Disney was interested in doing The Simpsons Movie 2. Then the pandemic happened. This, according to veteran showrunner Al Jean, who confirms that they were arguing in the studio about doing another big-screen adventure centered on Springfield’s most famous family. Whether or not the discussions return will depend entirely on how well movie theaters rebound in the coming months.

Al Jean is promoting The Good, The Bart and The Loki, a new Simpsons short released as a link to Loki, currently airing on Disney +. During a recent interview, Jean broached the possibility of a sequel to The simpsons movie. This is what he said about it.

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“We were really talking about it a lot before the pandemic. And now I think just as a warning, I want to see how movies come back, and specifically animated movies, because I wouldn’t want to do it just as a broadcast. We really want it to be a theatrical movie because That was the objective of the first one, it was something that could not be achieved anywhere else. I go to the cinema, I am vaccinated. for the film industry, but I want to see what the panorama is, personally. And then they also have so many films great I think they have five Avatar movies, five Star Wars movies on hold … so they have a lot to release and we’re going to go see Black Widow this weekend. I’m going to support the theater, even though I have Disney + ” .

There is a lot to unpack there. On the one hand, Al Jean does not want to do another film adventure with The Simpsons unless it can be released in theaters. And that makes sense, since The simpsons movie it was special because it was a theatrical experience. The show can be viewed at any time in the streaming age. The program is available in its entirety on Disney +.

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As for the recovery of the box office, it has been slow but sure. F9, Godzilla vs. Kong Y A quiet place, part II I’ve done everything right Black widow It is also expected to make a killing this weekend. But what about animated movies? Both from Pixar Soul Y Luca debuted directly on Disney +. The Mitchells against the machines it skipped theaters and was sold to Netflix. The Boss Baby 2 has yet to make a big impact. Disney would have to see that animated movies can still gross enough at the box office to justify something like this.

The simpsons movie it was released in 2007. It was a tremendous success, grossing $ 536 million at the worldwide box office. For what it’s worth, series creator Matt Groening said in 2019 at San Diego Comic-Con that a sequel would definitely happen at some point. It seems that point was getting closer. 2020 had other plans. Fans can only hope things get better enough for the conversation to happen again. We will make sure to keep you informed as more details become available. This news comes to us through Comicbook.com.

Topics: The Simpsons, Disney


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