In an article over at The Wall Street Journal discussing the impending 20th Century Fox takeover by The Walt Disney Company, it has been revealed that Fox is in development on a second Simpsons movie, as well as a live-action/animation hybrid Family Guy film and a Bob’s Burgers feature.
The Simpsons news isn’t entirely unexpected, as there have been several comments from the likes of Al Jean and James L. Brooks over the years suggesting that Fox was very keen on the idea of a follow up to 2007’s The Simpsons Movie. Similarly, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has teased a possible movie for over a decade now, stating back in 2005 that it would happen “soon”.
The WSJ article doesn’t give any indication how far along the development process any of these three projects are, but it does confirm that Disney intends on finishing and releasing any Fox movies that are in production or post-production at the time of the takeover (that’s good news for X-Men fans, at least).
As for those films still in development – which one would have to imagine will include The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers, unless they’re somehow up and running in the next few months – these will presumably be handled on a case by case basis.