Back in 2007 The Simpsons Movie made $530 million at the worldwide box office and a further $100 million on US DVD sales, which for any other animated movie would have prompted a greenlight for a sequel. But as the movie took so many years to make and with the creative talent busy on the TV show, a second movie seemed unlikely.
However, in a recent interview the show’s executive producer James L. Brooks said they are open to another movie, and they have an idea where they could go with the sequel.
“We’re open to it,” he told us, adding the disclaimer, “It was much harder than we anticipated. It took us a year to try and get to the point because we’re all so scared of ‘What are we going to do to the Simpsons’ and ‘What if the movie is no good?’ We were all so scared about that and I thought it took us a solid year of looking at each other to get to the point where we can get to the point where we don’t give a sh*t.”
He continued with the exciting news that they do have an idea for a second movie, “It was a huge success and we’re very open to it and we have a beginning notion if we want to do it, but the series always comes first with us. The series is always primary to us.”
I have recently started catching The Simpsons on TV again, and while most episodes aren’t as fun as they were a few years ago, they are still entertaining. I wouldn’t mind seeing another movie, but I won’t get excited because they were working on the first one for around 5 years.
Would you be interested in a sequel to The Simpsons Movie?