It’s already been a decade since we saw Homer and the rest of his dysfunctional family on the big screen. “The Simpsons” movie was so successful that it earned more than $500 million at the box office worldwide and was widely praised by critics for its hearty humor and clever plot. With the movie’s success, an immediate follow-up would have made sense.

However, fans of the highly popular animated TV show are not yet given the proper sequel, even though producer James L. Brooks mentioned it years ago that it was very possible.

With that said, here are the reasons why there’s no sequel yet to “The Simpsons” movie shared by Looper.

Matt Groening is not looking to do a sequel anytime soon

It seems the show’s creator, Matt Groening, is in no rush to do any sequel to “The Simpsons” movie. He revealed in a 2009 interview that the first movie left him “frustrated.”

Apparently, Groening and his creative team thought that it would only take them two years to make the first movie. However, it took them four years instead. This eventually took its toll from Groening and the rest of his staff.

In addition, the people who made “The Simpsons” movie are the same team creating the TV series. This means that they are too busy creating 22 episodes per season to do anything else.

A possible plot for another movie was used in the TV series instead

Producer Al Jean thought that the episode titled, “The Man Who Came to Be Dinner,” had such an interesting plot that it can be used for “The Simpsons” movie sequel.

The episode is where Homer was abducted by aliens named Kang and Kodos, who regularly appears on “Treehouse of Horror” Halloween specials, and took him to their home planet of Rigel 7.

However, Jean and Brooks ultimately decided against it, saying that the plot was too far-fetched and not in tone with any of “The Simpsons” episodes.

The studio hasn’t asked officially yet for a sequel

After everything that has been said and done, the studio will have the final decision whether to make a sequel or not, in this case – Fox.

Fox has not yet officially asked for a sequel to “The Simpsons” movie apparently. Groening and the rest of his team are not about to work on something that may or may not be asked for by the studio.

Jean said that a sequel is in its “earliest stages,” which could only mean that they are just discussing possible plots for another movie. Therefore, when the time ever comes that Fox wants another movie, creators of the TV show will be as ready as they could ever be.