The Simpsons Movie to get spin off?


Executive producer Al Jean has revealed that a follow up to ‘The Simpsons Movie’ is a real possibility.

Screenwriter and producer Al Jean has revealed the team behind the animated comedy have talked about the possibility of a follow up to the 2007 film.

Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, he explained: “We talk about it, but if we do it, we only want to do it if it’s going to be really good. We would never do it just to cash in, so if it comes out, it’s because we believe in it.”

However, Jean did reiterate that they weren’t willing to make a movie just to cash in on the television series that has been airing since 1989.

He said the chances of a sequel were, “50-50”, adding that “no one wants to do a movie where people think, ‘Why did they do that? It wasn’t necessary.'”

When the 2007 movie was released, it was a critical and commercial success, managing a massive $525 million (£345 million) at the box office worldwide.

Jean’s comments come after he said last year that he thinks ‘The Simpsons’ TV show is likely to come to an end after the 30th series.

He said: “I wouldn’t be stunned if we stopped at 28, but my bet is at least 30. But then you’d have to resign them again.

“If you made me pick one, I’d say the likeliest is ending after 30, but I’ve been wrong before. I thought five seasons was good when we got there!”

With Series 28 set to air this September, it will only make the demand for a new film even stronger.

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