It’s been more than two years since Community signed off air, but the hope for a Community movie continues to wage on.
When the credits rolled on the series finale of Community back in 2015, through the tears we saw #andamovie come up on the screen. After fulfilling the six seasons, fans are still hoping for a day where a Community movie will happen and the show’s creator is still working on making it happen!
Speaking with The Wrap, Dan Harmon has made it very clear that he is still hard at work on trying to bring the Community movie to life. Talking with Justin Lin about how they can get the movie to work:
“I hope I’m not talking out of school by saying that,” Harmon said of Lin’s interest. “I’ll get together with him every once in a while, or we’ll have dinner, and we’re talking — we keep trying to figure out how to do this.”
“Those are the kinds of guys, the Russos, plus Justin, plus a humble little me — maybe there is a way to secure the money and the momentum to make something happen,” the Rick and Morty co-creator continued. “But fingers crossed — don’t want to jinx it.”
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Whilst it is true that Dan Harmon has Justin Lin (director of four Fast & Furious films and Star Trek Beyond) and the Russo brothers (directors of Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Infinity War movies) in his phonebook, we also have to bear in mind that a number of the cast have gone on to become very successful away from the show.
Alison Brie has been in a number of high-profile Hollywood movies, Danny Pudi and Joel McHale work regularly in TV and Gillian Jacobs is constantly appearing in a number of films.
The most high-profile ex-cast member is Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. Whilst he is winding down his music alter-ego, he is due to appear as Lando Calrission in Solo: A Star War Story and is hard at work on his own FX TV show Atlanta.
Joel McHale himself pointed out the difficulties of getting the Greendale Seven (or Six if Chevy Chase refuses to return) back together in an interview with Vulture:
“All of our contracts were up after six years. All the actors on the show, almost without exception — their stock has risen significantly and it’s out of the pay rate that is affordable to make the show. So you’re not going to be able to get Alison Brie or Gillian Jacobs at a normal television salary anymore. There is just not enough money to be able to pay for the show.”
Just remember though that the show was cancelled, the show creator Dan Harmon was fired then re-hired by Sony, it dealt with major characters leaving (Troy, Shirley, Pierce), and ended up on the ill-fated Yahoo Screen and yet we still got to six seasons.
We can dream that #sixseasonsandamovie will happen. Lets hope that one day we will see it.