Alright, Neptune, California residents, let’s hear some applause, because Weevil is back in the house. Actor Francis Capra, who brought to life Eli “Weevil” Navarro on the beloved Veronica Mars television series, is the latest cast member to promise to return with the film.
Since the series sang its swansong, Capra has busied himself by appearing on a wide range of TV shows, the likes of which include Friday Night Lights, Lincoln Heights, Heroes, Sons of Anarchy, Blue Bloods, Bones and Touch.
Capra is probably best known for his Veronica Mars character, though and I’m sure the cast is very excited to be reunited with him. The first to learn about the actor’s return with the movie were contributors to the film’s Kickstarter campaign, who got the word when series reator Rob Thomas email them early in the week, eported THR.
“Playing a wrong-side-of-the-tracks kid in a town full of privileged peers, Francis found a terrific — and difficult — balance between tough and soulful,” Thomas wrote in the email. “I couldn’t be happier that he’ll be back with us for the film.”
It would have been a real crime if Capra had other obligations. He was in each and everyone one of the 64 episodes of the full series, which ran from 2004 to 2007 on The CW network. I’m sure fans couldn’t imagine the film without him.
“I’m so excited to bring you guys the best movie possible and to see everyone again — and to see you, I feel like most of you are family,” said Capra in a video message to fans.
Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell and Enrico Colantoni have already signed on to the new movie and you may as well call this Mars week, because Thomas has suggested that he’ll give his stars each their time in the spotlight by making additional casting announcements one at a time. And guess what! Production should start next week.