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

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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.



Comments (30)

  • 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?

    Comment by popculture420 – June 25, 2013 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So stoked!! Was hoping he would return. Would love to see duncan again. He does have some fans.

      Comment by lorna – June 25, 2013 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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)

      Comment by Josh – June 25, 2013 09:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I would love that.

        Comment by mia – June 25, 2013 09:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Has Thomas stated this or is this conjecture on your part? If he hasn’t said so, this sounds like a great plot point, what has he been doing since he’s been on the run with Lily

        Comment by Tom Charles – June 26, 2013 02:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Babybop – June 25, 2013 09:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think its available from wb online

      Comment by Lisa – June 25, 2013 09:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dont wait! Beg borrow or steal it. Such a great show!

      Comment by Liza180 – June 25, 2013 09:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Soapnet channel has been airing all three seasons in order. Every day at 5 and 6pm, and three eps on Saturday and Sunday. No need to wait for Netflix!

      Comment by Alichat – June 25, 2013 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Bummer, my cable provider no longer has Soapnet :(

        Comment by Fran – June 26, 2013 05:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Have a friend who’s cable provider still has Soapnet? Maybe they can DVR them for you and have a viewing party?! I’m recording season 2 and 3 for a friend. My poor DVR is packed!

          Comment by Alichat – June 26, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Check your local public library. Before it was axed VM fans donated seasons to library to try and get people to watch them

      Comment by Ggny – June 25, 2013 11:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yeeeeeeeeeessssssss!!!!

    Comment by murley – June 25, 2013 09:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Liza180 – June 25, 2013 09:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She did in the one where Duncan runs for student body president

      Comment by AC – June 26, 2013 07:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t think they brought back Duncan for the film

    Comment by tyna – June 25, 2013 09:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wooo been rewatching Veronica Mars and I was thinking “Wonder when we’ll hear about Vinnie!” WOOO!

    Comment by Josh – June 25, 2013 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! Excellent news! Now if only Lamb didn’t die; miss that major tool lol.

    Comment by mia – June 25, 2013 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t remember if they;ve annouced Clemmons yet. If not, waiting for him still….

    Comment by Jess – June 25, 2013 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh! Clemmons! Didn’t even think about him. I hope he comes back!

      Comment by Josh – June 25, 2013 10:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by ctownlegend – June 25, 2013 10:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It wouldn’t be the same without him!

    Comment by Mari – June 25, 2013 11:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YEEEES!

    Comment by Anna – June 26, 2013 05:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Vinnie Van Lowe Blow. Are we getting a spin-off? Love it’

    Comment by Kay – June 26, 2013 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Clemmons! And if possible, just for nostalgia, snide comments from Celeste Kane or Fitzpatrick clan.

    Comment by Dleigha – June 26, 2013 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Clemmons!! And if possible, just for nostalgia, snide comments from Celeste Kane or Fitzpatrick clan.

    Comment by Dleigha – June 26, 2013 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good news, but is his Members Only jacket coming back too? Won’t be VM without it.

    Comment by Plum – June 26, 2013 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Ann – June 26, 2013 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news! and I love that you chose a screenshot from my fav Vinnie moment, singing ‘Private Eye/s’ to Veronica…

    Comment by redjane12 – June 26, 2013 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was the one I was waiting for! !!!

    Comment by Krystan – June 27, 2013 04:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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