Harmon said that the world is currently “being introduced” to a sequel to the beloved sitcom on the big screen.
Fans of “” came close to fulfilling their wish for six seasons and a movie.
The NBC sitcom, which ended in 2015, starred Joel McHaleGillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Donald GloverJim Rush, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, and Chevy Chase as a group of college students and faculty. While the series’ cult status conflicted with the network’s direction of the series, the Emmy-winning show moved from NBC to Yahoo! Screen for the sixth and final season.
Series creator Dan Harmon confirmed by Newsweek that after years of rumors (and hopes and dreams) a Community movie is coming soon.
“There’s a pattern to it,” Harmon said. “There is a product assembled and presented to the world. I guess that’s as real as it gets. That’s probably enough to make people angry [there’s nothing] in a year. This does not mean that there will be a movie tomorrow. This means that he will definitely be.”
Harmon also credited the die-hard fans for standing up for “Community” after so many years. However, there is no set date for the film and it could be nearly a decade before it goes into production, despite the cast saying they are ready to reunite. Harmon warned that promises of a feature film could be seen as “psychological torture” for die-hard Community fans.
“To the ghosts who post on Instagram every day about ‘Community,’ how can you tell them, ‘Yes, it’s definitely going to happen, but it could be one to eight years,’ that’s how the industry works, especially when you’re a factor in a pandemic and a lot more,” Harmon warned. “From a fan’s point of view, to keep looking in the back seat of the station wagon and saying, ‘Who wants McDonald’s?’ Is it just psychological torture? And just keep driving on the freeway. I do not want to be guilty of causing this sensation. It just takes so long sometimes.’
And it has already taken more than seven years: the last episode of “Community” ended with a title that read “…and a movie.”
Actress Brie previously said that “the wheels are turning” if the film could go into production, while his co-star McHale quipped that he is “putting aside all the money” needed for the film.
“I would say it’s more likely than it used to be, definitely, but it’s like building an aircraft carrier,” McHale said ComicBook.com in June 2022. “You say, ‘We’re going to do it, right? Yes, good, everyone is here, we got the money.’ Now this thing needs to be built. There’s a lot more to it than just “Hey, let’s make a movie, great.” That’s a lot of moving parts. So I’m definitely more positive than I was, but we’ll see. That’s a terrible answer, but definitely better than my answer two years ago.’
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