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‘The Simpsons Movie 2’ Could Be in the Works With Disney

‘The Simpsons Movie 2’ Could Be in the Works With Disney

Springfield’s finest may be heading back to the Silver Screen in The Simpsons Movie 2.

Jeff Sneider, the entertainment journalist behind The InSneider, broke the “hot rumor” on Friday, November 24. According to him, 20th Century Fox picked up a James L. Brooks movie titled Ella McKay with the hope that Brooks will eventually return the favor and help produce The Simpsons 2 alongside original creator Matt Groening. 

“The first half of a ‘We’ll scratch your back if you’ll scratch ours’ deal, the likes of which have powered Hollywood for decades. But it makes sense…” he wrote, adding that a studio insider shared the news. 

“From the studio side, the appetite seems to be there,” he continued. “So it’ll be up to the creative team behind The Simpsons to come up with a story worthy of the big screen. The extra work would certainly put an added burden on the show’s writers and animators, but the extra effort may be worth it.”

The Simpsons first debuted in 1989 and is still going strong today with 35 Primetime Emmys in the bank. Despite being a cultural phenomenon, it wasn’t until 2007 that the creators decided to finally take it to the big screen. 

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The Simpsons Movie was perhaps an effort to help revive the animated series after it had gone somewhat stale, and it worked. The film grossed $560 million at the worldwide Box Office. It also holds fresh 87% critics and 77% audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes today. 

In the story, Homer adopts a new pet pig—A.K.A. Plopper or Spider Pig. After a silo filled with Plopper’s poo contaminates the Springfield water supply and further threatens the entire world’s water, the U.S. government covers the town in a biodome. Homer and Bart escape and embark on an attempt to save the world. 

As of yet, there is no news on what The Simpsons Movie 2 will be about, but the plot will no doubt be as hilariously outrageous as the first. However, Hollywood is notorious for smashing projects before they even begin. So the movie may never come to fruition. The series itself is doing well, though, which was proven when Fox recently gave Season 36 the green light. That means a movie may be more probable. 

“The key is convincing Brooks,” Sneider added, “who produced The Simpsons Movie in addition to being one of 11 screenwriters credited on the animated film.”