Did you know that it has been 10 years since we heard the song Spider pig for the first time? My oh my how time flies. Producers of the original Simpsons movie have discussed the potential for a second movie. For a TV franchise that is probably now outstaying it’s welcome it is suprising to see that people do actually want another film.
Speaking with Entertainment weekly, director David Silverman provided an update on the chances of a sequel, saying he’d be interested in one but it’s not an easy task.
“I’d love for there to be another one. We’re still a ways away from it. We talk about this and that. We’re thinking it over, but nothing’s happening just yet.…. It’s still daunting because it really knocked the stuffing out of us to do the movie and the show at the same time.”
“I’d say [it’s in] the very earliest stages. I certainly am cautious about a couple things. I wouldn’t want it to be risky in terms of budget, and I would not want it to be anything that we did purely for the money. I would want it to be a really great movie. I personally feel no need for another one unless it’s great.”
Not much of a giveaway there but an indiciation towards them thinking about it at least. The show certainly needs something to bring it back into the spotlight. It will always be loved by many but it feels as thou the show is now just a back burner to other, newer shows. There’s only so much you can do and 29 seasons in, I’m surpised they’ve lasted this long. That is a true testament to the writers, voice over artists and the entire team behind the show.
Maybe a film will arrive as a final send off to The Simpsons franchise when the last TV episode airs. That would be a really fitting send off and the film would make an absolute killing out of nolstagic farewell alone.