The Veronica Mars Movie: Ken Marino Brings Vinnie Van Lowe Back to Neptune

Veronica Mars Movie Cast Ken MarinoVinnie Van Lowe is back on the case!

Ken Marino has officially signed on for the Veronica Mars movie, franchise mastermind Rob Thomas announced Tuesday evening.

As has become the norm with Mars movie casting announcements, Marino relayed the news to the pic’s backers via a cheeky YouTube video. Unlike his co-stars, however, he addressed fans in character.

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Yes, Mr. Vinnie Van Lowe — a wannabe PI and the thorn in Mars Investigations’ side — can be seen below hanging in what looks to be a skeezy hotel room while attempting to get a hold of the man in charge of Kickstarter. He’s eager to get things started and even has a title in mind: “It’s a Vinnie Van Lowe Blow… Or something to that nature.”

In other Veronica Mars movie news, Party Down alum Martin Starr has also joined the flick. He’ll play the all-new role of Lou “Cobb” Cobbler, an 09’er headed back to Neptune for the 10-year reunion.

Take a peek at Marino, er, Van Lowe in action below, then hit the comments with you reaction to the latest casting news.

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  1. This is awesome. Is there anyone left who hasn’t signed on, whose character was still alive at the end of the series, other than Duncan?

    • lorna says:

      So stoked!! Was hoping he would return. Would love to see duncan again. He does have some fans.

    • Josh says:

      Yeah Duncan’s not coming back because of the whole getting Arrested thing, though I wouldn’t be surprised if we some sort of Easter Egg that tells us how he and Lilly are doing(probably a postcard Veronica gets every so often)

  2. Babybop says:

    I never realized how much of a Veronica Mars reunion Party Down was… Ken Marino, Kristin Bell, and Ryan Hansen. I want to watch Veronica Mars but until it’s on Netflix, I will just have to wait!

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  4. Liza180 says:

    This was the person I was waiting for! I LOVE ken marino and im so glad VVL is back. Great character. I really hope Thomas brings backParty Down after this…its a great show. Hope jane lynch makes a cameo in VM. I think she played a teacher in one of the eps.

  5. tyna says:

    I don’t think they brought back Duncan for the film

  6. Josh says:

    Wooo been rewatching Veronica Mars and I was thinking “Wonder when we’ll hear about Vinnie!” WOOO!

  7. mia says:

    Yay! Excellent news! Now if only Lamb didn’t die; miss that major tool lol.

  8. Jess says:

    I can’t remember if they;ve annouced Clemmons yet. If not, waiting for him still….

  9. ctownlegend says:

    love Kristin Bell, never watched veronica mars so after seeing news of a movie i decided to check it out, love it started last week and im half way through season 2. Also was a big fan of party down

  10. Mari says:

    It wouldn’t be the same without him!

  11. Anna says:


  12. Kay says:

    Vinnie Van Lowe Blow. Are we getting a spin-off? Love it’

  13. Dleigha says:

    Clemmons! And if possible, just for nostalgia, snide comments from Celeste Kane or Fitzpatrick clan.

  14. Dleigha says:

    Clemmons!! And if possible, just for nostalgia, snide comments from Celeste Kane or Fitzpatrick clan.

  15. Plum says:

    Good news, but is his Members Only jacket coming back too? Won’t be VM without it.

  16. Ann says:

    They should bring back Kendall! They never actually said that she died for sure, did they? It was only assumed because we saw some of her blood on the painting…The police considered her a missing person. We can find out where she’s been hiding all these years…maybe she’s hiding with Duncan!

  17. redjane12 says:

    Awesome news! and I love that you chose a screenshot from my fav Vinnie moment, singing ‘Private Eye/s’ to Veronica…

  18. Krystan says:

    He was the one I was waiting for! !!!