The Veronica Mars Movie: Mac Is Back!

The Veronica Mars Movie Tina MajorinoYou wanted Tina Majorino in the Veronica Mars movie, and now you’ve got her.

The Grey’s Anatomy actress will re-inhabit her role of Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie, creator and executive producer Rob Thomas announced Wednesday evening.

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As he did for cast members Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell and Francis Capra, Thomas announced Majorino’s involvement via an email to the movie’s Kickstarter contributors.

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“I wrote Mac for Tina, and Tina only,” he wrote. “Veronica needed a female friend, and a Q to her Bond. Tina felt like just the sort of girl that Veronica would like and respect. I couldn’t be more pleased that she’ll be with us for the movie.”

Thoughts? Ecstatic Majorino is officially on board? Is there anyone left on your “must return” list? Hit the comments!

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  1. Krystan says:

    Yay yay yay yay!!! Now we need some Dick and Vinnie!!

  2. Lana says:

    Oh happy day!!

    • Maris says:

      YESSSS! I literally just screamed, Mac! I’m set & I’m so ready!

      • Patrick says:

        Was there any question that this would happen? The chick who plays Mac scrooed the program first time around when she tried to jump ship for Big Love. I guess there was a real question of whether or not she could spare time from her busy schedule of begging for roles.

  3. Emily says:

    And Leo!!!!!!

  4. Billie says:

    Thrilled. So so happy.

  5. the girl says:

    YES!! Now it really feels like V Mars is happening!

  6. trev says:

    I now have Blur – Song 2 stuck playing in my head after reading this headline!

  7. Alichat says:


    They announced three other returnees yesterday as well…..Daran Norris as Cliff McCormack, Amanda Noret as Madison Sinclair, and Sam Huntington as Luke Haldeman!

  8. nightmagic says:

    great news !!! cant wait for the movie as long as veronica and logan are together !!!?

  9. tazzy says:

    I am delirious with joy!!!

  10. Mari says:


  11. mia says:

    YAYYYYY!!!!!!!! Excellent! I hope Mac and Veronica stayed friends all those years.
    Now we need Dick! And if we’re wishing, I’d love to have Lamb back….even though he sorta died.

  12. Winnie says:

    I loved his story about her contacting him at the age of 11 related to a novel he’d written. I have been excited about all of the announcements, but I was looking forward to this one the most!

    • ZmaX says:

      YES! I loved that story! It’s amazing to know that both have accomplished so much since then and that Rob remembered her and brought her into the show. Perfect decision on his part, Tina is so great as Mac. I was always a bit bummed that she didn’t get enough screen time in the show, I’m so glad we’ll get to see what Mac’s up to in the film :D

  13. ggny says:

    Now find out if she is returning to Grey’s Anatomy next season. She was awesome with Dempsey

    • Jarrod says:

      She (and the other 4 interns) had a series regular option attached to their contact for season 10. However, Tina’s show on TNT got picked up,so it’s unlikely she’ll be back unless it’s still on a recurring basis. If Tina wants to leave, chances are they’ll write her out for failing the intern exam.

  14. Meggo says:

    Awesome been waiting for Tina to join love her!!!

  15. nickrnz says:

    SOoooooooo excited! Thats awesome news.

  16. Sparky says:

    What about Dick?

  17. Jess says:

    Vinnie, Dick and Principal Clemmons!

  18. Patti says:

    Awesome news. My favs are all back.

  19. Yay!!! Now what about Dick Casablancas Jr, Logan needs his BFF!!!

  20. stevie says:

    we need BACKUP!!!!!

  21. Midori says:

    Got everyone we needed.

  22. Jules says:

    Now only Ryan Hanson a.k.a. Dick Casablancas is left on my list, come on, Rob, just tell us, he was already in the video, I’m sure he’ll be in the movie, just tell us!

  23. Dominique says:

    Yaaayyy Mac is back!!
    Now all we need is Dick, and I’m good!

  24. Julio Villasmil says:

    max greenfield!!!!!!

  25. Josh says:

    Wow everyone is back! I just can;t see how Dick won’t be back considering he was part of the fan vid, so even though he wasn’t announced I’m considering him announced. Plus we got a bunch of Neptune High alums(Madison, Christine Lakin, Sam Huntington)….And Cliff…f no other casting announcements are made(besides Dick’s obviously :P) I’d be very, VERY happy. But I think we’ll here about a certain Mr. C soon enough. Veronica can’t return to high school without her favorite Principal.

  26. Caitlin says:

    I still need Ryan (which I don’t see how he won’t be given he was in the original video), Max (cause he’s even MORE awesome now), and Ken (it just wouldn’t feel right without some Vinnie)…….

  27. Sara says:

    Not that Duncan was anywhere near the top of my “favorite characters of Veronica Mars” list, but what do we think the chances are of Teddy Dunn returning? I would think it odd if he didn’t have at least a cameo. Duncan is/was a very important character in Veronica’s life and story.

    • Caitlin says:

      I would be curious to see if that happens. It would have to mean that he’s either trying to be there without being seen, which seems unlikely, or the charges against him were dropped, which also seems unlikely given Meg’s family.

    • Alan says:

      duncan was important to veronicas story only in season 1, there was a reason he was written out so i would be surprised if he came back.

    • hannah says:

      I personally would love to see Duncan come back, but I don’t know how considering he’s on the run from the law. Of course that all could have been worked out over the last 10 years.

  28. Drew says:

    Woohoo! The movie wouldn’t be the same without Mac.

    Who is left now? Dick, Vinnie, Duncan, Parker… Hmm… Troy, Clemmons, Gia, Jackie, Carrie Bishop, Corny, Clarence Wiedman, Lianne Mars, Charlie Stone, Alicia Fennel, Trina, Mallory Dent…

    I guess there are a bunch of people who could potentially appear. Even the Hearst College characters could appear (did the story outline say that the movie took place entirely at the reunion? Or could there be other stories/locations? It would fit the show’s format)

  29. Billy Wehrenberg says:

    It wouldn’t be the same without Mac (Tina Majorino) or even Wallace (Percy Daggs III).. It was a Great Show and needs to come back.. I miss it.

  30. Megan says:

    any one else wondering how Piz fits in to a HIGH SCHOOL reunion? I only see it if he’s with Veronica… boo!
    Would love to see some Duncan time… felt like he never quite got tied up.
    If theres a crime case surely we will see the Sheriff, a Mr Vinnie Van Lowe??

    • Drew says:

      Piz was close to Wallace. He was friends with Mac. He was friends with Veronica before they started dating. He works in radio, which means that he could be Veronica’s media connection.

      And who says that the entire plot takes place at the reunion? Piz could fit into the plot a hundred different ways. Not that I would mind him with Veronica at all, but everyone who is upset about Piz being in the movie just because they think he will ruin Veronica and Logan (who we know haven’t seen each other in years anyway) should just relax for a bit. Rob Thomas knows what people want to see, and whatever he delivers will be with those wishes in mind (not to say that he will give everyone what they want. It could be just the opposite)

      • Krystan says:

        Exactly! For all we know it will be a flashback (Rob loves his flashbacks) about what happened when V left for Stanford. Or he could be a music journalist… or best friends with Wallace… or anything. I loved Piz and I would love if V wound up with Piz or Leo, but I know how important it is to fans for Logan to be with her. I am rewatching the series and I realized just how little time those two spent in an actual relationship. In season 2 they were together in a flashback the first episode and then the very end of the very last episode they got together.

  31. Jay says:

    After Logan Mac was the one I wanted back most and the one I was most worried wouldn’t happen.

    So excited for this news.

  32. Alia says:

    The movie would not be complete without her!

  33. Mrs. Ben Covington says:

    I’m very pleased with this list. The only person I’d love to see added is Vinnie Van Lowe!! He was always so entertaining :)

  34. Patty Stamps says:

    We need Dick before Leo. Leo should not be hanging around Neptune anymore. Dick needs to return to his 10 year reunion. So glad Mac is Back.

  35. coverdale says:

    Lisa Rinna. Yes, that’s right, I said Lisa Rinna. I don’t believe Logan’s mother’s body was ever found, was it? I always thought she faked her death.

  36. Candice says:

    I can’t wait for the official Dick announcement.

    I wouldn’t mind having Parker and Gia back.

  37. Ben says:

    Bond and Q.
    Yeah !

  38. Deion says:

    Yes, Mac! I think Tina was woefully underused in the 3rd season.

    I really have to wonder if Duncan can still be on the run 10 years later without aid from his parents who will have undoubtedly found him by now. A snippet about a trial or something. Even if he went to jail the battle of the rich grandparents would be a nice story update. Maybe just an update on the Kanes in general.

  39. shadester says:

    I love mac you can lose Madison unlesss veronica finally kicks her butt! i would like to see dick C. too and v and logan better be together by the end!!

  40. jess k says:

    All we need is Dick Casablancas back and we’ll have an awesome movie! SO happy that Mac is back!

  41. MD says:

    I’d like to see a cameo by Corny and Butters!

  42. Kristin says:

    I am so excited for this movie!!!

  43. Eli says:

    I WANT HANNAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. M says:

    I want Veronica and Logan together but would love just a little more angst with the Duncan triangle. Piz is not really for her. Love Wallace, Mac and even the appropriately named Dick!!!! Can’t wait for this to come out!!!!!