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.
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“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.
Press PLAY to hear Daggs’ grateful thoughts, then hit the comments, Marshmallows!Follow @kimroots
*does Numfar’s dance of joy*
I would like to add the snoopy dance with you!
NUMFAR! Do the dance of joy! Lol.
I love all 3 of you.
seeing this made me so happy… enough to do Numfar’s dance
getting better and better v mars is one of the best shows
I know he’s not exactly beloved, but I need Piz in this film. I always thought he was so adorable, and Chris Lowell deserves more of a movie career.
Oh please. He’s not even from Neptune. He’s adorable, but not needed for this movie.
I really hope Piz isn’t in it. He was annoying as all heck. Same with Veronica’s roommate lol.
Piz is already in the movie. Chris Lowell gave an interview a week or so ago, saying that he couldn’t wait to work with the gang again and that it’s going to be amazing.
Whatever..while Wallace WAS NEEDED Piz WAS NOT !! I did not contribute to this movie to see Piz on-screen.. Chris Lowell being ‘adorable’ in real life or not ! As a viewer i don’t freaking care !
p.s: better be a Piz cameo Rob Thomas..better be..
“Better be” Or what? you weirdo.
It wouldn’t have been the same without Wallace… great news for the Marshmallows
Still hoping Francis Capra will be announced soon, I want to see what Weevil’s been up to!
Same! He’s the character I’ve missed the most besides Veronica herself. They need to hurry up and announce he’s in it before I give myself a complex lol
Yes! We want Weevil!
Weevil and Mac are the ones left for me to be 100% happy
Yes!!! Weevil!! I love him!
Weevil should be on this movie and with an important role but Piz WAS NOT needed. End of story.
I wouldnt mind Piz having a cameo even in flashback form. as for Capra he needs to be brought in soon!
I wonder if we’ll find out that Veronica has been FedExing boxes of snickerdoodles to Wallace ever since she left for Stanford?? ;-)
There would be no point to the movie without him.
Wow Wallace got hot. Also, yes, we need Weevil! He and Dick are the only other must-have characters for me, although I’d love Mac, Leo and Vinnie Van Lowe. Still can’t believe this is happening!
Hopefully if the movie is successful, it will lead to additional episodes – on NetFlix or Amazon. That would be an even more amazing outcome!
I need tina majorino!! I love mac the most out of the suporting cast
What about Duncan, Piz and Mac? Come on, Rob Thomas.
Mac yep the other two; just NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i prefer to see Hannah or/and Parker to them. Yep i said it.
Not sure about Duncan, wouldn’t he still be a fugitive…? I would like a Lily Kane dream though.
Please let Mac be confirmed soon! I know Tina Majorino is extremely busy but we can’t have a VM movie without Mac!! She was always my fave aside from Veronica herself.
Thomas did say he is looking to announce a cast member every day next week, so hopefully the people listed above will appear.
Now i need Weevil, Mac and Duncan!!!!!
For me Wallace is the unsung hero of the show. Besides Keith Mars of course no one has ever shown more loyalty to Veronica. He wasn’t just her friend. he was her brother. He has always always had her back so I’m elated that he is officially onboard. It would not have been a worthwhile experience without him.
Mac! Weevil! Duncan! Vinnie! Cliff!
Glad Wallace is in – wouldn’t have felt complete without him.
According to IMDb, Tina Majorino is “in negotiations” for the VM movie. Let’s hope they reach an agreement.
Rob Thomas says, “If all goes according to plan, we’ll have casting news every day next week.”
Tina Majorino seems the only one that might have trouble being apart of this since she either has Grey’s or that new TNT show(not sure which she is gonna be apart of next year). Really hope she is apart of the movie just wouldnt be Veronica Mars without her
I am probably the only one,but I WANT HANNNAH!!!!!!!
would prefer to see Hannah than Piz, that’s for sure..moreover her storyline was so much more interesting.
Yay! I hope Tina Marjorino (Mac) and Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas) sign up too… Fingers crossed!!!
So excited by this news. For me Veronica,Logan,Keith and Wallace were the musts. Keping my fingers crossed for Mac and Weevil.
totally agree, they are the token, needed cast. After that..i would say Lamb but they killed of his character..and Vinnie and Dick for good measure.
even in a dream sequence or a ghost presence.. amanda seyfried should return
I love Wallace, and he is important to the movie. I’m very happy that he’ll be in it. :D