When Veronica Mars hits the big screen next year, the pretty private eye won’t be without her bestie.
Percy Daggs III will revisit his role of Wallace Fennel in the fan-funded film adaptation, creator Rob Thomas announced Friday.
“As so many of you wrote to remind me, Wallace’s friendship with Veronica has always been one of the foundations of the show,” Thomas wrote in an email to those who pledged the project on Kickstarter.
“And now that he’s officially signed, I can admit that there was never a version of the script that didn’t include him. It just wouldn’t happen.”
Thomas also passed along a video (embedded below) of Daggs thanking fans himself. “What can I say, man? The reunion is real,” the beaming actor says in the self-shot clip, which also includes shout-outs to co-stars Kristen “KB” Bell and Enrico Colantoni.
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As previously announced, original cast member Jason Dohring has also signed on to the film, which is set at Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion and — as Thomas notes in his email — will begin shooting in about 10 days.
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