October 07, 2009 09:39:20 GMT
'Some day maybe we'll do another one - but don't hold your breath,' says creator Matt Groening when asked about possibility of a second 'Simpsons' movie being developed.
There won't be a sequel to "The Simpsons Movie" until the TV series finally wraps. In an interview at the Mipcom sales mart for a creative keynote event, creator Matt Groening told director Morgan Spurlock that the second movie is far from happening because making the series and producing the movie was so exhausting.
"It took 18 years to get around to doing the movie," Groening shared on the making of the first movie. "We got very frustrated. We thought it would take two years but it ended up taking four." Although he didn't shoot down possibility that a sequel will be developed, he insisted that it won't be for any time soon. "Some day maybe we'll do another one - but don't hold your breath," he said.
As for when "The Simpsons" series itself will come to an end, Groening had this to say, "We cannot predict the end because we can't believe we are still here today." Providing more info, showrunner Al Jean chimed in, "We are contracted to do two more seasons following this one. I gave up predicting the end a long time ago."
The first feature film version of "The Simpsons" was released in theaters on July 27, 2007. Following another adventure faced by the famous sarcastic family consisted of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, it features the voices of Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and many others. It has collected $527.1 million worldwide with $183.1 million coming from the U.S. sales.