New The Simpsons Movie Possibly Inbound – “Nothing’s Happening Just Yet”
It has been 10 years since The Simpsons Movie hit theaters, showing our favorite yellow characters on the big screen for the first time since the show’s debut nearly two decades prior. Fans seemed to enjoy the film and the box office reflected that, but with the way it ended, many still wonder if the prophecy foretold by Maggie will hold true. As the credits rolled on, the young child simply uttered, “Sequel?” Well, Fox… sequel? In a recent talk with Entertainment Weekly, director David Silverman said:
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.”
Executive producer Al Jean even stated something along the same lines a couple years ago in an interview with Variety. “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.,” he said. Having been released between the show’s 18th and 19th seasons, The Simpsons Movie must have been quite the task to take on considering it had to be done while the show was still running.
If the residents of Springfield were to call it quits on the small screen, an entire world of possibilities could open up for potential films. Jean even told sent out a tweet back in 2014 that a season 26 episode almost became the next Simpsons movie. Titled “The Man Who Came to Be Dinner”, the episode showed Homer and the gang being taken by Kang and Kodos to Rigel 7 with the intent on them becoming food. Sounds like it could have been movie worthy, but they decided against it. Here’s what Jean recently told EW:
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.”
As it currently stands, The Simpsons are renewed through season 30. With the 29th set of episodes set to debut in the coming months, there is no telling if the show will extend beyond that. If it doesn’t, at least that will increase the odds of a new movie coming out. Stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for more television and movie news, check out the following:
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What say you, Simpsons fans? Would you like to see another movie in the franchise? How much steam does the television series still have? Should they have ended it by now, or do you believe they have what it takes to keep going? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.