‘Veronica Mars’ Gets Jokey In First Movie Clip

Cover shoot and first film clip revealed.

A long time ago, we used to be friends; and now it’s time to say hello to those friends again, as MTV Movie Brawl winnerVeronica Mars” has opened the doors (or s’mores, if you want to get more marshmallow about it) on the upcoming movie, revealing the first clip, scenes from an Entertainment Weekly cover-shoot and more.

In the just released clip from the March 14 film, we get to see Veronica (Kristen Bell) back home sparring once again with father Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni). For fans of the series, their relationship was the show’s backbone so seeing them together again joking about lawyers and detectives is a true thrill — and something we haven’t, so far, seen in any of the trailers or clips.

Then the duo gets interrupted by Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Mac (Tina Majorino), who are ready to take Veronica to the Neptune High reunion. In the movie, this is the setting for most of the action, an impetus that sets the main plot in motion. So while it’s just a tease, it’s a good one.

Along with the clip, the good folks at EW have also revealed a cover featuring Bell and Jason Dohring, who plays romantic bad-boy Logan Echolls, chewing on marshmallows and goofing around. There’s also a behind-the-scenes clip from the shoot that reveals that Bell would have shot the movie in her backyard with a flip-cam if she had to; and Dohring and Bell switch roles for a key scene from the TV show:

The full issue of Entertainment Weekly, which promises future plans for “Veronica Mars,” as well as a look at whether other cult shows will return to the screen, hits stands on February 14.

Look for more on “Veronica Mars” as we get closer to the theatrical release on March 14.

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