In a recent interview with Variety, promoting the Disney+ series Big Shot, Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor, DC Super Hero Girls) reiterated her interest in a Community movie. According to Brown, the entire cast of the NBC community college sitcom is on board for a potential follow-up film when the opportunity presents itself.
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“We have a reunion every morning,” Brown said of the Community casts’ active daily group chat, via Variety. Brown said her and her former colleagues exchange jokes and even Community fanart with one another every day, even though the series ended with a sixth and final season at Yahoo in 2015.
Brown and other cast members – including Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Chevy Chase (National Lampoon’s Vacation) – departed from the NBC sitcom prior to the show’s final episodes, for various personal reasons. Despite not all being together at the end, Brown says she’d like to see the cast together again in a feature film version of the cult comedy, which she hopes makes its way to Greendale’s Human Beings sooner rather than later. “I think it’s coming,” Brown told Variety “I don’t know when, [but] I know we all want to do it and that’s half the battle.” This claim was verified by the cast when they verbally committed to appearing in a follow-up film to the series during Community‘s May 2020 virtual reunion and table read.
According to IMDb, the sitcom’s directors turned Marvel bigwigs, The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: The Winter Soldier), have also expressed interest in returning to direct a Community movie. However, showrunner Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty) has yet to weigh-in on the potential film. Harmon, like the rest of the cast, has had a busy career post-Community, which would make scheduling for the film another obstacle if it were to come to fruition as Brown hopes.
While Brown and the rest of the cast remain as active as their group chat, the Shirley Bennett actress told Comicbook that her Community character has likely been “hunkered down” praying and baking in quarantine. “I feel like she’s trying to find a way to make things better for people somehow,” Brown elaborated “but she’s definitely, she’s a person of faith, so she’s somewhere praying” (Comicbook).
“The lack of results around a movie should, in some ways, be a good sign to fans,” ScreenRant added to the conversation “this means that the show’s creators are taking the time to make sure that no one gets left out and that the film tells a good story worthy of fandom that has supported the show for years.”
While Abed Nadir’s dream of six seasons and a movie proved a bit optimistic for NBC superhero drama The Cape, perhaps hope may not be dead for the show about Greendale’s ragtag study group.