Matt Groening Says There Will ‘No Doubt’ Be a Simpsons Sequel Under Disney
Talk about making you feel old. It has been twelve years since “The Simpsons Movie” hit theatres proving to be a massive success for 20th Century Fox and generating an impressive $527 million at the box office worldwide. Since Disney acquired Fox earlier this year there has been much speculation as to whether a sequel to the film would see the light of day. However, if a recent interview with Matt Groening (the show’s creator) during Comic-Con is anything to good by it’s almost a dead cert!
According to a recent piece on NME.com, during a Comic-Con panel when asked about the future of the Simpsons sequel Groening responded, “No doubt there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days,” Groening assured fans. “I think Disney wants something for its money.” However, he was quick to point out the enormity of the project when asked why it’s taken so long for a sequel, hinting it may be a while before we see #2. According to Groening, “This is a true answer. The first ‘Simpsons Movie’ almost killed us.” He added. “We didn’t have a B-team waiting to do ‘The Simpsons Movie,’ so the same people who wrote, animated, voiced and did the music for ‘The Simpsons’ TV show also did the movie. That was in 2007. We’re almost recovered, almost.”
As we here at MickeyBlog reported earlier this year, Disney recently acquired Fox during a $71.3 billion buyout seeing Disney acquire The Simpsons, Family Guy, Avatar, X-Men and many more. In addition, The Simpson has been renewed for Seasons 31 (which will premiere September 2019) and Season 32. So it seems the collaboration between Disney and The Simpson will continue into the future. It is also be reported that the Simpsons back-catalog will be available on the Disney+ streaming service when it debuts later this year.
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