‘The Simpsons’ executive producer discusses possibility of new spin-off movie

'The Simpsons Movie' hit cinemas back in 2007, but there's still talk of a sequel

The Simpsons‘ executive producer Al Jean has given fans an update on a potential second spin-off film.

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. However, 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.

Asked again about a second film at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, Jean 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.”

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Following the death of Prince on April 21, Al Jean shared pages from a script for a planned episode featuring the Purple One which never made it to air.

The episode’s plot follows Lisa as she wins tickets to a Prince concert, and also includes a scene in which Selma tells Prince she loves his big screen disappointment Under The Cherry Moon, much to the artist’s surprise. Read the pages shared by the show’s executive producer here.