If you’ve been anticipating news of a Simpsons movie sequel for the last decade or so, you can finally stop having a cow, because a glimmer of hope has come out of San Diego Comic-Con.
Disney’s recent momentous acquisition of 20th Century Fox, means that the House of Mouse now officially owns the rights to The Simpsons – and according to creator Matt Groening, the company has big plans for Springfield’s famous family.
According to NME, while speaking at Comic-Con, Groening suggested that a sequel to the 2007 movie is likely.
Groening told fans: “No doubt there will be another Simpsons’ movie one of these days… I think Disney wants something for its money.”
Eeeeeexceeeeelent! Unfortunately, that’s about all we know at this stage, folks…
Reminiscing over the production of the first movie, The Simpsons creator said: “The first ‘Simpsons Movie’ almost killed us,” he said. “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.”
In the 2007 movie, the Simpsons and the citizens of Springfield were famously quarantined under a giant glass dome, after Homer accidentally polluted the town lake.
The Simpsons – officially the longest-running sitcom in American history – wrapped up its 30th season on Fox earlier this year and has since been renewed for a 31st and 32nd season.
The Simpsons will be making Disney’s highly-anticipated streaming service Disney+ their new home when it launches later this year. All 30 seasons will be available to stream. If you missed the announcement video, check it out below.
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