Published Jul 22, 2019In 2007, The Simpsons made the leap to the big screen with The Simpsons Movie. Last year, we learned that a sequel was in the early stages of development, and now the show's creator has confirmed the news.
Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, Matt Groening confirmed the project was not cut following Disney's acquisition of FOX. Instead, it's likely that the studio wants to return on their investment with the film.
"No doubt there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days," he said [via NME]. "I think Disney wants something for its money."
That said, he added that the first iteration of The Simpsons Movie was unsustainable for the show.
"The first Simpsons Movie almost killed us," he said. "We didn't have a B-team waiting to do The Simpsons Movie, so the same people who wrote, animated, voiced and did the music for The Simpsons TV show also did the movie.... That was in 2007. We're almost recovered, almost."
The Simpsons is currently renewed for 31st and 32nd seasons.