Woot, Al Jean!New York Post wrote:Is Simpsons Movie 2 Coming Soon? Bart's Big Clue
The new season of "The Simpsons" - its 19th - opens later this month with Bart Simpson writing these tantalizing words on a classroom blackboard: "I will not wait 20 years to make another movie."
Does that mean "The Simpsons Movie 2" is in the works? Don't hold your breath.
That's the word from Al Jean, executive producer and show runner on "The Simpsons," who admitted in an interview that Bart's scribblings are really just a tease.
"We would only do a sequel if we believed it was a movie that had to be made, just like we did with the first one," Jean said. "We wouldn't want to do it just because the first one was successful, or because we wanted to make money off of a movie. We'd only do it if we had a script that we thought was great [and] there's no script at this point."
"The Simpsons Movie" has grossed more than $175 million in the U.S. and Jean says it's on track to rake in $500 million when overseas grosses are factored in.
For now, he said, producers are focusing on the new season, which premieres Sept. 23.
All I can say is, good. That's the only way I would want a sequel too, if they believed they had a great story.
And now they can focus more on the TV show, yay! Not that its bad right now, (still beats anything from seasons 10-12, IMO) but there's always room for improvement.