The Simpsons Movie 2 is in the Very Earliest Stages
Posted 2017/07/29 0 0
The Simpsons Movie 2 is in the early stages of production, according to The Simpsons director David Silverman.
The Simpsons Movie opened in theaters 10 years ago today, on July 29, 2007. It was generally well-received, made a lot of money, and ended with Maggie saying during the end credits, "Sequel?" With viewership still showing a healthy interest, the writing remaining solid, and the cast and crew still invested after all these years, why not?
Director David Silverman has heard these fan demands, and while there are no plans for The Simpsons Movie 2, he's not against the idea. Silverman explained:
“I'd love for there to be another one. We're still a ways away from it. We talk about this and that. We're thinking it over, but nothing's happening just yet..... It's still daunting because it really knocked the stuffing out of us to do the movie and the show at the same time.”
Meanwhile, showrunner Al Jean said that the idea of a sequel has been discussed "just in the vaguest strokes, just in the possibility of it," and that the movie is in "the very earliest stages." Here what he said:
“I’d say [it’s in] the very earliest stages. I certainly am cautious about a couple things. I wouldn’t want it to be risky in terms of budget, and I would not want it to be anything that we did purely for the money. I would want it to be a really great movie. I personally feel no need for another one unless it’s great.”
Jean previously told Variety that a sequel to The Simpsons Movie probably won't happen until The Simpsons TV show goes off the air.
"The movie was such a time-intensive operation, it pulled a lot away from the show. I would rather end the show whenever that happens before doing another movie. It's unlikely there’ll be another Simpsons feature while the show is being produced."
The Simpsons will return to FOX for its 29th season on October 1.