, Harry Hamlin and Kyle Gallner unless this is going to be a Vampire version of Veronica. Dick and Vinnie are on my most wanted, and maybe Cliff and Trina. Oh, almost forgot Alicia! (I am a softie so a happily ever after for Keith and Alicia would be wonderful.)

    Comment by narshkite – June 14, 2013 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Given the fact that Ryan Hansen was in the kickstarter vid, it’s be weird if he’s not in the movie.

    Comment by Kevin W. – June 14, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too bad they won’t “go Soap Opera” and make Sheriff Lamb have a twin that Madison tracked down and married… Yes, this is why I would never be asked to write for TV/a movie.

    Comment by Winnie – June 14, 2013 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • please no jackie. that’s all i ask!

    Comment by baglesvswaffles – June 14, 2013 05:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yeah she nearly ruined s2 for me. ugh.

      Comment by lorna – June 18, 2013 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m just watching season one of VM now, so I don’t know his character’s fate, but I love Max Greenfield (Deputy Leo).

    Comment by Kate – June 14, 2013 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • if they are bringing back dead people then they can add amanda seyfried to the movie.

    Comment by Julie Pham – June 14, 2013 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael Muhney?

    Comment by Pat McKenna – June 14, 2013 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dick was just confirmed!

    Comment by Brooke – June 14, 2013 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m almost certain Max Greenfield will be in it. He said as much soon after the Kickstarter launched. I’m guessing they’re saving Ryan Hansen for last just to mess with us. I’d like to see Alicia and hope she and Keith are together. And since it’s a reunion we have to see Principal Clemmons! I’d love a scene with him and Veronica.

    Comment by Siobhan – June 14, 2013 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If they can get Corny, then Bring back Butters! (Unless he is already on the space elevator)!

    Comment by Sue – June 14, 2013 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We’ve got Dick!

    Comment by Andy – June 14, 2013 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That was the best video ever!! LOL Love them!

    Comment by Mari – June 14, 2013 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOVE the video! Hilarious!

    Comment by Loni – June 14, 2013 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • More that i think about it i would have much rather had them do a 12 episode season on Netflixs or something

    Comment by ggny – June 14, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously. Enough. Enough eith the Veronica Mars news article every time someone takes even a breath related to the show.

    I’m a huge VM fan, I supported the kickstart. But this posting every single time a person is renewed is beyond ridiculous. The coverage is way beyond what other shows get on this site. Considering the fact to not even a tv show but a theatrical movie about a tv show, makes the coverage even more onerous.

    It’s nothing but a cheap ploy for clickers, and is so obvious it is.

    Comment by Len – June 14, 2013 07:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If they’re continuing posting news about the movie is because they’re getting traffic/hits on the articles.
      Please keep posting TVLine. I want to know every single bit of news about this epic movie.

      Comment by Mari – June 14, 2013 07:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well then just don’t click, the rest of us really appreciate the updates

      Comment by Sokratis – June 14, 2013 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A TV blog posting stories about a project that is popular with its readers is a “cheap ploy”? How about “intelligent programming for your readership”?

      Comment by J – June 14, 2013 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Since it is a movie based on a tv show that the people that run this site love, i think they should. Both Michael (who was in an episode of Veronica mars) and Matt donated to the kickstarter and they are huge fans of the show.

        Comment by Krystan – June 15, 2013 09:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can only imagine how much anguish it must cause you to be FORCED to read all these updates.

      Comment by Noviere (@gNoviere) – June 15, 2013 02:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome.

    Comment by Melody Paris – June 14, 2013 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • D-I-C-K!!!!! Woot woot

    Comment by Kay – June 14, 2013 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh delightful!!!! And Corny too! Yay! Though there really wasn’t any doubt Hansen would return, he’s been one of the most vocal supporters. But yay!!!!!!

    Comment by mia – June 14, 2013 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m just so excited for it!!!

    Comment by mia – June 14, 2013 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know what excites me more: the cast being back together or him using Harry, Chris Scott, Cyrus, Pacman, and Marko in the video! Love my dancers.

    Comment by Ashley – June 14, 2013 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DIIIIICCCCCKKKKKKKK I’m so happy!!!!!

    Comment by gabby – June 14, 2013 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Forgot to add, I hope him and Logan are still bffs and I need scenes of them together!!!!

      Comment by gabby – June 14, 2013 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ive never watched one episode of Veronica Mars but im gonna need to see this movie!

    Comment by Jared – June 14, 2013 09:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That video was amazing. It was so nice to get some Dick again.

    Comment by Et al. – June 14, 2013 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You can watch most of season 1 and 2 online. That’s what I did.

      Comment by Jan1 – June 15, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this was so funny!!! can’t wait!!!\o/

    Comment by onlyakb – June 14, 2013 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How has Kristen Bell lost so much of her baby weight so quickly!?

    Comment by Midori – June 14, 2013 10:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amazing, no?

      Comment by CultureVulture – June 15, 2013 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have a huge crush on Ryan. And that video made it even larger!

    Comment by Jmh – June 14, 2013 11:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is one of the best video I have ever seen. Seriously.

    Comment by Liz – June 15, 2013 03:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please, please, Duncan!!!!!!!!!! Come back!

    Also Wallace’s mother and Logan’s sister (but they are not a must… Duncan is!!!!)

    Comment by albtrex – June 15, 2013 03:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • yeah the character who they wrote out of the show because there was nothing left for him to do is a total must; highly doubtful that duncan would be back.

      Comment by Alan – June 15, 2013 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Some of us happen to like Duncan. So shush.

        Comment by lorna – June 18, 2013 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These VM videos are honestly the most entertaining funny and hugly funny adverts for the upcoming movie. I can hardly wait. I want the DVD. More More More.

    Comment by SMS – June 15, 2013 04:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Annnnnnnd Ryan Hansen wins the award for best “I’m Back” video! That was fantastic!

    Comment by Alichat – June 15, 2013 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • that video is a must see… and kudos to Ryan for some crazy dancing and athletic skills…. in addition to his being adorably self-deprecating…

    Comment by Red Jane – June 15, 2013 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s just Blaze being Blaze:)

    Comment by Josh – June 15, 2013 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So far it’s a great cast. Let’s hope the script is as exciting.

    Comment by waffles – June 15, 2013 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Clearly the reason they waited so long to announce Hansen’s casting was so they could choreograph and cast this fantastical video! Well worth the wait…as if any of us ever really thought he wouldn’t be in it anyway!

    Comment by Meg – June 15, 2013 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I WANT HANNAH! BRING HANNAH BACK!!!!!

    Comment by Eli – June 15, 2013 09:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maybe it would just be easier to list who’s not coming back.

    Comment by Mel – June 15, 2013 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is a great video

    Comment by Kelly – June 15, 2013 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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