First spin-off film was released in 2007
The Simpsons‘ executive producer James L Brooks has discussed the chances of a second spin-off film being made.
Released in 2007, The Simpsons Movie became a hit with critics and fans alike, raking in over $525 million (£345 million) at the box office worldwide.
Speaking to LRM Online, Brooks was asked whether there could be a sequel. In response, Brooks said: “Fox very much wants us to do another one, and maybe we will and maybe we won’t – that’s where it is.”
“How do we divide our labours, and do we believe in the idea we have? We may go into a more active exploration of a second movie soon,” he added.
Fellow producer Al Jean recently gave fans a similarly vague update on a potential film sequel. He recently told fans: “We talk about it, but if we do it, we only want to do it if it’s going to be really good. We would never do it just to cash in, so if it comes out it’s because we believe in it.”
Jean said in 2007 that a sequel was only a “50-50” possibility. “No one wants to do a movie where people think, ‘Why did they do that? It wasn’t necessary,'” he explained at the time.