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Community creator confirms Donald Glover is in talks for movie
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Community creator confirms Donald Glover is in talks for movie

The creator of the American sitcom Community has said he is in talks with Donald Glover for the movie adaptation.

After much speculation from fans, it was finally announced last week the long-awaited Community movie is coming.

Fans of the American sitcom will be delighted as it has been announced that most of the original cast will be returning for the movie adaptation.

The film is set to see the return of Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong. 

Fans are ecstatic at those names, but there are few big ones from the sitcom that are missing.

These are: Donald Glover, Yvette Nicole Brown and Chevy Case.

Well, it appears that Glover may be the most likely out of the three to return for the movie.

Speaking with Variety, Community creator Dan Harmon provided an update on the actor.

He said: "I think that Donald is coming, based on word of mouth, but it's just the deal isn't official or wasn't official. It would be difficult to really commit to doing this thing without Donald.

Donald Glover may be coming back for the Community movie.
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"So, I believe he is coming back. I think if there's names missing from a list, it's because the names that are on the list, their deals are agreed upon enough that it's OK to say they are on the list, and anybody that's not on a list, it's just not the case yet. So there is nothing official about anybody being out."

Fans are also holding out hope for Brown to make a return and the actor has seemingly teased her involvement.

When the news broke of the show's return into a movie last week, Brown tweeted about it, and it seems she is at least excited if she ends up not directly being involved.

In his interview with Variety, Community's creator teased the announcement of a director.

He said: "There's a director that directed some of my favorite episodes of Community that it would be great to see be able to do the movie.

"And that's not even mentioning the Russo Brothers, who I would also love to see come back. But I'm just making the assumption that they're too busy.

"But we haven't had any official, legitimate conversations with people."

Dan Harmon hopes to persuade Glover to return.
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Harmon continued: "Sony's strategy was, 'Let's make this a project that exists, and then we'll talk about attaching directors.' I think they're doing that because, depending on the size of that director, the director could then make the deal more complicated to close.

"So it's much easier to make sure it's happening and now we can go out to directors and say, 'Would you be interested?' But that process hasn't started yet... It also makes it exciting to be able to just announce, 'So-and-so is directing it,' and, 'Now Donald Glover is officially in it for real,' and we can parcel out these announcements.'"

The Community movie is scheduled to release in 2023.

Topics: Film and TV