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Avengers: Endgame’s Joe Russo believes a Community movie will happen. Probably.

April 21st, 2020 by Marc Comments

We all know the legend by now: Six seasons and a movie.

When hilarious hit Community ended after six seasons, it seemed that Danny Pudi’s Abed’s famous prophesy of six seasons and a movie may finally happen… although so far, we’ve not had any movement on the movie part.

However, it seems like it may still be on the radar of the folks behind the series.

Avengers: Endgame’s co-director Joe Russo, executive producer on the show, seems very optimistic that the movie mat still be on the cards: “We’d certainly be willing to do it,” he says.

“We love our Community family. That cast, we’re all still very close to all of them. It’d certainly be schedule-depending for us. But I believe there will be a Community movie, especially now that it’s doing so well on streaming. Someone like Netflix could step up and make that movie.”

He also said that he’s not keen to see a Community movie get a big budget as it would go against the grain of what the show represents: “I don’t think you’d want to see it with a really big budget. Part of what is so compelling about the show is that it’s very quaint, it’s Greendale as an underdog. I don’t think you’d want to suddenly execute it with crazy high production value and set design. Unless we were going somewhere fantastical or doing one of our genre exploration concepts. But I think you’d easily pull that movie off for a budget.”

Perhaps we’d see a movie based in one of the paintball adventures that became an annual standout in the show’s time on air?

“Another thing we learned from working on Community is that we were just constantly exploring and subverting genre. It seemed every week we were chasing up our style and our tone, the look and feel of it, the score, the way the characters behaved. We were able to explore genre on a very deep level. When you’re subverting genre, you’re studying it to such an extent that you’re really understanding the nuances of it. That was critical and certainly the paint ball episodes were a huge part of our Marvel career.”

Community was a cracking show that deep-dived into nerd culture every week, setting the characters on fantastic adventures that were set in a very real, but very out-there reality.

To see the cast all back and for a feature-length adventure would be something that could make my inner fanboy audibly squee.

What about you all? Six seasons and a movie?

Source: Collider

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….