The Simpsons’ Al Jean shares exciting update on movie sequel ‘Wouldn’t be surprised’

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Originally starting on the Fox network in 1989, The Simpsons is now available to watch worldwide on the new streaming service Disney+. The satirical cartoon recently celebrated its anniversary with Disney with a new short, Plusaversary, and Express.co.uk managed to talk with one of the show’s first showrunners, Al Jean, about what fans can expect from the future. 

Al Jean revealed he wouldn’t be surprised if The Simpsons Movie eventually gets a sequel. 

The internationally successful animated comedy took to cinemas for the first time well over a decade ago.

Creator Matt Groening has maintained a second film will eventually happen, and the sequel has been in development at Disney since 2018.

Unfortunately, production has been stalled since the start of the pandemic last year.

Promoting the new Disney+ short, The Simpsons in Plusaversary, Al revealed a sequel film is just one of the projects on the cards now plans for the series have returned to normal. 

When asked about the future, he revealed: “I wouldn’t be surprised if we did some kind of a feature.”

The launch of Disney+ in 2019 has allowed a number of live-action and animated films to be viewed at home as well as cinemas during the last two years. 

However, as The Simpsons’ first film was released theatrically, Al is unsure whether a potential sequel would just be a Disney+ exclusive.

“The way the business is now I don’t whether the features go on Disney+ first or whether they release theatrically,” he explained.

During the pandemic, a number of Disney films tested the waters by premiering on the studio’s home streaming platform while cinemas were still a no-go for some movie buffs. 

The likes of Disney Pixar’s Luca and Soul were available to watch for free, whilst action films Black Widow and Jungle Cruise were released with premiere access. 

Were a Simpsons Movie 2 ever released, Al and the rest of the Simpsons’ producers would need further discussions with Disney to determine the best release model for the new film.

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Unfortunately, official announcements regarding a second movie may still be a long way off.

When Express.co.uk pressed Al if a sequel is definitely in the works, he indicated the movie is only in its very early planning stages.

“I don’t want to say it’s 100% happening,” he replied. “Or ‘the movie comes out next week!’”

Though, he assured Simpsons fans: “But we’re talking about it, yes.”

As for the more foreseeable future, Al said Disney+ subscribers can expect a lot more collaborations with the studio going forward.

“I love doing shorts, we’ve actually done four this year,” he said.

“There’s one more coming, which I’m very excited about. It’s not in English, which is very cool.” 

The Simpsons Movie 2 may still be a pipe dream, but it looks like the iconic cartoon family will be sticking around for years to come. 

The Simpsons is available to stream on Disney+. Season 33 continues Sundays on Fox.


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